The first spade is in the ground for our latest social housing development in Kirkholt, with our contractors Lovell Partnerships now on site at the Strand as work starts on 32 new family homes, all for genuinely affordable rent.
The 32 new homes include 10 two-bedroom houses, 18 houses with three bedrooms, and four four-bedroom houses. Two of the four-bedroom homes can accommodate a range of adaptations, creating much-needed homes that will be suitable for families with a disabled child or parent.
The homes represent the next phase of regeneration in the Strand area. Over the past decade, the heart of Kirkholt has been transformed – we've worked together in partnership with Rochdale Council, the local NHS, community groups, and local residents to deliver new homes, improve existing homes, and create new and improved community facilities.
All the homes will be for genuinely affordable rent. They were designed by Triangle Architects, who also designed the adjacent Strand Hub and the new Kirkholt health centre. We have appointed Lovell Partnerships to build the new homes. Homes England have provided additional funding support.