£13.1m investment to bring more affordable, sustainable homes to Middleton


Great news! We are bringing more affordable, sustainable homes to Middleton by agreeing a £13.1m contract with national housebuilder, Lovell Homes for 47 family properties at its Eden Park scheme in Langley.

The investment is part of our development strategy to deliver 1,100 new, high quality, energy efficient homes in Oldham, Rochdale, Tameside, Kirklees, and Calderdale 2020-2026 to improve the lives of local people.

We have secured a mix of two, three and four-bedroom homes at the Eden Park scheme, comprising 19 properties for shared ownership, 17 for rent to buy and 11 for affordable rent to meet local housing need.

The project, which has attracted £2.4m Homes England grant funding, boasts a number of green credentials, with all properties planned to achieve Energy Performance Certificate (EPC) B and each is also equipped with an electric vehicle charging point.

Homes are due for phased completion between August 2023 and early 2024.

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Our Director of Development, Joel Owen said: “We’re delighted to be working with Lovell Homes to deliver more much-needed affordable housing in the Rochdale borough, which is one of the key areas in our development strategy.

“Ever rising demand for affordable homes, high house prices and lack of affordable options mean many buyers in the area struggle to make their first step on to the housing ladder. At this development we have agreed a variety of property types and are offering a range of tenures to help locals secure the quality homes they need and make home ownership a reality for more people.”

In the last three years, we have delivered 74 new affordable one-bedroom apartments and two, three and four-bedroom family homes across Heywood, Middleton and Rochdale.

Work is currently underway at four further sites in the borough. In Middleton, FCHO is working with Kellen Homes to build 45 mixed-tenure two and three-bedroom houses at its Mill Vale scheme, and 16 two, three and four-bedroom family houses are underway with KMM Homes at their Oldham Road build. The final homes at FCHO’s 30 two, three and four-bedroom mixed tenure development at Boothroyden Road in the town are also due for completion this summer.

In Heywood, forty one- and two-bedroom apartments for affordable rent are under construction on Rochdale Road East in Heywood with Challenger Building Services.

Last month FCHO signed a £2.1m deal with Armstrong Projects to bring forward 14 one and two-bedroom apartments at Smithy Bridge in Littleborough.

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