We’re delivering 29 affordable, energy efficient homes in Middleton


We're set to deliver 29 affordable, energy efficient homes in Middleton, we're pleased to announce.

We are in contract with development partner, Brookhouse Group to bring forward a mixed tenure scheme with a variety of property types designed to help meet local housing need in an area where demand for affordable housing outstrips supply.

As part of our ambitious development strategy to build 1,100 homes 2020-2026 in Oldham and surrounding areas, we are investing £5.7m to build two two-bedroom bungalows, seven two-bedroom houses and 21 three-bedroom houses on the brownfield site at Mossylea Close.

Twenty-two homes will be for affordable rent, set at no more than 80% of market rent.

Seven homes will be for shared ownership marketed under our Fabric Living brand – helping the next generation of homeowners to take their first step on the property ladder.

Features designed to reduce the carbon footprint of the homes and help residents save energy and money include improved insulation to reduce heat loss through walls and floors, an energy efficient heating system plus electric vehicle charging points.

The project has attracted £1.2m Homes England grant funding. Work is due to start on site in early autumn this year and homes will be ready for customers in late autumn 2024.

Joel Owen, our Director of Development said:

“Rochdale is an important location to us and getting into contract on these great new homes is fantastic news. As in other areas, there’s a shortage of affordable housing locally and we’re working hard and investing a significant amount of money to build as many new homes as we can to help meet demand.”

The deal for new homes at Mossylea Close is the third that we have signed with Brookhouse Group in the past year.

We are currently working in partnership to deliver 28 mixed tenure homes across sites at Radcliffe Street in Royton and Hardman Street in Failsworth, both in Oldham.

Mr Owen added: “We are pleased to develop our relationship with Brookhouse Group further and in doing so improve more lives as we move closer to the targets in our development strategy.”

The new homes in Middleton mark our continued expansion in the Rochdale borough, where we currently have affordable homes underway at four development sites.

Elsewhere in Middleton we are due to complete our 30-home Boothroyden Road build with Elan Homes this summer; 16 family houses are in progress with KMM Homes at our Oldham Road site; and we have agreed a deal with Kellen Homes for 45 family houses at its Mill Vale development.

Meanwhile 40 one and two-bedroom apartments at Rochdale Road East, Heywood, built by Challenger Building Services, are due for completion in spring.

Last month we signed a £2.1m deal with Armstrong Projects to bring forward 14 one and two-bedroom apartments where the Smithy Bridge pub in Littleborough has stood derelict for a number of years.

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