WCHG Proudly launches its biggest development to date ‘Scholars Fields’

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG), development arm Garden City Homes was proud to announce the launch of its £20m Scholars Fields development part funded by Homes England £3.27m, as part of its £100m development programme which will see 836 new homes built for the Wythenshawe Community.

Their largest development to date, will be built on a nine acre site on Simonsway adjacent to the Manchester Enterprise Academy and will provide 147 new homes with a varied tenure of 80 shared ownership, 29 outright sales and 38 rent to buy apartments.

Providing a mix of two-bed and three-bed houses, alongside two-bed apartments, with construction due to start in July 2018 completing in the summer of 2020.

WCHG were delighted to welcome guests from Homes England, MP Mike Kane, The Bishop of Manchester, The Right Revd Dr David Walker, Principal of the Manchester Enterprise Academy, Mr James Eldon and local councillors for the area.

These new affordable, quality homes are much more than just bricks and mortar, they help provide the building blocks to leave a sustainable legacy for the Wythenshawe community.

Danielle Gillespie, General Manager for Homes England in the North West said, “It’s wonderful to see the next phase of redevelopment take shape in Wythenshawe with the launch of Scholars Fields. Homes England is committed to working with organisations like WCHG to enable the delivery of homes that meet the needs of communities.

“The funding we’ve provided will help to create homes that offer real choice for people in Wythenshawe.”

Chair of the Board the Bishop of Manchester, The Right Revd, Dr David Walker, said, “Scholars Fields will be a welcome addition to WCHG’s impressive development portfolio providing much needed new homes for the Wythenshawe community offering a varied tenure to support families. The development will provide training and job opportunities for local people, to support the Housing Groups vison of making Wythenshawe a place where people choose to live and work.”

Wythenshawe Community Housing Groups, Group Chief Executive Nigel Wilson said,“We are delighted to launch this exciting new project to create much needed affordable housing for this area extending choices for local people wishing to rent or buy. We have a diverse vibrant community with a young and growing population, this development of 147 new homes will be another Landmark development for the Group following on from its Village 135 extra care scheme”.

Anthony Dillon, managing director of Willmott Dixon in the North said, “We are delighted to be working with WCHG’s delivery arm Garden City Homes to create much needed new homes for Wythenshawe. As a local company, it is great to be back in Wythenshawe and we will aim to use local companies wherever possible to deliver the project.”

To find out more about WCHG’s development and new build programme please contact the Development Team on 0300 777 7177 or by email on Development@wchg.org.uk