Top of the Props: Our pick of the best new homes for sale in Greater Manchester
Greater Manchester encompasses nearly 500 square miles, taking in a host of large towns such as Bolton, Rochdale and Stockport as well as two cities, Manchester and Salford.
Salford has been a focal point for regeneration thanks to the high-profile relocation of the BBC to MediaCityUK, and its transformation continues with projects such as Greengate, which will provide 1,300 new homes and a renewed link to Manchester. The £650m revamping of the Pendleton district will refurbish old properties and a park and provide 1,600 new homes alongside new footpaths and cycle routes.
Refurbishment and new homes are also on the agenda in Aldwick, to the east of Manchester city centre, with a budget of £100m to update the Brunswick estate. Just a little further out, the Eastlands Regeneration proposes creating some 7,000 new homes on derelict industrial lands between Manchester City’s football stadium (originally created for the Commonwealth Games in 2002) and the city centre.
Manchester will be one of the ‘northern powerhouse’ cities to benefit from HS2, the High Speed link from London via Birmingham, with links proposed at Piccadilly station and at Manchester Airport and the opportunity to create thousands of new homes and jobs.
Dutton Court is a development of 68 one- and two-bedroom Assisted Living apartments for the over-70s situated on Station Approach, off Station Road. It couldn’t be more ideally positioned, close to the vibrant village centre, which offers a good selection of both traditional and modern shopping facilities.
Getting around is easy, as there are both west- and eastbound bus stops close to the development, providing local connecting services from Piccadilly Gardens Manchester, and Stockport bus station.
With selected apartments offering Juliet balconies and all with new double glazed windows and oak-veneered doors, you can live in style as well as comfort at Dutton Court. There is a spacious lounge for socialising and an on-site restaurant. Prices start from £201,950.
Find out more at www.mccarthyandstone.co.uk; 0161 485 7020.
Countryside – New Broughton Village, Salford
Launched in partnership with Salford City Council in 2006, New Broughton Village offers residents the best of both worlds – high-quality homes surrounded by green open spaces, but located less than a mile from Manchester city centre.
Peter Vella, regional sales and marketing director for Countryside, says: “New Broughton Village has been overwhelmingly successful and has fast become a sought-after suburban address due to the popularity of these high-quality and affordable homes.
“The development has more than bucked the trend over the past few years, with more and more of our buyers purchasing their homes off-plan, proof that the development’s popularity just keeps on growing.”
Find out more at www.newbroughtonvillage.co.uk ; 0161 820 1823
Miller Homes – Unity Quarter, Salford
These houses and apartments offer panoramic views of Salford and Manchester and proximity to both. A new phase of stylish homes has been released, boasting a good specification and an award-winning attention to detail.
The development, located between Salford and Prestwich, offers an affordable mixture of contemporary and traditional homes. With convenient access to Manchester’s city centre, Salford and other locations across the North West, Unity Quarter provides a fantastic location for young professionals, first-time buyers and families alike.
Around 20 minutes walk from Heaton Park and half-a-mile from Salford Sports Village, this development has excellent local amenities and transport links.
Find out more at www.millerhomes.co.uk ; 0808 250 4856