HCA approves 11 kickstart projects

Eleven schemes, including the resurrection of Sarah Point on Great Ancoats Street in Manchester by UK Land & Property, have been cleared for funding by the Homes & Communities Agency following a review.

The HCA has released £19.9m for projects in the North West, following the government's reduction of its kickstart budget in early July.

The complete list of schemes to benefit from funding is as follows:

Scheme Name

Developer

Local authority

Number of units

Funding total

Woodlands Park

Miller Homes

Blackburn with Darwen

54

£411,000

The Gate

Keepmoat Homes

Knowsley

50

£252,750

Anfield phase 2

Keepmoat Homes

Liverpool

72

£1,780,784

Sites 7.4 and 7.5a Miles Platting

Lovell Partnership

Manchester

53

£1,032,095

Sarah Point

UK Land & Property

Manchester

166

£2,499,850

Primrose Village

Beck Developments

Ribble Valley

50

£1,270,750

Murcote Road

Prospect GB

Liverpool

50

£1,653,514

Queens Bedford

Keepmoat Homes

Sefton

69

£2,609,918

Ellergreen

New City Vision

Liverpool

77

£2,924,627

Westminster Place

Bovis Homes

Warrington

54

£2,510,700

Norris Green

Countryside Properties

Liverpool

60

£2,935,000

Five other projects remain under review:

St Thomas Gardens, Phase 2 (Pimhole), Lowry Homes, Bury

Halton Brook, Seddon Homes, Halton

Victoria Gate, Lowry Homes, Knowsley

Hunts Cross Phase 6, Bellway Homes, Liverpool

The Dell, Lake Leaf, Wirral

Building work will resume on the green-lit sites which had stalled due to the effects of the recession. All schemes will deliver social housing units for the affordable first-time buyers market.

Deborah McLaughlin, director for the HCA in the North West, said: "This is great news. Our team has worked closely with local partners to understand their priorities and the benefits these schemes will bring to local communities. The funding will unlock developments in many parts of the North West which will create and safeguard jobs for local people and keep the construction industry moving forward."

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Great news for Ancoats Urban Village. At last a bright new gateway to the quality place created behind the Gt Ancoats St frontage. Well done HCA and those who helped you with the decision.

By Martin

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