Barratt Homes, the UK’s biggest housebuilder, has got the go-ahead for a £100m council estate redevelopment in Manchester.

Barratt teamed up with Manchester-based Artisan Property Group in a joint venture called BASE to win planning for 900 new homes on the council estate in Hattersley, Tameside, Greater Manchester.

The joint venture partners will now build 173 properties on the 1960s housing estate as phase one of the project.

BASE is working in partnership with Tameside Metropolitan Council, Peak Valley Housing Assocation and English Partnerships to redevelop the estate, which will take around three and a half years. Construction of phase one will begin within the next few weeks.

The estate is part of a wider regeneration of Hattersley, involving 27 sites and a £250m plan which includes the homes planned by BASE and also new public areas and shopping and community facilities.

Paul Spooner, English Partnerships regional director for the North-west and West Midlands, said the project was part of the government’s agenda of redeveloping polarised council estates into successful mixed communities.