Clarion Housing Group’s development company Latimer has acquired a site in Salford Quays on which it will deliver 272 new apartments, marking its largest development to date in the North West.
The Furness Quay site was purchased from Fortis Group through a ‘land and package’ deal under which Fortis’ construction company Beaumont Morgan will build the homes on Latimer’s behalf. Latimer’s £57m GDV scheme will form the final phase of the wider Fortis Quay development in Manchester, where a total of 678 homes are being built.
Regenerating a former car park, the scheme will comprise 219 homes for private sale and 53 homes for shared ownership replace in a mix of ground floor duplexes and one, two, three- bedroom apartments.
Richard White, director of land and planning for Latimer, said: “We are committed to playing our part in fixing the country’s housing crisis and plan to build 50,000 homes across the country over ten years. This acquisition is a strong statement of our ambitions for the region and is another example of how we are buying land ourselves which can be turned into new homes.
“We are very excited to be playing a role in the transformation of Furness Quay. Our scheme will provide high quality homes for private sale but also shared ownership homes to help people make that first step onto the housing ladder.”