Watson Homes submit plans for 132 new homes at Radcliffe gateway site

Watson Homes submit plans for 132 new homes at Radcliffe gateway site

Salford based builder Watson Homes, working with Great Places Housing Group, has submitted plans to build 132 new homes, 97 of which will be available for affordable tenures, on Green Street, Radcliffe. The development will form part of the latest ambitious masterplan for Radcliffe.

A total of 132 new homes will be created with a proposed mix of one- and two-bedroomed apartments, which are designed to meet the high levels of demand from smaller households in the area. These homes in this mixed-tenure development will be available for social rent, rent to buy and market rent.

The site has been identified as part of the Radcliffe Strategic Regeneration Framework as a key placemaking site, suitable for a development of up to six storeys in height.

The plans also include 13,000 sq. ft. for a mixed-use commercial building, including office and retail space, as well as food and beverage units. The addition of the commercial space will attract business and investment to further facilitate growth. Also included are plans for a separate private rented block.

Designed by TADW Architects, the buildings will be finished to the highest specification to complement the surrounding area and incorporate renewable technologies such as air source heat pumps and solar PV panels. The office accommodation has been designed to achieve BREEAM ‘Very Good’ rating, this will benefit the overall development, which achieves a biodiversity net gain.

Rob Watson, Director at Watson Homes, said: “We have vast experience delivering high-quality, affordable homes across the North West. Being part of the regeneration plans for Radcliffe is an important project to us. We look forward to working with our partners, supply chain and local people in delivering the vision for Radcliffe.”

Helen Spencer, Executive Director of Growth at Great Places, added: “We’re delighted to be working with Watson to submit our plans to transform the Green Street site into 97 much-needed affordable homes.

“In line with Bury Council’s aspirations to develop this area as a key gateway into Radcliffe, our proposals consider how these homes will contribute to long-term development of a resilient and vibrant community, benefitting from all the local facilities of Radcliffe whilst adding to the wider sustainability of the town centre.”

The development is located in close proximity to Radcliffe town centre, benefitting from local amenities and public transport links, including Radcliffe Metrolink and Radcliffe Bus Interchange with direct journeys into Manchester.

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