Levenshulme, Greater Manchester
This attractive development of 64 affordable homes has regenerated the site of the former Atlas Engineering Works in Levenshulme, which had fallen into disrepair.
Based on Elbow Street, off Chapel Street, Atlas Place has been delivered on behalf of housing and community services provider, One Manchester.
Atlas Place offers people the chance to live in Manchester without overstretching themselves financially, with the site’s mix of 22 three-bedroom homes, 14 four-bedroom homes and 28 two-bedroom apartments aimed at helping singles, families and first-time buyers onto the housing ladder.
When it began on site, it was the city’s first rent to buy scheme, a government scheme which allows people to rent a home at a discounted rate initially while they save the deposit needed to buy the home.
A total of 44 apartments and houses are offered on this tenure, while the remaining 20 homes have been made available for shared ownership.