Miles Platting, PFI, C PRP Via Planning Documents
Sketch of the future flat block at the corner of Oldham Road and Butler Street. Credit: PRP Architects

Lovell 43-home East Manchester scheme approved

Julia Hatmaker

Miles Platting is getting 24 houses and 19 apartments in a project designed by PRP Architects.

Manchester Council gave its seal of approval to the Lovell Homes development on 26 July.

The new-build homes will sit on a nearly 2-acre grass plot. Previously, the site held an array of buildings including a bookmaker, six houses and a manufacturing unit. Those buildings were demolished years ago. The area is bordered by Oldham Road to the north, Butler Street to the west and Gunson Street to the south.

Drawing inspiration from the area’s historical architecture, the Lovell Homes buildings will be made of red brick. Houses will range from 2.5 to four storeys and will have space for private gardens and off-road parking.

The development part of the larger Miles Platting Private Finance Initiative project, which received outline planning approval in October 2006. The scheme includes plans to remodel the 264-acre estate and improve 1,500 council properties, as well as to build 1,000 new homes. The Renaissance Consortium, made up of HICL Infrastructure and JLIF, is the company charged with delivering the project. Lovell is the housing contractor for the project.

Lovell was one of nearly 40 leading housebuilders to affirm a commitment to meeting the government’s environmental goals in the Future Homes Delivery Plan, which was published on 27 July. Lovell was also named the preferred tenderer for Manchester’s Victoria North housing masterplan earlier this week.

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