Queens Park Bolton Watson Homes

Start nears for Bolton affordable homes

Work will begin this month on a 118-home scheme on Chorley Street, next to Queen’s Park, after the project secured planning approval from Bolton Council.

Due to be built by Watson Homes for registered providers Bolton at Home and Irwell Valley Homes, the project features a mix of tenures, including 17 two, three, and four-bed homes for shared ownership. The remainder of the homes are apartments, split across three blocks ranging from five to six storeys. TADW is the architect.

One of the blocks includes 25 units for the over-50s; another has 36 for affordable rent; while the largest block has 40 apartments intended for rent-to-buy tenants.

The project has also received funding from Homes England.

Access to the site will be via Chorley Street with 62 car parking spaces provided for the apartments along with 31 for the houses.

Claire Griffiths, executive director of growth, development and assets at Irwell Valley Homes said: “This development offers something for everyone, responding to the diverse need for affordable homes to rent and to buy in Bolton, as well as the growing demand for specialist housing for older people. Gaining planning permission is fantastic news. It will help to kick start the regeneration of this area of Bolton and make a positive impact on achieving the targets for delivering new homes across Greater Manchester.”

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