We have firm ambitions to grow and diversify, and new housing development and further acquisition forms a key part of our Futures Strategy. We build and acquire to:

  • Increase the supply of housing in areas that are in or close to South Manchester, improving the range and choice of housing available for those who currently have limited or no access to a decent, safe and secure home
  • Generate financial surplus that can be used to help fund our core business and social objectives

We have successfully bid for funding through the HCA to provide 291 Shared Ownership properties. In addition we will be delivering new homes for Affordable Rent, Outright Sale and Market Rent:

What we are building 

  • Park View (Vine Street), Gorton

    Park View is 46 Shared Ownership homes, built in 2 phases:

    • 17 X 2 Bedroom Houses
    • 29 X 3 Bedroom Houses

    Status

    Show home open now - contact Gecko Homes to book a viewing.

    Phase 1 completed end of November 2018, with the new owners moving in for Christmas.
    Phase 2 to be finished in 2019.

    Enquiries to Gecko Homes Tel 03309 951333.
    Details also on Gecko website www.geckohomes.co.uk.

  • Aura (Hartington Road), Altrincham

    Aura is 42 new build Market Rent apartments in two and three storey blocks.

    • 6 x 1 bed apartments
    • 36 x 2 bed apartments

    Status

    Started on site, to be released in 2 phases.
    Phase 1: March 2019
    Phase 2: May 2019

    Enquiries to Gecko Homes Tel 03309 951333.
    Details also on Gecko website www.geckohomes.co.uk.

  • Northbank Gardens, Withington

    The development consists of 2 x 3 bedroom houses for Shared Ownership.

    Status

    Building work has started. The proposed completion date is January 2019.

    Enquiries to Gecko Homes Tel 03309 951333.
    Details also on Gecko website www.geckohomes.co.uk.

  • Deepdale Avenue, Withington

    This development consists of:

    • 5 x 3 bedroom houses for Shared Ownership
    • 4 x 2 bedroom cottage flats for Affordable Rent

    Status

    Work has started on site. The properties are expected to be completed August 2019.

    Enquiries to Gecko Homes Tel 03309 951333.
    Details also on Gecko website www.geckohomes.co.uk.

  • Oakmoor (Buckthorn Close), Arrowfield

    The development consists of 24 2 bedroom apartments for Shared Ownership.

    Enabling low cost home ownership in a popular residential area and a desirable neighbourhood.

    Status

    Building work has started with completion scheduled for September 2019.

    Enquiries to Gecko Homes Tel 03309 951333.
    Details also on Gecko website www.geckohomes.co.uk.

  • Minehead, Withington

    The Age Friendly development consists of 64 units:

    • 31 x 2 bedroom Houses and Apartments for Shared Ownership
    • 33 x 1 and 2 bedroom Apartments for Affordable Rent
    • Community Café and Treatment Room

    Status

    On site with completion expected May 2019 for houses, and January 2020 for Apartments, Community Cafe and Treatment Room.

    Enquiries to Gecko Homes Tel 03309 951333.
    Details also on Gecko website www.geckohomes.co.uk.

    Affordable rent properties will be advertised when complete through Manchester Move.

  • Regent Road, Altrincham

    The site is located in Altrincham Town Centre, immediately adjacent to the old hospital site which is currently under redevelopment as an NHS Hub.

    The proposal is to build 2 apartment blocks and 6 cottages for Market Rent, Shared Ownership and Outright Sale.

    • New Street - 15 Apartments for Shared Ownership
    • Normans Place – 4 Apartments for Market Rent
    • Weavers Cottages - 6 x 2 bed Cottage Houses for Outright Sale

    Status

    Phase 1: Works have started on Weavers Cottages; to be sold by Novo. Planning for Normans Place apartments expected February 2019.
    Enquiries to Novo: Abbie Parsons abbie@novoproperty.co.uk.

    Phase 2 and 3: the Shared Ownership and Market Rent Apartments are expected to start on-site by 2019 TBC.

  • Burnage Lane Extra Care scheme, Burnage

    This development will consist of 56 1 and 2 bedroom apartments, plus a Café, a Treatment Room and a Reception.

    The scheme will be for Social Rent for Extra Care residents.

    Status

    Planning permission has been granted. Start on site is expected January/February 2019 with a proposed completion date of July 2020.

     

  • Abbey Hey Extra Care scheme, Gorton

    This site has been acquired and will consist of 106 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for Social Rent. It will also include a Café, a Treatment Room and a Reception.

    Status

    Planning permission has been granted. Start on site expected March 2019 with a proposed completion of May 2021.

  • Chester Road, Macclesfield

    The proposed development is part of a larger private development and will consist of:

    • 9 x 2 bedroom apartments for Affordable Rent
    • 6 x 2 bedroom houses for Shared Ownership

    Status

    On-site. Proposed completion; Spring 2019 for Shared Ownership houses and September 2019 for Affordable Rent apartments.

    Apartments: Allocations will be made through Cheshire Home Choice.
    Houses: Enquiries to Gecko Tel 03309 951333.
    Details also on Gecko website www.geckohomes.co.uk.

We are continuing to look for development opportunities in or in the areas surrounding south Manchester. If you have a site or other development opportunity that you think may be of interest to us, please contact Wendy Perkins, Head of Development, at w.perkins@southwayhousing.co.uk.