Downley Drive

Affordable housing with a dynamic community heart. 

Great Places Housing Group
On site
CGI of a row of terraced homes.

The successful regeneration of Ancoats and New Islington has been ongoing for a number of years. Until recently, the majority of new development has been concentrated in the areas closest to the city centre. The next stage of regeneration is now moving forward and will bring about additional housing and community facilities, adding to the growth of two of Manchester’s most vibrant neighbours. 

Designed for Great Places, Downley Drive is one of four developments forming part of this latest of phase of regeneration in Ancoats and New Islington. The aim of the development is to create high-quality, family-orientated, residential-led neighbourhood with a distinctive sense of place and a dynamic community heart.

Within the scheme, 68 homes will be provided including 45 apartments and 23 houses.

CGI of an apartment scheme
CGI of an apartment scheme

The scheme has been designed to ensure that the area remains true to its industrial roots and character but meets future housing, sustainability, economic and community needs

To achieve this community engagement was very much at the heart of the projects. The input of residents and stakeholders were integral to the development of the plans, ensuring their needs and concerns were met to create a diverse and vibrant neighbourhood. 

A focus on supporting Manchester City Council’s low carbon ambitions has also been key to the design. In collaboration with Great Places, the scheme has been designed to pilot a number of sustainability measures and will be used as a flagship sustainable development for the organisation.

CGI of a row of terraced homes.

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