WORK has been completed on a new £2.4m affordable housing development which has transformed a derelict site in Wigan.
Specialist developer, Mulbury Homes, has handed over the 24 properties, in Borsdane Avenue, Hindley, to Great Places Housing Group, which is making them available for affordable rent.
The scheme, which comprises a mix of two and three bedroom properties, built by Harbur Constriuction, is based next to the Borsdane Precinct, a shopping parade which had stood semi-derelict for around 10 years before it was restored in 2013.
Greg Mulligan, a director at Mulbury Homes, said: “It’s great to have been involved in a project that is helping to regenerate the wider Hindley area, as well as meet the need for quality affordable family housing.”
Peter Bojar, director of development at Great Places Housing Group, said: “We’re really happy to be offering people in the area an opportunity to live in quality homes. Great Places is committed to providing homes at affordable prices while also regenerating the communities it serves.”
Coun David Molyneux, Wigan Council’s cabinet member for regeneration, said: “The new development has completely rejuvenated this area of Hindley and it is wonderful to see it completed and residents moving in. The transformation has been achieved through excellent partnership working and I would like to thank Great Places Housing Association and Mulbury Homes for their work in making this become a reality and the Homes and Communities Agency for their funding support. The creation of high quality, affordable homes is a priority for Wigan Council and this is the latest in an ongoing programme of high quality affordable home developments.”