Langley homes

Work starts at Langley affordable homes scheme

Simon Donohue

Construction has begun on 21 new homes designed to increase the supply of affordable housing in Langley, Rochdale.

A mix of bungalows and two-storey properties to be made available for affordable rent, the properties will regenerate a vacant 1.3 acre site on the corner of Wood Street and Mosedale Road.

The two, three and four-bedroom properties have been designed by Croft Goode Architects on behalf of social housing provider Riverside.

They have gardens and off street parking with a cul-de-sac providing vehicle access to the site.

The value of the scheme is £2.4m.

David Croft, a director of Croft Goode Architects, said: "This scheme will bring high quality housing to the local area, revitalising a vacant piece of land and also complementing existing properties.

"The homes will use sustainable materials and technologies throughout and have been designed to have large windows in main rooms to make the most of natural light."

Carol Kershaw, assistant director of Riverside, said: "We are pleased to be working with Croft Goode Architects on the delivery of these much needed houses in Langley.

"The Wood Street scheme meets the specific demands identified within the local community. We have worked closely with the architects and the community to design homes that meet the needs of our customers."

Croft Goode are also working with Riverside to develop another 20 properties for affordable rent on a site on the nearby Helvellyn Drive.

The homes at Wood Street are expected to be completed by December 13.

The contractor is Prospect (GB).

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