Representatives from RBH and the local community have gathered together to mark the completion of the first big RBH investment in new homes in Lower Falinge and to see initial plans for the next phase of new development.
The 26 new family homes and bungalows are part of a £3.4m investment by RBH, including £564,000 from the Homes and Communities Agency, on the site of two former blocks of flats and the adjacent disused pub site; the scheme has provided new mutual homes alongside the historic Toad Lane.
Local firm Casey carried out the construction work, and the contemporary homes were designed by Greater Manchester based OMI Architects to complement the existing nearby buildings.
RBH Director of Communities, Clare Tostevin, said:
"These new homes have transformed this part of the neighbourhood and the landscaping design has introduced new greenery to the area. These homes are at the heart of the local community and provide a greater choice of homes in an area which previously provided only one and three bedroom flats."
RBH is continuing to invest in the Lower Falinge community, including plans which are being drawn up for a second phase of new development to start this year, again with support from the Homes and Communities Agency.
Alongside this, RBH continues to improve the existing homes at Lower Falinge. Over a million pounds this year is helping to install new double-glazed windows and new doors, carried out by the RBH in-house team as well as repainting by local contractor ER Williams.