Work starts on 24 new affordable homes in Fitton Hill


We’re pleased to announce that we have signed a contract with Middleton-based building contractor, J Walker Homes to build 24 new homes for affordable rent in Fitton Hill.

The development on the site of St Cuthbert's Church at Tanners Fold will comprise of three-bedroom family homes.

Planning permission was granted in September this year. Work has started on site and homes are due for completion in March 2023.

The £4.4m scheme is part of our strategy to help meet increasing demand for affordable homes across the region and we have received £936k funding from Homes England.

Joel Owen, FCHO Development Director said: “The lack of affordable housing in the borough is a significant challenge and the new homes at Tanners Fold are part of our plan to deliver 750 new, affordable homes by 2026 and help improve the lives of local people.

“Getting into contract on this scheme moves us closer to delivering our targets and it’s another example of a land and package deal brought to us by a contractor to help us keep up momentum on supply of new homes.

“We’ve worked with J Walker Homes on our recently completed Royley development in Royton and the contractor shares our commitment to generating social value through its work, so I look forward to the positive outcomes we can create together through this build.”

Jon Walker, Director at J Walker Homes said: “We’re pleased to be partnering with FCHO on this latest development that will deliver more much needed new affordable housing in Oldham, contribute to the local economy and create opportunities for local people and businesses too.”

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