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Keepmoat picked for DeTrafford’s Elisabeth Gardens

Charlie Schouten

Keepmoat Regeneration is set to build DeTrafford Estates’ Elisabeth Gardens development in Reddish, which will include restoration of a historic mill alongside new-build homes.

The contractor will fully refurbish the Victorian Elisabeth Mill to house 163 apartments, while neighbouring buildings will be demolished to make way for apartments and townhouses.

Keepmoat will also restore Elisabeth Mill’s courtyards to provide amenity space for residents, with a rooftop extension also planned for the mill building.

The new-build element will include 19 three-bedroom houses, 13 two-bedroom houses and seven four-bedroom houses, alongside 10 apartments.

In total, Elisabeth Mill and the new-build properties will provide 213 homes.

Designed by Ollier Smurthwaite, with Paul Butler Associates as planner, the 3.7 acre development two miles north of Stockport town centre is bounded on three sides by the Houldsworth Golf Course.

Full planning permission for the project was secured in early 2017, with support from local MP Andrew Gwynne, who said the building was “the source of a considerable amount of anti-social behaviour” and added he was “keen that the scheme be started as soon as possible”.

Local councillors had raised questions over a lack of affordable housing in the scheme and regarding a section 106 agreement, but the council’s planning committee approved the project, arguing it would make “a positive contribution” to the local area.

Elisabeth Mill will be DeTrafford’s first major project not to be built by Pochin’s, which has worked on the developer’s Manchester Gardens developments in Castlefield.

Pochin’s is currently building the first three phases of Manchester Gardens –  The Roof Gardens, The Sky Gardens, and the City Gardens. The latter scheme started on site this summer and will provide 109 apartments.

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Good to see this redevelopment finally getting off the ground.
One pedantic comment – it isn’t bounded by Houldsworth Golf Course on three sides. It has Houldsworth Street / Harrogate Road to the east, the golf club access road and Houldsworth Park to the south, St Elizabeth’s Primary School Playing Fields to the north and the gold course itself to the west. Always helps to familiarise oneself with reference to things other than Google Earth…

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