Build with us


We are a social housing provider with 11,867 homes across the Oldham and Rochdale areas of Greater Manchester. Over the next six years we want to invest £160m to build 876 high quality, affordable new homes in Oldham, Rochdale and the surrounding areas of Tameside, Calderdale and Kirklees to help improve the lives of local people. We will also consider supported housing opportunities where sites are a good fit for our business.

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.

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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 can make quick decisions on opportunities which align with our development strategy.

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.

FCHO has worked with local development partner J Walker Homes to deliver 15 new homes in Royton.

See what our partners have to say...

  • Our client testimonials, speech icon

    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
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    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
  • Our client testimonials, speech icon

    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
  • Our client testimonials, speech icon

    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
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Contact us to discuss how we can work together to deliver new homes

Email our Development team at development@fcho.co.uk.