We are a growing housing association with more than 11,300 homes across the Oldham, Rochdale, and Tameside areas of Greater Manchester, and we're expanding into neighbouring Kirklees and Calderdale.
Build with us
We are delivering 700 new homes between now and 2026 in Oldham, Rochdale, Tameside, Kirklees and Calderdale to help improve the lives of local people.
To help us achieve this growth we’re actively seeking opportunities to acquire land, land-led package deals, Section 106 units and explore partnerships/joint ventures.
We are keen to work in partnership with local authorities, contractors, developers, land agents, consultants and other Registered Providers in Greater Manchester to collectively maximise our resources and increase the delivery of much needed affordable homes in our communities.
Working with us
We have a strong track record of forging long-term partnerships with like-minded organisations committed to delivering affordable new homes.
We are easy to work with. We have a clear strategy for appraising opportunities, and we make quick decisions aligned to our development programme.
We have a £160m financing facility in place for investment and growth and have the highest governance and viability gradings (G1/V1) from the Regulator of Social Housing.
In the last four years we have delivered over 400 new affordable homes in partnership with a number of local, regional and national housebuilding contractors.
PRP have been working with FCHO on their vision for the regeneration of West Vale, which will create a contemporary new development right in the heart of Oldham, which provides a range of high quality, affordable homes in a vibrant neighbourhood where people and families can thrive. By working collaboratively, a bespoke community engagement virtual event was created, allowing local residents to raise their views, even during a lockdown and in advance of a detailed planning application being submitted in January.Graham Locke, PRP Architects
We find the FCHO Development Team a pleasure to deal with. Their customer focussed approach to the design and delivery of new homes through community engagement and stakeholder involvement ensures the best possible outcome is achieved for their residents. We see this through good project management, communication and leadership to ensure project teams are focussed on delivery and local need.Markhams, Employer's Agents
Since January 2020 we have been working with First Choice Homes Oldham on delivering quality new homes for the people of Oldham. Throughout the Covid-19 pandemic we have maintained good communication when most others in the sector stopped. Through collaborative working and learning to operate through lockdown, we have been able to deliver quality new homes.Robwood Construction Ltd
We have worked with FCHO since 2016 and in that time have delivered a range of new developments, including houses, bungalows and apartments across a range of tenures. These have often been on very challenging brownfield sites, but by adopting a highly collaborative approach with the entire project team, together we have successfully identified solutions to deliver efficient and good value projects.Wilkinson Cowan Partnership Ltd