Work has begun on a £7.3 million housing development in south Manchester.
North-west housing association, Your Housing Group, is building 52 two and three bedroom houses on Amberley Drive in Wythenshawe. Sixteen properties will be available for shared ownership and the remaining 36 will be available for rent via Nuvu Living, Your Housing Group’s private rental brand.
The Amberley Square development benefits from good local amenities including schools, medical facilities and shops. Wythenshawe is well served by public transport links, close to the motorway network, Manchester Airport, The University Hospital of South Manchester and a short drive to Manchester city centre.
Designed by Manchester architects MHA, and being built and delivered by energy and regeneration specialist ENGIE, the scheme offers a range of detached and semi-detached properties all of which have off road parking for two cars and front and rear gardens.
Lorraine Donnelly, Director of Development for Your Housing Group said: “Amberley Square is ideal for first time buyers, young professionals and growing families.
“With a choice of detached and semi-detached homes, the new development will provide quality homes for those looking to settle down. Its proximity to Manchester Airport, Wythenshawe hospital and a number of high schools and academies makes it an ideal location.
“It’s fantastic to be able to bring more much-needed homes to this part of the city.”
Your Housing Group became one of Homes England’s Strategic Partners earlier this year. This development is part-funded with a £560,000 grant from Homes England’s current Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme.
Nick Cumberland, Senior Specialist, Home Ownership and Supply for Homes England said: “It’s great to see one of our partners using their resources and expertise to develop much needed new homes in a thriving community. This development will provide people with the opportunity to buy or rent high quality new homes and increase the overall housing offer in the area.”
Steven Gregory, Head of New Build at ENGIE, said: “Your Housing Group is one of our long-standing partners in regeneration across the country and together we have completed a number of flagship projects in housing, new build and retirement living.
“We’re delighted to kick start this project. These new rental properties will be a fantastic addition to Wythenshawe, offering a prime location for tenants while helping to regenerate the local community.
“We also want to impact and support the communities we work in and the people we work with, so as part of this scheme, we’re delighted to be offering a number of apprenticeships at the site, providing local people with the opportunity to take their first steps into the construction world.”
Anyone interested in a property should call 01925 393637 for more information.
The first homes will be built by the end of November this year and the whole scheme is scheduled to be completed by the end of May 2020.