We are pleased to be working with Far East Consortium (FEC) in partnership with Manchester City Council to design the first phase of the £1bn Northern Gateway masterplan.
Further consultation has begun with local residents, businesses and groups on the development of 270 new homes across Collyhurst Village and South Collyhurst, two of the seven neighbourhoods that make up the Northern Gateway site.
The plans for the Collyhurst Village site include around 240 new homes, which will consist of a mix of houses and apartments ranging from one-bedroom apartments to four-bedroom houses.
Proposals for Collyhurst Village also include a new park and, as part of the consultation, local people are asked to consider what should be included within this space.
The plans for South Collyhurst feature 30 new council-owned homes. This will likely consist of a mix of three-bedroom houses, duplex apartments and two-bedroom apartments.
The Northern Gateway is a joint venture partnership between Manchester City Council and FEC (Far East Consortium), which will deliver a transformational programme of regeneration with the potential for 15,000 new homes over the next 15 to 20 years – and will include at least 3,000 affordable homes across seven new and emerging neighbourhoods.
Victoria Hunter, of Far East Consortium, said: “We’re excited to share with the local community our proposals for the new homes in Collyhurst.
“The design of the homes has been developed in consultation with residents through listening to what’s important to local people.
“Wellbeing of the community is at the heart of the proposals, through the creation of New Collyhurst Park and energy-efficient homes suitable for people at all stages of life.
“The homes have been designed with first time buyers and families in mind and with 100 of the new homes being specifically for existing council tenants, the proposals provide a mix of homes for an inclusive community.
“Good placemaking is about collaboration and we want the local community to let us know their views on proposals.”
Cllr Suzanne Richards, Manchester City Council’s executive member for housing and regeneration, said: “Throughout the early stages of the Northern Gateway project, input from local people has been invaluable and the views of Collyhurst residents have been taken forward and are now part of the proposals that we’re consulting on now.
“Following this phase of the consultation we will bring back final proposals to the community one last time before planning applications are submitted for Collyhurst. So please take some time to look at the proposals now and give us your thoughts.”
She added: “COVID has meant we need to think differently about how we engage people and the online exhibition is a great way to get a feel for the plan and give feedback – but there is also the opportunity to give your thoughts offline or over the phone. Just let us know what works for you.”
This phase of consultation will be open between 16 September and 16 October 2020. To view the proposals visit: www.collyhurst-regeneration.co.uk
Architectural sketches by Adriette Myburgh