Twenty new homes have been made available for rent in Stockport.
Viaduct Housing Partnership, a development partnership between Stockport Metropolitan Borough Council and Stockport Homes Group, have celebrated the official opening of Bulkeley Street development in Edgeley where prospective tenants can find new homes with affordable rents.
The new Edgeley development is available for affordable rent in Stockport and provides twenty new homes for families in the borough.
Of the 20 properties, 12 are two bedroomed houses, built and designed to be in keeping with the existing style of properties in the area.
Six 1 bedroom and two 2 bedroom adapted apartments are housed within a self-contained apartment block called Sykes Court, which was named by local school children from St Matthews Primary School. The children were asked to come up with a name for the development based on local history. They chose William Sykes who established a bleaching business in Edgeley in 1792.
When Sykes settled in Stockport, there were few trees in the area. As wood was needed in the bleaching drying process, he undertook extensive tree-planting on land which later became public property in Alexandra Park. He built a “stately house” Edgeley House, which was the home of the family for succeeding generations.
Viaduct are delivering these new homes in conjunction with Wiggett Construction.
Councillor Sheila Bailey, cabinet member for communities & housing at Stockport Council said,
“Viaduct Housing Partnership is proud to be building quality homes for affordable rent. These fantastic new properties will provide much needed homes in the borough.”
Chair of the Viaduct Housing Partnership board Ken Lee said,
“It is fantastic to see these homes have already been given to families and individuals in need. The development of homes and apartments provides a mix and Viaduct Housing Partnership is proud to help deliver affordable homes.”:
Stockport Homes manages over 11,500 properties on behalf of Stockport Council.
Pictured: Left to right: Viaduct Housing Partnership Board Member Robin Burman, Councillor Sheila Bailey, cabinet member for communities & housing at Stockport Council, Chief Executive of Stockport Homes Group Helen McHale and Managing Director of Wiggett Construction Phil Wiggett.