We’re delighted to have made the final handovers in a 46-home development in Greater Manchester for Gecko Homes, the shared ownership division of Southway Housing Trust.
The Park View development is situated off Vine Street, Gorton, adjacent to a public park and a short walk from Gorton station, offering great access to Manchester City Centre.
The two and three-bedroom homes are shared ownership properties, which gives people the chance to step onto the property ladder by offering deposits as little as £3,000, making the process of buying a new home achievable to those on lower incomes.
The properties are being sold under Southway Housing’s commercial arm, Gecko Homes, based in Southway Manchester.
Our director, Greg Mulligan, comments: “We’re incredibly proud to have built what is Southway Housing’s first shared ownership development.
“These homes look great and are in a fantastic location. It’s great to be able to help housing providers create a broad mix of affordable homes, whether for rent, shared ownership or outright sale.”
Karen Mitchell, chief executive of Southway Housing, adds: “In launching the first homes we have built for the purpose of shared ownership, we’re pleased to be able to help new buyers in Gorton to reach their own milestone – of home ownership.
“By entering into the shared ownership market we can ensure there is a wider variety of affordable housing available, with any profits made being put back into our core area of affordable social homes. We look forward to bringing many more of these sort of developments to south Manchester over the next few years.”
Work on the new homes at Park View started in autumn 2017 on what was a previously vacant brownfield site. The build was managed by Mulbury’s in-house construction team. The new homes have been funded through Homes England’s Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme.