A ceremony to lay the first brick to mark the start of work to construct 52 new family homes in Wythenshawe in Manchester took place yesterday.


The housing development is by Warrington-based housing provider, Your Housing Group. Located on Amberley Drive, the homes will include two and three bedroom detached and semi-detached houses. Sixteen properties will be available for shared ownership and the remaining 36 will be available for rent via Nuvu Living, Your Housing Group’s private rental brand.


The £7.3 million scheme providing much-needed new homes in south Manchester, is called Amberley Square and is part –funded through the Homes England’s Shared Ownership and Affordable Homes Programme.


The development benefits from good local amenities including schools, medical facilities and shops. Wythenshawe is well served by public transport links, close to the motorway network, Manchester Airport and a short drive to Manchester city centre. Amberley Square is located within walking distance of Wythenshawe Hospital.


Designed by Manchester architects MHA, and being built and delivered by energy and regeneration specialist ENGIE, the scheme offers a range of properties with off road parking for two cars and front and rear gardens.


Lorraine Donnelly, Director of Development for Your Housing Group said: “We recognise that there is a lot of demand for new homes in this part of the city.  Amberley Square is designed with the first-time buyer in mind and will offer a range of properties to suit both couples and growing families.”


With its proximity to Manchester Airport, Wythenshawe hospital and a number of high schools and academies, Wythenshawe is an area of south Manchester that’s growing in popularity.


Your Housing Group became one of Homes England’s Strategic Partners earlier this year.


Nick Cumberland, Senior Specialist, Home Ownership and Supply for Homes England said: “We’re pleased to see these new homes for people in Wythenshawe start to take shape.

Homes England is committed to investing in shared ownership and rent to buy schemes that help people access the homes they need in the places they want to live – that’s why we’re supporting Amberley Square through Homes England grant funding.”


Steven Gregory, Head of New Build at ENGIE, said: “This project is now well and truly underway and we’re pleased we could bring all partners to site, to see the progress being made and witness the first superstructure brick being laid.


“We are delighted to bring our expertise to these high quality, modern homes and are committed to also supporting and investing in the local community.


“As well as offering a number of apprenticeships on this scheme, we will also be working with the local community throughout the duration of the build, to ensure we leave a lasting legacy across the Wythenshawe area.”


Anyone interested in a property should call 01925 394927 for more information or visit https://nuvuliving.co.uk/locations/amberley-drive/


The first homes are scheduled to be completed by December and the whole scheme is planned to be finished by next May.