Galliford Try’s £9m residential scheme set for Gorton

Manchester City Council has granted planning permission to regeneration specialist Galliford Try, which markets its homes under the Linden Homes banner, to redevelop a plot in Gorton.

The £9m Grace Gardens development will see Galliford Try deliver 62 new homes across two sites. 48 of the planned houses will be located off Crossley Street, with a further 14 to be built off Belle Vue Street.

All of the two, three and four bedroom homes will be available for open market sale, with prices starting from £140,000.

With planning permission approved, Galliford Try Partnerships will start on site next month and the first new homes will be available to purchase in autumn 2016.

The 4.37-acre parcels bordering Gordan Park were formally owned by the Homes & Communities Agency. Galliford Try Partnerships signed an agreement for the sale with the HCA in February 2016.

Manchester Place, a collaboration between the HCA and the council, obtained outline planning permission for the redevelopment in 2014, following the investment of £850,000 to prepare the sites for construction.

Darren Leary, development director at Galliford Try Partnerships, said: “The continued regeneration of Gorton means it is becoming a highly desirable location live given its proximity to the city centre, excellent transport links and wider economic investment and we are delighted to be granted approval to start on site. The Grace Gardens scheme will be an instrumental part of the council’s wider regeneration aims for the area by widening the housing choice available.”

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All that subsidy and public sector involvement and this is the end result? A scheme of standardised poky little boxes and at no market discount? What is Manchester Place useful for, exactly?

By Incredulous

‘Highly desirable location’? No offence to Gorton, but that’s stretching the imagination a tad far.

By Jimmy

Manchester Place sounds like a posh square in Knightsbridge.Even Alanis Morrisette must be able to see the irony.

By Elephant