Feb 13, 2024

Manchester completes 69No. new low-carbon council homes

Redevelopment of the brownfield site by Rochdale Canal in Newton Heath.

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In total, there are 48No. apartments and 21No. houses available for social rent.

Situated off Silk Street, the new homes are part of the city council’s wider ambition to build 36,000 homes by 2032. Approximately a third of those homes need to be, as the city council puts it, “genuinely affordable to Manchester people”.


The apartments have been designed to HAPPI principles, so that those in wheelchairs can easily navigate the space. They also each have a balcony and have access to a shared outdoor space. The apartment blocks themselves have living walls and roofs.

The 21 houses break down to 17 three-bed homes and four four-bed ones. The houses have private driveways and gardens, as well as solar panels and EV charging points.

All homes have ground-source heat pumps and utilise mechanical ventilation with heat recovery, keeping energy costs low.