Building firm appointed on £8.2m scheme

Southway scheme

Building firm Bardsley Construction has been appointed to deliver an £8.2m scheme in Manchester for Southway Housing Trust.

Secured via the Homes England DPP Framework, the extra care facility at Burnage Lane includes the design and construction of 56 self-contained one and two-bed apartments over three and four

The scheme will provide a communal lounge for residents, a bistro, a laundry, office space for Southway management, private balconies to the rear, large gardens and parking.

After starting main works this month Tameside based Bardsley anticipates completion of the 5,000 sq metre development in October next year.

The design team on the project consists of Pozzoni Architects, civil and structural engineers Clancy Consulting and mechanical and electrical engineers S I Sealy, with Markhams retained as employer’s
agent and quantity surveyor.

Adrian Rooney, housing and development director at family-owned Bardsley Construction, said: “This prestigious project for Southway Housing Trust builds on our expertise in the provision of such specialist facilities and will regenerate a former brownfield site on Burnage Lane which has remained vacant for several years.”

Southway Housing Trust is a not-for-profit local housing company based in Didsbury, south Manchester.

It owns and manages almost 6,000 homes across Burnage, Chorlton, Didsbury and Withington while also providing services for tenants, residents, the environment and wider community of south Manchester and beyond.

Karen Mitchell, chief executive at Southway Housing, said: “The appointment of Bardsley Construction to deliver this long awaited and hugely necessary scheme proves our commitment to the provision of more social housing in Manchester.

“The scheme was born from a great need and demand for extra care facilities in the area and while providing a community and environment for older residents, will also free up other much needed homes for young families.”