DEVELOPMENT OF THE MONTH: £15.7 MILLION GORTON LANE BY ONE MANCHESTER

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Gorton Lane

One Manchester is proposing to transform the land of a former pub into its latest large-scale housing development.

The Gorton Lane site is part-owned by One Manchester and Manchester City Council with a planning application submitted in October 2018.

If approved, the £15.7 million scheme would see 102 apartments and 13 houses built on two parcels of adjacent land that together form a triangular shape divided horizontally by Gorton Lane.

Site one would see seven family houses each with three-bedrooms accompanied by a new three-storey apartment building to accommodate 11 dwellings.

Proposals for site two include construction of six family three-bed homes and 91 apartments within three modern looking residential blocks.

The blocks would be centred around a communal residents’ garden and have gated off-street parking.

Designs for the 13 houses see generous private front and rear gardens and in-curtilage parking spaces.

31 of the apartments have been designed so residents could enjoy spacious private balconies and ground floor terraces or upper level terraced areas with the other 59 apartments featuring Juliet balconies.

All would have access to extensive shared courtyard gardens.

A key part of the scheme’s character comes from a focus on providing a high quality landscape to create a mature setting and make a significant design statement.

It is in a prime location providing close connections to major routes for motorists and excellent public transport links with bus stops and Ashbury train station just two and three minute walks away respectively.

Six educational facilities including a nursery, three primary schools, an academy and a sixth form college are also within easy walking distance.

Four medical centres, a pharmacy, a variety of shops, a cinema and West Gorton Youth Centre are all close by, while Gorton Park is just 100 metres away.

JV North member: One Manchester
Scheme name:   Gorton Lane
Location: Gorton
Scheme cost: £15.7 million
Homes England funding: £3.36 million
Number of homes: 102 apartments, 13 houses
Tenure:                 Apartments: Rent to Buy. Houses: Shared ownership
Architect: OMI Architects
Quantity Surveyor: AA Projects