Mulbury partners with Great Places for new Hollingworth homes

21st December 2020

Mulbury has struck a deal with Great Places Housing Group to create 57 new affordable homes in Hollingworth, Greater Manchester.

Mulbury will redevelop the former Organ public house in Market Street, which closed in 2015, into five apartments, while the rest of the 3.6-acre derelict site being used to accommodate 52 two, three and four-bedroom homes.

The £7.3m development, which was granted planning consent in November 2020, will comprise a mix of detached, semi-detached and terraced houses, with 21 homes from the scheme being made available by Great Places for shared ownership, and the remaining 36 for affordable rent.

Greg Mulligan, director at Mulbury, said: “During our longstanding partnership with Great Places we’ve played a key role in regenerating communities and we’re pleased to be working with them once again to move this site forward.

“These vital new homes will provide an opportunity for local people to remain in Hollingworth in a more affordable way. We hope to be on site within the next few weeks.”

Helen Spencer, Director of Development at Great Places, said: “We’re delighted to be working with Mulbury again, and that planning has been approved to move forward with these much-needed affordable homes in Tameside.

“The mixed-tenure site will offer choice for customers, and we expect it to prove popular. As a group, we are actively contributing to tackling the housing crisis and providing affordable quality housing across the North West and Yorkshire.”

The new homes feature black-buff stone detailing with cream render, grey roof tiles and anthracite grey doors.

PWA Planning advised Mulbury on the planning application and the scheme has been designed by GTD. The development is expected to be complete in the autumn of 2022.

Mulbury is set to complete 455 new homes for registered housing providers in the current financial year. The company also remains confident of hitting the target it set in October 2019 of building 3,000 new homes in the North West over the next five years.