Green Street Radcliffe , Watson GP, c Rendernation

Progress is being made on 132 apartments in Radcliffe. Credit: Rendernation

Progress made on £17m resi scheme in Radcliffe

The 132-home Green Street site will be completed in autumn 2025, Great Places Housing Group said.

The project forms part of a wider masterplan for Radcliffe town centre. TADW Architects has designed the development, while LK Group conducted site investigation works.

In partnership with Salford-based builder Watson Homes, 97 affordable homes are being built at the site with a mix of one and two bed apartments. Watson is delivering an additional 35 homes for private rent and 13,000 sq ft of mixed-use commercial space.

These homes will be mixed tenure for social rent, rent-to-buy and market rent.

Nick Gornall, director of development at Great Places said: “We’re pleased that this development will bring much-needed affordable homes to Radcliffe whilst also providing high quality design which will transform this key gateway site leading into the town centre.

“Alongside the investment from Watson Homes on the site and the investment from Bury Council to regenerate the wider town centre area we are confident that the completed development will offer a vibrant and sustainable community for our customers to call home.

“We’re committed to building affordable homes in all the areas we operate in, and we’re confident that Green Street will help to go some way to address the shortage of affordable housing in the area and play our part in the regeneration of Radcliffe Town Centre.”

Radcliffe homes, P, Great Places

Cllr Gareth Staples-Jones, Bury Council’s deputy cabinet member for strategic growth sad the development is needed to meet specific local housing needs.

“This will be a superb development that will complement the major ongoing regeneration of Radcliffe town centre”, he said.

“We need a range of housing across the borough that can meet the needs of all ages, family size and income. With such a high percentage of affordable housing, this site at Green Street will be perfect for smaller households and young people.

“This development will provide people with much-needed new homes and create new employment opportunities – and all on a brownfield site too.”

Simon Harrison, contracts manager, Watson Homes, said: “This is a key development for the town of Radcliffe and this development goes beyond affordability, prioritising sustainability, and energy efficiency throughout.

“We all have a responsibility to ensure that we continue efforts to do what we can, with regards to the shortfall of affordable housing.”

Green Street was identified as part of the Radcliffe Strategic Regeneration Framework as a key placemaking site, suitable for mixed use development at scale.

Plans for the wider site include offices and retail space, food and beverage units and a separate private rented block.

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Looks and sounds like a scene from St Petersburg

By Anonymous

it’s a good day for Radcliffe if it looks like St Petersburg!

By Anonymous

Catherine The Great’s Palace…Radcliffe..It has a ring to it !

By Tsar Bob

Radcliffe has become a housing estate with no amenities

By Anonymous

Come live in Radcliffe, where the shops have been demolished, the pubs are closing but you can go to a hairdressers eating a takeaway


All these new houses but no shops and the roads are not being made better for all the extra traffic so Radcliffe will be totally gridlocked most of the day when they have finished building all the new housing. MADNESS.

By Anonymous

Lots of homes but no shopping facilities the old town 50 yrs ago was better

By Anonymous

I love the comments from someone who turned his back on the town to take a safe seat elsewhere.
I wonder if this development would be welcomed in his beloved Ramsbottom

By Anonymous

Great more homes but no infrastructure. Where are the people going to shop, see a GP or even get to one side of town to the other given the roads are already like a car park most of the day. Even the new secondary school is not going to be big enough for the children that need it now so where will any new children go? Those who make these decisions need to come and live in Radcliffe and see what it’s like on a daily basis.

By Anonymous

Where are the eight Radcliffe First Councillors who represent the people of Radcliffe? Where their views not sought?
The development looks like something from Eastern Europe during the cold war. A very grim sight for both residents and visitors passing through. Shame on Bury MBC’s planning department on allowing this monstrosity to go ahead.

By Laurence Kitchinson

No shops, no banks, no swimming baths, no civic hall, atrocious road conditions …. Sounds Great..Who thinks this £17m plan is a good idea. ?.


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