Novo brings forward pair of affordable schemes

The Altrincham-based developer is looking for housing providers to assist in the delivery of projects in Hale and Little Bollington, areas not traditionally associated with offering provision for affordable homes. 

A total of 21 affordable homes will be brought forward over two developments at Brown Street in Hale and the former Stamford Arms pub in Little Bollington. 

Ben Fearns, director of Novo Property Group, said: “Now more than ever affordable homes will be required in locations such as Hale, and Novo, in partnership with Trafford Council, are delivering the first such development for many years.” 

Brown Street is made up of 22 homes, 10 townhouse and 12 shared ownership apartments, on a half-acre site which was previously used as a public car park operated by Trafford Council. 

The planner for the development is Nexus, Project 3 is the architect and Planit-IE is landscape architect. Lead contractor CPUK is on site with completion expected at the end of the year. 

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Novo plans to convert the former Stamford Arms into nine affordable homes

The second scheme, also designed by Project 3, would see the redevelopment of the former Stamford Arms pub on Lymm Road in Little Bollington, plans for which are due to be submitted in the coming weeks. 

The derelict pub buildings would be restored and converted into nine affordable homes, a 50% provision.

The planner for the scheme is Avison Young and Land Studio is landscape architect. 

Civic Engineers is structural engineer for both the Brown Street and Stamford Arms projects. 

Fearns said: “Each of these sites provide a minimum 50% provision of affordable homes, in areas that have been systemically under supplied for many years. Delivery on this basis forms a key part of our business strategy, as we look to develop passionately, sustainably and responsibly within the communities in which we operate.  

“Both of these sites show that the delivery of affordable homes is possible without compromising location or design quality.” 

Upcoming tenders will invite registered providers to express their interest and submit bids for both schemes by 30 April. 

However, Novo confirmed that, in order to account for the ongoing situation regarding Covid-19, it would be working closely with bidders to ensure adequate time is allowed. 

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