Planning permission has been granted to deliver more than 240 homes and create a new public park as part of the wider £4bn Victoria North project.
Designed for the Far East Consortium (FEC), the scheme will see 244 new homes built – including 100 high quality homes for social rent. The proposals comprise townhouses and apartments intended to cater for a mix of families, young professionals and older residents to create a sustainable neighbourhood for current and future generations.
In addition, the 1.3 hectare New Collyhurst Village Park will create a new public green space at the heart of the neighbourhood, connected to homes through a network of green links. More than 450 trees will be planted across the development with any trees lost during enabling works replaced on a two for one basis.
The plan for the area also includes 2,000 sq ft of commercial and retail space that will be designed to work for local people and vastly improve services in the area.
A focus on energy-efficiency and reducing bills for residents sits at the heart of homes’ design, with highly insulated and air-tight facades while the provision of electric vehicle charging points and secure cycle storage will encourage sustainable travel.
The development forms part of the first phase of the Strategic Regeneration Framework for Victoria North, which will deliver up to 15,000 new homes while rejuvenating brownfield and underutilised land over the next 15 years.
Associate Director, Matthew Burl, said: “This is a major step in the regeneration of Collyhurst and paves the way for more quality homes for the area. Our designs will create a green, sustainable community and we look forward to continuing to work with FEC and MCC on this transformational scheme.”
Victoria Hunter, development manager at FEC, said: “Our plans for both developments in Collyhurst promise to rejuvenate local housing and amenities, breathing new life into the area. We are acutely aware of the long-term challenges posed by issues such as poor connectivity and access to green space, and our plans reflect that. Planning approval is a big step forward in terms of rectifying those issues, and we look forward to working with local residents to create a vibrant and inclusive future for Collyhurst as part of Victoria North.”
Enabling works began in May and are expected to run until the autumn. A start on site is expected towards the end of the year