Linden Homes has welcomed the first new residents to its new affordable housing development in Tameside, Greater Manchester.
Located in Droylsden on a formerly derelict industrial site, the project comprises of 116 houses built in partnership with Manchester-based housing association Irwell Valley Homes.
Irwell Valley Homes provides affordable homes and services across Greater Manchester to 16,000 customers in over 7,500 homes.
The development, Waters Edge, will eventually comprise of 50 three- and four-bedroomed houses and 66 two-bedroomed apartments.
The houses will be sold by Linden Homes, while the apartments will be available for affordable rent through Irwell Valley Homes.
Linden Homes’ senior sales manager, Mollie Thomlinson, said: “As regeneration specialists, we are delighted to have turned this disused brownfield site into a high-quality development which brings a range of housing options to Tameside.
“Despite its ideal location, the land has been long under-utilised and we’re glad we could bring it back to life to create a vibrant new community which is perfect for first-time buyers, growing families and commuters. We wish all the new residents every happiness at Waters Edge.”
The houses are built according to a three-storey design and come complete with an integral garage, private garden, and driveway. The whole development is located just a short distance from Manchester city centre.
The scheme at Waters Edge is being brought forward after Linden Homes’ parent company Vistry Partnership purchased the site from a private vendor. Tameside Metropolitan Borough Council gave the development planning approval in April 2019.
The entire 116-home development is set to be complete by the end of 2021.