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Construction underway for new sustainable affordable housing development in Moston

Construction of 60 affordable homes for people living and working in Manchester is well underway, with the first homes due to be ready next spring. The sustainable housing development is located on land off Ashley Lane, in Moston, and is set to regenerate the unused site, which was formally the Manchester College Moston campus.

All 60 homes are affordable and will be energy efficient with solar panels fitted and air source heat pumps providing hot water. The estate also includes electric vehicle charging points and bike storage facilities. The new estate will have 50 two-bed and three-bed houses. Of these, 33 will be for affordable rent and 17 houses for rent-to-buy.

The remaining 10 homes comprise one and two-bedroom apartments, which will all be available for social rent. Properties will be landscaped with trees and will feature front and private rear gardens.

Work on the site, which started last June, is being carried out by housebuilder Watson Homes. When complete, this will be One Manchester’s first housing scheme in the Moston area.

Work is expected to complete next Spring. The new development, designed by tp bennett, has had grant support with £2.04m from Homes England, £900K from Brownfield Grant Funding and £66K from Recycled Grant Funding.