Northenden Campus
The Northenden campus is one of several assets The Manchester College is offloading

Miller unveils Northenden vision 

Dan Whelan

The housebuilder wants to redevelop The Manchester College’s 18-acre Northenden Campus into 240 homes once the college relocates to its £54m city centre campus, currently under construction. 

Miller Homes’ development, off Sale Road south of Manchester city centre, would feature a mix of two-, three- and four-bedroom homes, 20% of which are earmarked as affordable. 

David Brackley, land and technical director at Miller Homes, said: “This site presents a real opportunity to build quality, sustainable and affordable homes in south Manchester in a way that respects the local area and delivers real choice for existing or aspiring homeowners.

“Our vision will deliver a sustainable neighbourhood, which will be a natural extension to the existing community, providing a mix of homes in this growing part of south Manchester.”

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The creation of a city centre campus forms part of LTE’s estate strategy

A consultation on the proposals is underway and will run until 9 April. 

The Manchester College operator LTE Group is in the process of consolidating its disparate estate by disposing of some of its ageing assets and building several new facilities, including the city centre campus on part of the former Boddington’s brewery site off Bury New Road close to the AO Arena. 

As well as Northenden, LTE also plans to sell the 6.5-acre Fielden Campus off Barlow Moor Road in West Didsbury, which it says has the potential to be redeveloped into up to 50 homes.  

The eight-acre Nicholls Campus in Ardwick is another site LTE is looking to offload. The land is considered suitable for housing and is to be incorporated into plans to redevelop Ardwick Green. 

To date, LTE has sold sites in Moston, where housing association One Manchester is bringing forward 55 affordable homes, as well as its St John’s Campus on the edge of Spinningfields.   

The 39,000 sq ft building is earmarked for demolition by developer HBD, which is readying plans to redevelop the site into offices.  

The overall estate strategy is designed to “transform the Manchester College and UCEN Manchester’s education and training delivery locations over the next two years”, according to LTE. 

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