Vistry Partnerships has completed and handed over the final properties of two contracting schemes in the North West – delivering over 100 new affordable and social homes.
The finishing touches have been added to the ‘Poets’ scheme in Swinton, with the new homes handed over to local housing association Salix Homes. The completed development comprises of 70 affordable and social properties across two phases, built on the existing Beechfarm estate; a popular residential area close to Manchester City centre.
Elsewhere, in Kirkby, Vistry Partnerships constructed 43 new dwellings in partnership with Plus Dane Housing. The £5.5m regeneration project saw the erection of apartments, bungalows and family homes on land off Shacklady Road, with each of the properties expected to be available through affordable rent.
Following the completion of the sites, Vistry Partnership’s Managing Director for the North West, Ian Hilliker, commented: “Vistry Partnerships is committed to playing its part in solving the housing crisis, so we are extremely proud to hand over these sites to two superb housing associations. Both Poets and Shacklady Road have breathed new life into their surrounding communities and provided much-needed affordable housing. We wish all the residents every happiness in their new homes.”
Poets required the careful demolition of dozens of existing properties, and each of the spacious, contemporary homes feature high-quality Porcelanosa tiling in the bathrooms, turfed gardens and off-street parking for two cars.
The distinctive name of the development was chosen to represent the heritage of the area, with the surrounding streets named after famous wordsmiths such as Shakespeare Road, Wordsworth Road and Tennyson Road.
Meanwhile, Shacklady Road formed part of Knowsley Council’s Growth Strategy, with the developers working alongside the authority and Plus Dane Housing to deliver the project which was the beneficiary of a £1.38m grant from Homes England.