Work has begun on a £6.5m scheme to develop housing on the site of the former St Thomas hospital in Stockport.
North West based Seddon is constructing 59 properties for the Viaduct Housing Partnership of Stockport Council and Stockport Homes at the disused site of St Thomas Hospital in Stockport, on Flint Street.
The mixed development includes shared ownership and rental properties comprising two and three bedroom apartments and houses, with four purpose-built properties for disabled residents. The modern, energy efficient homes will provide much needed affordable housing for local residents.
While on site, Seddon is creating five apprenticeship opportunities for young people and is engaging with schools in area and the wider community.
Work on the scheme is now underway and is set to be completed by December 2018.
Councillor Sheila Bailey, Cabinet Member for Communities and Housing, said:
“The purpose of the Viaduct Housing Partnership between Stockport Council and Stockport Homes is to develop as many affordable homes as possible in communities across Stockport. We are very pleased to be working with Seddon on this new development. The need for affordable homes is greater than ever.”
Duncan Williams, housing director at Seddon, said:
“This is a really exciting development on a site which has been derelict for well over 10 years. These unused pockets of land are fantastic development opportunities and it’s satisfying to be able to transform them into thriving communities.
“At Seddon we understand the positive impact that quality housing has on communities so that is exactly what we aim to deliver here in Stockport.”
Seddon are also currently engaged by Stockport Council in the construction of Stockport Council’s new industrial park, Aurora Stockport.
Seddon is a family-owned and managed construction, maintenance and developments business with a track record spanning nearly 120 years and five generations of the Seddon family.
The firm has offices across the UK, including Bolton, Birmingham, Stoke-on-Trent and North Wales.
The company employs over 800 people, including trades and apprentices, with a turnover of £200 million across the mainland UK.