More than 70 affordable homes will be built on a Brownfield site near Wigan town centre.Â
The site which has been empty since the 1970s will comprise of 72 new affordable rented homes.
The scheme supports the Councilâ€™s commitment to delivering high quality, low-carbon and affordable homes across the borough.
The site is less than a mile from Wigan town centre and will support the wider strategic regeneration work that is focused on transforming and enhancing the town centre.
Affordable housing provider Jigsaw Homes will be the end-user for the scheme. Jigsaw Homes were able to bring the site forward in partnership with the developer Stanley Investments and Wigan Council who have worked together to advise on the planning application and developed the housing mix for the scheme.
Cllr Terry Halliwell, Wigan Councilâ€™s cabinet member for housing and regeneration, said: ‘I am delighted to see the scheme completing at Field Street which will bring much-needed affordable homes in such a prominent location, just one kilometre from Wigan town centre.
‘The council is committed to delivering high-quality affordable housing for local people to live in across the borough, this latest affordable rented scheme shows that developer partners are proactively helping us meet our affordable housing needs in Wigan.
‘A big thank you to our partners Jigsaw and Stanley Investments who have been fantastic to work with throughout.’
Joanne Bonnington, assistant director of development at Jigsaw Homes Group added: ‘We are proud that this development, in partnership with Wigan Council, Casey Construction and Stanley Investments, will provide much-needed affordable rented homes and support the regeneration of the town.
‘Jigsaw has a strong track record of not only delivering a range of affordable homes in Wigan but managing them as a trusted and reputable landlord. We are absolutely committed to help tackle the housing crisis by developing new, high-quality homes for individuals and families in our communities.
‘These homes are part of our commitment to build hundreds more in the next year, including across Wigan, despite the national lockdown restrictions.’
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