Wythenshawe Community Housing Group investing in affordable homes

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group is investing in the future of Wythenshawe and supporting the Homes for Britain campaign by building new homes for residents of Wythenshawe. They recently celebrated the completion of three developments and welcomed new tenants at the following locations:

  • 12 two bedroomed bungalows at Glade Brook Gardens, in Brownley Green
  • 12 two bedroomed and two four-bedroomed bungalows on Scout Drive, Newall Green
  • Six two bedroomed apartments on Altrincham Road, Baguley

Part funded by the Homes and Communities Agency, these homes have been built to the very latest standards in quality, design and efficiency to provide tenants with attractive, safe, secure and comfortable homes.

Local MP for Wythenshawe, Mike Kane, Nigel Wilson, Group Chief Executive of WCHG and Eddy Newman, Chair of the Board went along to meet with some of the new tenants and welcome them to their new homes.

Simon Sharpe, who moved into a two bed apartment on Altrincham Road when his former flat was identified for demolition, said:

“I am thrilled with my new apartment – it is perfect for me. I work at the Airport so the location is great – and the trams are really handy too.”

Sylvia and Alex Brennan are also delighted with their new bungalow on Glade Brook Gardens: “We needed to downsize from our family home just down the Road. It doesn’t feel like we have down-sized because the rooms are so spacious. I was struggling with the stairs in the house, and although it was a difficult decision to make at the time, it was the right one and the bungalow is perfect for us now.”

It is a similar story for Mary Erskine and David Dennis, who moved into a two bed bungalow on Scout Drive. Mary said” “We absolutely love it! The community spirit is fantastic as we all moved in together. In fact we are having a street party in June to commemorate D-Day with our neighbours in the nearby Johannesburg Gardens community centre. There is such a lot going on – never a dull moment!”

Nigel Wilson, Group Chief Executive of Wythenshawe Community Housing Group, said: “Building new homes to meet the ever-growing needs of local people is a key priority for us. Since WCHG was formed two years ago, the Group has completed 135 new homes and invested over £13m in the area. We have a new build programme of 496 homes costing £60m between 2015-18, including Village 135 our £20m Extra Care Scheme on Hollyhedge Road/Brownley Road.

“We continue to work with the Homes and Communities Agency to provide a variety of much-needed homes for the people of Wythenshawe.”