Ground broken on townhouse development in Stockport

The proposed development

Manchester-based housing provider Equity Housing Group and developer Mulbury have officially broken ground on a new housing development in Reddish, Stockport.

The development will contain 14 red brick townhouses adjacent to the local 19th century Victoria and Elisabeth Mills in the Houldsworth Conservation Area, once a textile dyeing works which has been vacant since 1976.

Comprising nine three-bed and five four-bed houses, each with two car parking spaces, the properties will be available via shared ownership once completed this November.

The new properties have been built to complement the nearby mills and original terraced housing in the area.

Andy Oldale, deputy chief executive at Equity Housing Group, said: “Over 2018 we gave keys to a number of families to start lives in their new homes and it’s encouraging to see that 2019 is looking to be just as positive with the breaking of ground at the Harrogate Road site.

“It is important to us that any developments we work on integrate seamlessly into the wider community and Harrogate Road does just that.

“Built using red brick, to complement the surrounding buildings, the development is an extension of the heritage in Reddish and we cannot wait to see the build as it progresses.”

David Wroe, operations director at Mulbury, said: “We’re proud to be working with Equity Housing Group on this shared ownership scheme which will allow people to get a foothold on the housing ladder in a more affordable way.

“These will be high-quality sustainable homes that will have a positive impact on the surrounding area.”

The scheme was approved by Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council’s planning committee in September 2018.

It has been designed by Gallagher Technical & Design, with planning advice provided by Ludlam Associates. Building work on the development is expected to take around 12-months.