Work gets underway on new homes in Manchester
Building work has started on a new residential development on the site of the former Longsight Public House on Kirkmanshulme Lane in east Manchester.
The scheme, which is being delivered by specialist housing developer, Mulbury Homes, on behalf of Eastlands Homes, are being built by Manchester-based construction firm, Harbur Construction, will eventually feature 22 new homes.
The £2.3m development will consist of two-bedroom semi-detached properties, with an innovative design that can provide family housing or ‘house share' living for individuals. The new homes, which will be made available at market rent, are expected to be completed in August 2014.
Greg Mulligan, a director of Mulbury Homes, said: "Manchester is a city with a broad range of housing needs and these homes have been designed to be ‘house share' friendly so that they can cater for individuals who aren't in a position to buy their own home. This scheme will also transform an empty plot of derelict ground for the benefit the wider community."
Dave Williams, Deputy Chief Executive of Eastlands Homes, said: "This is an exciting and innovative development that aims to meet the demand for homes that are cost effective. We believe the flexibility offered by the design will appeal to individuals looking to share the cost of a rented home or to families looking to move into this developing area of east Manchester."