Disused industrial site in Droylsden to be developed with new homes

Waters Edge, Droylsden (Demo)

IRWELL Valley Homes (IVH) is working with Galliford Try Partnerships (GTP) to deliver 116 new homes at a site in Droylsden in Tameside.

The derelict industrial site on Edge Lane will be transformed into a new community, with 50 houses and 66 apartments planned for development.

The houses, a mix of three- and four-bedroomed homes, will be sold by Linden Homes – GTP’s housebuilding arm – while the two-bedroomed apartments will be built on IVH’s behalf and will be available for “affordable” rent.

“As regeneration specialists we are delighted to have secured this brownfield land for the development of high-quality homes,” said Brendan Blythe, GTP’s managing director. “The development and partnership with Irwell Valley Homes will bring a wide range of much-needed new housing options to the area.”

Sasha Deepwell, IVH’s chief executive, said: “We’re pleased to be working with Galliford Try Partnerships to bring more affordable housing to Tameside to meet the growing demand. The development in Droylsden comes on the back of us completing affordable new homes in Haughton Green last month – helping local people in Tameside into a home they can afford within their community.”

The scheme is being bought forward after the North West division of Galliford Try Partnerships bought the site from a private vendor. Positioned beside the Ashton Canal, the new development has been named Waters Edge.

Construction is expected to start in summer 2019 with the first homes available at the end of the year.



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