Park View is a state-of-the-art development with 2 and 3-bedroom homes (46 total) close to Manchester City Centre. The development is in keeping with the organisation’s values the development contributes to the area’s regeneration and provides a fantastic addition to the housing market.
The Shared Ownership scheme allows residents to buy a share of their home with deposits starting from £2,600, then pay a subsidised rent on the remaining share.
Each home has been built to the highest of specifications. The kitchen features state-of-the-art appliances and goods as standard, and bathrooms include modern tiling, thermostatic power showers and satin-chrome fixtures and fittings, giving the space throughout a luxurious and sophisticated finish.
The communal spaces are painted in welcoming, neutral colours, which invite the visitor in and accentuate the abundance of light and space on offer.
The ground floor of each home includes a generous lounge, an integrated kitchen/dining area, a utility room and a downstairs WC, whilst the first floor has spacious bedrooms and a well-proportioned family bathroom.
Private parking for every home and large front and rear gardens add to the attraction of the properties. Though ‘Code for Sustainable Home’ had ended when planning permission was granted the homes are still built to extremely high standards, with 500mm of loft insulation retaining heat. High-performance double glazing both warm the homes but maximises daylight. Keeping bills for heating, hot water and lighting low, around £300 a year, was another consideration to assist first time buyers.
The local area has lots of desirable amenities including shops, bars and restaurants, whilst being only a short journey away from the thriving Manchester city centre. Park View’s is close to many green, open spaces, with Delamere Park, Debdale Park and Openshaw Park all within easy walking distance. Debdale Park even offers the opportunity to get active with its weekly 5k parkrun and 2k junior Park run. First-time buyers also love the development’s proximity to Gorton train station, which has trains to Manchester City Centre of just over 10 minutes. Park View’s quick and easy route to the central M60 motorway network means residents can also travel to neighbouring towns with ease.
Built on a Brownfield site next to a public park and close to Gorton train station, the development has been transformed the area from an eyesore to a highly desirable and modern part of the neighbourhood. Previously the brownfield piece of land had been left abandoned for a number of years and caused nuisance to neighbouring properties.
Locals were thrilled to see the new homes in their area, stating that it was fantastic that families would move into the area and put down roots. They noted that too many of the existing properties were short-term lets and people didn’t stay long enough to form a sense of community; and that having people moving into the area who planned on staying and building their futures can only generate a wider community spirit.
Southway has supported the local Tenants and Residents Group during the build process and donated to the communal gardens, the park and put up a community Christmas tree. With other new build development planned in this area these ties will only grow stronger.
Southway Housing created the homes following its receipt of £7.3m from the Government’s £7 billion Shared Ownership Affordable Housing Programme. The Vine Street project is Southway’s first development to take place from the funding.
“We are really proud to start offering a new route into home ownership for people who may not be able to afford to get on the property ladder in a difficult market. “By entering into the shared ownership market, we can ensure there is a wider variety of affordable housing available, with any profits made being put back into our core area of affordable social homes.” The development is happy to have moved in its first home owner in October. Mr Monfies (pictured at key hand over) and his family of four had previously been renting and this affordable option allowed him to purchase in the same area.Karen Mitchell, Chief Executive of Southway Housing Trust