Housing association One Manchester will appoint a contractor in the coming weeks to build 170 homes to the South of Manchester city centre, designed by OMI Architects and Mecanoo, after receiving planning consent from Manchester City Council.
The project, known as Hulme Living, will see a mixture of two-bed apartments and three-bed townhouses built across two sites, at Royce Road and Leaf Street. The new homes will be delivered by One Manchester, a community development and place-making organisation responsible for managing over 12,500 homes across south and east Manchester.
Hulme Living is One Manchester’s first new-build scheme since the organisation formed in 2015 from the merger of Eastlands Homes and City South Manchester Housing Trust. All revenues earned from the new homes will be reinvested back into community development programmes, including future housebuilding.
The new homes on Royce Road will consist of 67 two-bedroom apartments designed by OMI Architects and will be situated on a corner site where Royce Road meets Chorlton Road.
The development on Leaf Street will have 105 new homes next to Princess Parkway. Designed by Mecanoo, the site will have a mixture of two-bedroom apartments and three-bedroom townhouses.
Work is planned to begin on both sites in the spring and is expected to take around 18 months to complete.
Dave Power, chief executive of One Manchester, said: “Hulme Living is an extremely exciting project for One Manchester as it gives us an opportunity for the first time to build new market rent homes for people in the city. The project will bring direct community benefits including employment opportunities, apprenticeships and supply chain opportunities for local businesses. All revenue we make from the homes will be ploughed back into our work in the local area and our communities across Manchester, demonstrating our ability to find a new and better way to deliver the new homes our city needs.
“Preparations are underway to begin work in the spring and we remain committed to keeping nearby residents up to date with the progress of both sites.”