Planning has been granted for the residential redevelopment by New Charter Homes of a disused plot in Corporation Road in Audenshaw, previously the site of Hawthorns Special School.
Sitting in a residential area the proposed 90 units will include 54 two, three and four bed family houses and 36 one bed apartments.
Approximately 75% of the site will be available as so-called affordable rent housing with the remaining 25% potentially offered at private market rental levels.
The development was designed by Pozzoni Architects.
Work is due to start in late 2013 or early 2014 subject to the appointment of a contractor.