Lord Mayor of Manchester Unveils Apprentice Built Homes

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) was delighted to welcome Councillor Susan Cooley, Lord Mayor of Manchester, and Deborah McLaughlin, NW Executive Director at the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) to officially unveil a plaque to commemorate the completion of 6 bungalows for affordable rent built by Wythenshawe Community Housing Group’s apprentices on their recent trip to Wythenshawe.

This innovative project involved Wythenshawe Community Housing Group’s local young apprentices working alongside trained roofers, plasters, plumbers, electricians and painter and decorator colleagues from WCHG and Wiggett Construction to learn their craft on site.

Nigel Wilson, Group Chief Executive of WCHG explains: “We have been impressed with the progress, dedication and hard work of our apprentices on this unique project and wanted to commemorate them with a lasting tribute.  We are delighted that the Councillor Susan Cooley, Lord Mayor of Manchester and also Deborah McLaughlin from the Homes and Communities Agency were able to unveil this “Built by WCHG Apprentices” plaque in their honour.”

Eddy Newman, Chair of WCHG and Mike Kane MP for Wythenshawe also attended the ceremony to honour the young apprentices.  Mike said; ““It’s fabulous to see this unique development completed and to such a high standard.  It’s a testament to the capability of the young people involved and what can be achieved when you give people a chance.”

New tenants have already moved in to these two bedroomed bungalows that were built with the help of Homes and Communities Agency funding.  They have provided affordable homes for local people wishing to down-size or find more suitable accommodation for their changing needs.

Lord Mayor unveils WCHG Apprentice plaque