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The Maple Mill site off Cardwell Street in Hathershaw. Credit: via UMPF

MCI to start on 98 affordable homes in Oldham

Julia Hatmaker

The developer, along with Great Places Housing Group, has purchased the Maple Mill site to begin work on its £14m project.

Planning approval for the scheme was granted in June by Oldham Council. MCI Developments plans to build a mixture of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes on the 4.6-acre brownfield site, each with parking and rear gardens. There will also be an assortment of one- and two-bedroom apartments and cottage flats.

Alex Wood, regional managing director for MCI, said that the company was delighted to “breathe new life into an area that’s been left derelict for many years”.

“Working with Great Places Housing Group, our aim is to transform the site into a desirable place to live, which has great transport links to Oldham city centre and beyond, delivering much needed affordable new homes and ensuring the development is a major social benefit to the residents in Hathershaw,” Wood said.

Helen Spencer, director of development at Great Places, referred to the Maple Mill site as “a source of frustration” and said the group was pleased to be transforming it into a neighbourhood of much-needed affordable homes.

Smethurst Clarke advised MCI on the purchase of the site.

 

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