Village 135’s Bridge Connection Underway

The installation of the iconic bridge at ‘Village 135’, Wythenshawe Community Housing Group’s extra care scheme, is now reaching its final stage and is a production milestone for the development.

The eye catching bridge helps to connect the two sides of the £20m development, located on the junction of Brownley Road and Hollyhedge Road in Wythenshawe, South Manchester, which will provide 135 much-needed homes for older people and is due to open in late 2016.

The state of the art scheme will provide purpose-built homes for older people while providing on-site 24 hour care and a range of facilities specifically catering for individual needs. The bridge is a significant part of this as it allows residents to travel safely and securely across the site.

‘Village 135’ will also have be a range of facilities open to the community to create a hub for local people to enjoy, such as a bistro and hairdressing salon. The site will be set in landscaped gardens and homes have been designed to meet mobility and access under Lifetime Homes, ensuring the living spaces are flexible in design and are a generous size to meet the needs of the residents.

Richard Coughlan, Deputy Group Chief Executive said; “The Bridge at Village 135 is a unique piece of civil engineering that spans over 70 feet and will become a local landmark in the years to come. It also marks an important milestone for this project and WCHG, as this was our first major development since we formed in 2013 but also the wider regeneration of Wythenshawe.”

The Bishop of Manchester the Right Revd Dr David Walker, Chair of WCHG, said: “Village 135 offers new and very attractive options for older people who want to live in Wythenshawe. Our vision is not just to provide living space, but to work with those moving into the new apartments in order to create a community where everyone’s life is enriched”

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Village 135’s Bridge Connection Underway