Family homes replace sheltered housing scheme

Date published: 21 October 2009

A sheltered housing scheme in Deeplish has been demolished and replaced with a development of nine family properties.

Rochdale Council said there was a high demand for family homes in the area, so Contour Homes secured just under £600,00 from the Homes and Communities Agency for the £1.3 million scheme.

Six, 3-bed, five person homes and three 4-bed, eight person homes have been built to meet current Homes & Communities Agency Standards and constructed in line with Rochdale’s Asian Housing Strategy. The properties also meet the Secured by Design criteria and achieve Code for Sustainable Homes Level III.

Designed by Michael Hyde Associates and developed by Richardson Projects on behalf of Contour Homes the scheme was developed in just over a year.

Contour Homes Project Manager Andrea Swanwick said: “A change in the demographics in this area meant that the former bedsit and flats on the site were no longer in demand.

“In order to respond to local housing need we worked closely with the council to provide new quality homes which have been very well received by the local community.”

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