Manchester-based provider Equity Housing Group and developer Mulbury have broken ground on a 14-home development in Reddish, Stockport.
The project comprises nine three-bed and five four-bedroom red brick townhouses adjacent to the 19th century Victoria and Elisabeth Mills in the Houldsworth conservation area, the homes being developed on the site of a former dye works that has now been demolished, having stood empty since 1976.
The partnership said that each house comes with two car parking spaces and will be available through shared ownership once completed in November 2019.
Andy Oldale, deputy chief executive at Equity Housing Group, said: “Over 2018 we gave keys to a number of families to start lives in their new homes and it’s encouraging to see that 2019 is looking to be just as positive with the breaking of ground at the Harrogate Road site.
“It is important to us that any developments we work on integrate seamlessly into the wider community and Harrogate Road does just that. Built using red brick, to complement the surrounding buildings, the development is an extension of the heritage in Reddish and we cannot wait to see the build as it progresses.”
David Wroe, operations director at Mulbury, said: “We’re proud to be working with Equity Housing Group on this shared ownership scheme which will allow people to get a foothold on the housing ladder in a more affordable way. These will be high quality sustainable homes that will have a positive impact on the surrounding area.”
The scheme was approved by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council’s planning committee in September 2018. It has been designed by Gallagher Technical & Design with planning advice provided by Ludlam Associates. Building work on the development is expected to take around a year.
DeTrafford Estates is under way with the development of Elisabeth Mill into 152 apartments, while Victoria Mill was converted in the early 2000s.