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New homes, new beginnings

March 12 2019 | Articles | News

(The Nowak family moved into one of the properties in Moston)

Families have been given the keys to the doors of brand new homes.

A total of 40 properties have popped up on six small sites in Moston, Collyhurst and Harpurhey, built by Willmott Dixon.

These are council homes, made possible thanks to a grant from Homes England, which Northwards will be managing.

They are two-bedroom homes and available at an affordable rent.

Much needed

Sue Abbott, chair of the board at Northwards Housing, said: “These homes are much-needed and are being snapped up by people who have been living in over-crowded or temporary accommodation; people with genuine housing needs.

“We’re delighted these high-quality properties are now places families can call home and we look forward to seeing even more affordable housing built in north Manchester.”

The council has also purchased 20 new, high-quality family homes in partnership with Taylor Wimpey at Booth Hall in Charlestown.

These will support Manchester people on to the property ladder through affordable shared-ownership.

Councillor Suzanne Richards, the council’s executive member for housing and regeneration, said: “We are committed to bringing new affordable homes to Manchester people and these 60 homes show our ambition to make sure there are different types of housing coming to market, from rental properties to options that are helping Manchester people buy their own home.

“Importantly, these homes contribute to strengthening the existing neighbourhood, creating a stable community where Manchester people will want to live and put down roots.”

Next phase

The next phase of the north Manchester new homes project will be announced later this year and will include a further 150 new homes.

It's 100 years this summer since the Addison Act prompted the first major wave of council house building.

For further details about the shared ownership homes, please email sales@equityliving.co.uk or telephone 0161 486 7700.

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