FOLLOWING the announcement that Taylor Wimpey Manchester is the chosen developer to create a mixed-use scheme at the Bickershaw South development in Wigan, the developer has revealed initial plans for the scheme and what it means for the area.
Bickershaw South development in Wigan, the developer has revealed initial plans for the scheme and what it means for the area.
The Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) together with Wigan Borough Council recently confirmed they had selected the national developer to undertake a significant transformation of the 18 hectare site which will provide 474 homes, 10,000sqft of community and commercial/retail space and a 40 berth marina.
Anthony Mansfield, project director for Taylor Wimpey Manchester commented: “We are thrilled to be working with Wigan Borough Council and the HCA on such a landmark project.
“This new development will not only offer a range of private and affordable housing; but with the extensive commercial offerings including a family pub/restaurant and community centre encompassing the Bickershaw site, we are creating an exemplary development which will bring long-lasting benefits to the wider community.”
The scheme is expected to progress in several phases over a period of eight years, with anticipated completion of the first homes scheduled for early summer 2014.
Homes will comprise a range of two, three and four bedroom designs in various character styles to compliment the local area.
Anthony added: “Not only will we be offering some much-needed affordable homes, but a wide range of financial schemes will also be on offer for prospective buyers including the new government-backed Help to Buy initiative and our Part Exchange scheme.”
The new homes will also be created to a minimum code for sustainable homes level 4, meaning the new homes at Bickershaw, a former colliery site, will achieve impressive sustainability standards.
Project manager Anthony added: “This scheme will not only be fantastic in terms of tourism with the improved look of the area, but it will create a range of jobs for local people.
“This is a really exciting development and we look forward to working with and meeting members of the local public throughout the transformation.”