New Development Helps Reduce WCHG’s Carbon Footprint

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) are delighted to welcome the first residents to its Woodhouse Lane Development after the launch was initially delayed due to Covid19. This is another welcome addition to WCHG’s impressive development portfolio of building 836 new homes with a total investment of £100 million pounds for the Wythenshawe area.

The scheme offers 18 x 2 Bed apartments for affordable rent and has been built on the site of the former SS John Fisher and Thomas Moore Catholic Church by Rowlinson, with a total scheme cost of £2.4 million supported with a total of £576,000 grant from Homes England.

The development will support WCHG’s reduction in its carbon footprint as it is home to the first electrical vehicle charging point on one of their general need’s schemes.

It also has fob accessed electric gate parking, which is anticipated to receive a Gold award from Secure by Design and landscaping around the site which introduces a number of trees and planting to the development.

WCHG Executive Director of Development Andrea Lowman said, “Unfortunately the opening of Woodhouse Lane was delayed due to Covid19, but we are delighted to welcome the first residents in and help bring some much-needed apartments for affordable rent to Wythenshawe. This is a significant development milestone for WCHG because the electric vehicle charging point will help reduce our Carbon Footprint so that we can play our part in helping make Manchester a greener city and It also supports the National Housing Federation’s #HomesAtTheHeart campaign – that everyone deserves a safe, secure, comfortable place to call home.”

David Chilton, managing director, Rowlinson said, “The Woodhouse Lane development is bringing apartment style living to the area which, together with the in-built sustainability measures, really sets it apart”.

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New Development Helps Reduce WCHG’s Carbon Footprint