New beginnings as The Willows residents receive keys to their homes

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) has welcomed the first residents to The Willows development in Northern Moor.

Eleven new homeowners have received the keys to their properties on the £4.29million development, built with more than £800,000 contribution of Homes England.

The development consists of 11 houses and 23 apartments, helping create more new homes for the Wythenshawe and meeting a key objective of WCHG’s corporate plan.

Providing a mix of accommodation, The Willows features six, three bedroom, shared ownership semi-detached houses, five, three and four bedroom detached houses available for outright sale through Garden City Homes and seven one-bed and 16 x two-bed social rent apartments. The homes are in high demand, with over 400 applicants registering with the Garden City Homes sales team.

Andrea Lowman, Executive Director of Development at WCHG, said: “Providing good quality homes is a key priority for the organisation and we will continue to look at the variety of opportunities available to us in order to meet the ever-growing demand. I’m delighted the first properties at The Willows have been handed over and wish the customers all the best for the future in their new homes.”

The Willows residents Angela and Kieron reserved their property in September 2021 and were the first buyers to complete on the development. Andrea said: “The Willows is ideal for us and means that the school run has gone from two hours to just under an hour, saving us a lot of time. We’re also closer to family members which is a real bonus.”

Previously the site of sheltered housing scheme Alfred Morris Court, a road in The Willows is called ‘Lord Morris Drive,’ named after Lord Alf Morris of Manchester.