One Manchester to develop 139 low-carbon homes in UK

WCN Editorial Team 27 Mar 2020 EUROPE BUILDINGS

Manchester City Council has given its approval to One Manchester for the development of 139 low-carbon homes, of which 50% will be made available for social rent.

To build the homes, the council announced the transfer of land on Oldham Road, Newton Heath to the housing provider for the development.

The partly-vacant 1.2-hectare brownfield site between Dulverton Street and Droylsden Road will see 100 low-carbon one- and two-bedroom apartments and 39 semi-detached family home with private gardens. The number of homes will be split equally between social rent and affordable rent.

Space on the apartments’ ground floor will be used for commercial and community opportunities. The homes will also feature intelligent design and build methods, where passive techniques to a low-carbon footprint of the scheme, supporting the Council’s ambition to become a zero-carbon city by 2038.

Manchester City Council housing and regeneration executive member Suzanne Richards said: “This is another brilliant example of partnership working between the Council and One Manchester, using Council land and their development acumen to deliver low carbon, affordable homes for Manchester.

“This is exactly what we need to be doing to meet our target to deliver at least 6,400 affordable homes up to 2025.

“This sort of partnership will continue as we work to increase home building across the city, along with the creation of a Council-led housing delivery company that will ensure we are using the land resources at our disposal to deliver as much housing as possible for Manchester people.”

The scheme’s location is claimed to be highly accessible, being close to both Newton Heath tram stop and bus routes into the city centre. This will reduce the need for vehicles for residents.

One Manchester assets and growth executive director David Williams said: “We’re proud to be partnering with the council on another scheme, which will see new, affordable homes developed in Newton Heath.

“This scheme is part of our larger programme to provide new, low carbon properties in the heart of Manchester, supporting both local people to access affordable homes, and supporting the council in meeting their carbon targets.”

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Image: Manchester approves low-carbon affordable housing. (Credit: Manchester City Council.)

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