Hulme house-building project creates jobs for locals

A new housing development is underway, which will not only create 172 brand new homes – but also a number of jobs for local residents.

Two foundations have already been laid for an environmentally-friendly development on Lead Street and Royce Road.

Keepmoat, the housing and regeneration specialist, who manage the new development say Hulme Living is the first of two new-build schemes to be delivered by their co-operation with One Manchester.

Fallowfield resident, Adam Billingham, spent eight weeks working with a groundworks contractor on site this summer.  He has since taken up a full-time position with the scheme’s ground workers.

Romany Booth, who has recently started her first on-site placement said: “This is my first placement and I’m really enjoying getting broader, site-based construction experience and expanding my learning.

“I’d encourage anyone, not just women, to take up working in the construction industry as it’s challenging, interesting and I’ve been made to feel very welcome here”.

One Manchester and Keepmoat have committed to creating 17 apprenticeships in total, representing all trades across the scheme.  These include: groundworks, brickwork, joinery, electrical, plumbing and heating, painting and plastering, and decorating.

Dave Power, chief executive of One Manchester, said: “In addition to bringing new homes to the city, schemes like Hulme Living enable us to continue investing in our local communities; making a positive impact with various training and development opportunities”.

TNT Business

Photo Credit: One Manchester  

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