Wickfield Mews

Wickfield Mews completes

David McCourt

Peaks & Plains Housing Trust has handed over its 39,000 sq ft Wickfield Mews development in Poynton, East Cheshire.

The site, off Copperfield Road, includes 30 new homes divided into 14 three-bedroom family houses, 14 two-bedroom apartments and two one-bedroom apartments.

The site's design aims to carefully integrate mixed-use housing, and the apartments are positioned above the two-storey homes.

The development takes its name from the area's Dickensian influence and is on the site of the former sheltered scheme, Vernon Lodge, which closed in 2012.

The new homes are available for rent and are currently being allocated.

Four of the ground floor apartments have been built with adaptations to accommodate disabilities and all homes have been built to the Lifetime Homes standard.

The site underwent a full environmental survey before work began and, as a result, the trust has incorporated heated bat boxes within the development.

Tim Pinder, chief executive of Peaks & Plains, said: "The completion of Wickfield Mews will provide much needed affordable homes for local people.

"We have worked closely with the local community to take on board their comments and feel that these have been reflected in the final scheme.

"We believe the careful mix of housing types offered, along with the unique design of the development, will make Wickfield Mews a thriving part of the local community."

The architect on the project was Bowker Sadler. The main contractor was Southdale.

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