Seddon starts on Gorton homes for Great Places

Seddon has started on a £13.5m scheme for Great Places Housing Group in Gorton, designed by architect Nicol Thomas.

The Bolton-based contractor will build 131 homes on the site of a former running track on Melland Road, including 34 two-bed, 82 three-bed, and 15 four-bed houses for sale, rent, and shared ownership.

The development is being brought forward by Great Places Housing Group’s private sector arm Cube Great Places, while the homes will be marketed through Great Places’ affordable homes company Plumlife.

Seddon is expected to complete the project in December 2019.

Duncan Williams, regional director at Seddon, said: “This top-of-the-range development showcases the best of our ability in delivering quality new-build properties alongside housing association partners.

“We’re proud to be able to improve local communities and are confident that the finished scheme will be a thriving addition to the area.”

Other projects Seddon has completed for Great Places include a two-phase 150-home development in Longsight. The contractor is also set to build a further 150 homes with Great Places during 2018-19.

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How can this be ‘top of the range’ when it looks like a house from the 80’s?! It might be delivering much needed housing numbers, but really everyone, what kind of legacy are we leaving with this proliferation of crap, McAnywhere housing?!

By Martin

Not only looks dated but it’s likely the development will be low density, the houses small and poorly specified and designed for car use rather than part of a sustainable, walkable community.

By Brookside close

Must be the wrong CGI as that’s awful.

By Neighbours

its a house that looks like a house and will stand the test of time better than all that wacky stuff Gt Places did in other parts of Gorton with all mad ‘bespoke’ architecture details that costs a fortune to maintain.

By Bday

It’s a house that looks like it’s come straight from the pattern book of a volume house builder in the 1980s. I’m sure it fulfils its purpose but it says nothing about the area it’s situated in.

Anyway, I thought housing associations were supposed to be about more than ticky tacky boxes. They’re supposed to be about building sustainable communities which means build quality, performance, distinctiveness and walkable communities that promote wellbeing and minimise car use. Nothing about this scheme suggests they’ve put much thought into any of that.

By Sinbad

If this is the best that Seddons can do…….

By anon

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