Manchester City Council have approved two planning applications which will enable the building of 172 new homes, they will be made available for market rent on Royce Road and Leaf Street in Hulme.
The project, known as Hulme Living, will see a mixture of two-bed apartments and three-bed apartment townhouses built across the two sites. The new homes will be delivered by One Manchester.
Work on both sites is scheduled to begin in the spring and is expected to take around 18 months to complete, whilst a building contractor is expected to be announced in the next few weeks.
The new homes on Royce Road will consist of 67 two-bedroom apartments designed by OMI architects, and will be situated on a corner site where Royce Road meets Chorlton Road. The development on Leaf Street will see 105 new homes built adjacent to Princess Parkway. Designed by Mecanoo, the site will offer a mixture of two-bedroom apartments and three bed townhouses.
Chief executive of One Manchester Dave Power has stated “Hulme Living is an extremely exciting project for One Manchester as it gives us the opportunity for the first time to build new market rent homes for people in the city. The project will bring direct community benefits including employment opportunities, apprentices and supply chain opportunities for local businesses”.
Hulme Living is one of Manchester’s first new build scheme since the organisation formed in 2015, and was conveyed from the merging of Eastlands Homes and City South Manchester Housing Trust. All revenue that is earned from the new homes will be reinvested within community development programmes, including future house building projects.