Construction of our developments has resumed. For more information on how we're responding to Covid-19, click here.

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 Homes England 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 

  • Minehead, Withington

    Status: On-site

    The Age Friendly development consists of 64 units for Shared Ownership and Affordable Rent:

    • 10 x 2 bedroom houses for Shared Ownership - all completed and all sold
    • 21 x 2 bedroom apartments for Shared Ownership
    • 33 x 1 and 2 bedroom apartments for Affordable Rent
    • Community Café and Treatment Room

    The 10 Houses on-site were completed in July 2019 and are in 12-month defects.

    The remaining apartments, Community Café and Treatment Room are due to be completed in August 2020.

    Enquiries

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

    Shared Ownership enquiries to Gecko Homes Tel 03309 951333.

    Details also on Gecko website www.geckohomes.co.uk.

    More information here.

     

  • Oakmoor (Buckthorn Close), Arrowfield

    Status: Completed

    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. 

    This development is currently in its 12 month defects period.

    Enquiries

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

  • Regent Road, Altrincham

    Status: On-site

    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: 5 x 2 bed cottages and 1 x duplex apartment for Outright Sale - Complete in 12 month defects

    Work has started on Weavers Cottages, which will be sold by Novo.

    Enabling works have begun on New Street, which is expected to be complete in January 2022.

    Work on Normans Place is currently suspended.

    Enquiries

    To enquire about this Weavers Cottages, contact Abbie Parsons at Novo: abbie@novoproperty.co.uk.

    To enquire about New Street, contact Gecko Homes

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

     

  • Burnage Lane Extra Care scheme, Burnage

    Status: Site on hold

    Currently on hold, read about why here.

    This development will consist of 56 1&2 bedroom apartments:

    • 34 x 1-bed apartments
    • 22 x 2-bed apartments
    • Cafe, assisted bathroom, residents lounge and large communal gardens

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

    Following the original contractor for this scheme going into administration, negotiations are taking place with a new contractor. Completion is expected for around August 2021. 

  • Abbey Hey Extra Care scheme, Gorton

    Status: On-site

    This site will consist of 106 units for Social Rent:


    • 43 x 1 bed apartments and 63 x 2 bed apartments, with:
    • Care Package,
    • Community Café,
    • Hairdressing Salon,
    • Office and Reception.

    Contractor appointed is Rowlinson

    Work started on-site in July 2019 and completion is expected for September 2021.

    Click below to view a digital video of the site

    Gorton Extra Care Scheme from Southway Housing on Vimeo.

     

  • Chester Road, Macclesfield

    Status: Completed

    The proposed development is part of a larger private development and consists of:


    • 9 x 2 bedroom apartments for Affordable Rent - Complete
    • 6 x 2 bedroom houses for Shared Ownership - Complete and all SOLD

    This development is in defects until September 2020.

    Enquiries

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

  • Brown Street, Hale

    Status: Start on-site pending

    This site is part of a larger development and will consist of:

    • 9 x 1 bedroom apartments for Shared Ownership
    • 3 x 2 bedroom apartments for Shared Ownership

    Planning permission has been granted; start on-site date to be confirmed.

    Enquiries 

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

  • Mauldeth Road, Burnage

    Status: On-site

    This site is on-site and will comprise of 14 units for Affordable Rent:

    • 6 x 1 bed apartments
    • 8 x 2 bed apartments

    Planning was granted in July 2019; started on-site February 2020, with estimated completion date for April 2021. The contractor on-site is Oliver James.

    To see the site's proposed elevation, click here

    To see the site's on a map, click here

    Enquiries

    When the properties are complete, they will be let via Manchester Move.

  • Dunster Drive, Flixton

    Status: On-site

    The development consists of 4 units, comprising of:

    • 4 x 3 bed houses for Shared Ownership

    Construction began in March 2020, but has been impacted by the coronavirus pandemic. Timescales are currently being reassessed.

    Enquiries

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

  • Lombard House, Cheadle

    Status: On-site

    Turn-key office to apartment conversion. 27 apartments for Market Rent.

    • 7 x 1-bed apartments
    • 20 x 2-bed apartments

    Southway has exchanged contracts with Mansion House Group. Completion expected by September 2020.

  • Central Road, Partington

    Status: On-site

    This development will consist of 12 Shared Ownership houses:

    • 5 x 2-bedroom houses
    • 7 x 3-bedroom houses

    Hargreaves Construction started on site in March 2020, completion expected March 2021.

    Enquiries

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

     

  • Aura (Hartington Road), Altrincham

    Status: Completed

    The development consists of 42 Market Rent apartments in 2 and 3 storey blocks.
    • 6 x 1 Bed Apartments
    • 36 x 2 Bed Apartments

    This development is currently in its 12 month defects period.

    Enquiries

    Enquiries to Plumlife: T: 0161 974 0556, E: rent@plumlife.co.uk

  • Deepdale Avenue, Withington

    Status: Completed

    This development consists of:
    5 x 3-bedroom houses for Shared Ownership
    4 x 2-bedroom cottage flats for Affordable Rent

    This development is currently in its 12 months defects period.

    This scheme has been nominated for ‘Best Small Development’ at the First Time Buyer Awards 2020.

    Enquiries

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

  • Northbank Gardens, Withington

    Status: Completed

    This development of 2 x 3 bedroom houses for Shared Ownership is now complete.

     

  • Park View (Vine Street), Gorton

    Status: Completed

    The development of 46 Shared Ownership 2 Bedroom Houses and 3 Bedroom Houses
    is now completed and the new owners have moved in.

    We are very pleased to announce that Southway's Development Team and Gecko's Sales Team won ‘Best New Development in the North’ at the 2019 First Time Buyers Award for this development.

    Enquiries

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

  • Kings Quarter, Macclesfield

    Status: On-site

    Bellway are currently on site with the Kings Quarter development on Westminster Road, Macclesfield. Southway are purchasing the completed Shared Ownership units on site, which consist of:

    7x 3 Bedroom Houses for Shared Ownership - on site: first phase of handovers 20th March 2020, second phase of handovers December 2020.

    6x 2 Bedroom Apartments for Shared Ownership - these will be constructed in the second phase of the project, with completion February 2022.

    Enquiries

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

     

  • Barlow Moor Road, Chorlton
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    Status: On-site

    The development consists of 15 one-bedroom apartments and 24 two-bedroom apartments. The scheme is completely Shared Ownership.

    Tyson Contractors started on site in April 2020, with demolition of existing buildings beginning in July 2020. Practical completion is expected in early 2022.

    Enquiries

    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.