41 affordable homes built on Middleton brownfield site
Date published: 21 June 2022
The £5.8m new-build scheme consists of two and three-bedroom homes, as well as two-bedroom bungalows
Forty-one new homes have been built on a brownfield site in Langley, Middleton.
EQUANS and The Riverside Group have completed work on the affordable homes on Bowness Road which was previously home to The Sporting Falcon pub.
The £5.8m new-build scheme consists of two and three-bedroom homes, as well as two-bedroom bungalows and future residents will pay rent at no more than 80% of the local market rate.
The completion of these homes in Middleton follows the 28 new affordable homes recently constructed as part of the Newby Drive development in July 2021.
The new development also features new community features that will benefit local people, including a children’s playground and a public green space.
As part of the scheme, a community project was led by EQUANS and Riverside, fitting a brand-new kitchen in the Burnside Community Centre.
Julie Gray, Riverside’s Head of Development, said: “The new homes have been built to a very high standard and are energy efficient, which will help keep energy bills down for our customers.
“As well as providing new affordable homes for the area we’re also really proud to have worked with the local community to install a new kitchen for the local community centre, who have since thanked us for the work.”
Councillor Daniel Meredith, cabinet member for highways and housing for Rochdale Borough Council, said: “The delivery of these new affordable homes on Bowness Road is part of a long-standing partnership and land pooling agreement between Rochdale Council and Riverside to bring forward new homes across several sites on Langley.
“These objectives were agreed with the community in 2010 with many of the sites already developed. These new affordable homes will help those families currently on the council’s housing waiting list to access much-needed family accommodation.
“Working together with ward councillors to deliver the overall Langley masterplan, we will see more affordable homes to buy and to rent, delivered in the future.”
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