Parkway Green officially opens Brooklands Gardens
Published by Parkwaygreenhousing for Wythenshawe Community Housing Group in Housing and also in Communities
Photo shows- (From Left) Brooklands Councillor Susan Cooley, MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East Paul Goggins, Parkway Green Chief Executive Nigel Wilson, The HCA Executive Director for the North West Deborah McLaughlin
Parkway Green’s first new build scheme of 11 bungalows at Brooklands Gardens has been officially opened by the North West Executive Director of the Homes and Communities Agency (HCA),Deborah McLaughlin and local MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East, Paul Goggins.
The two-bedroom homes are designed for residents over the age of 55, and incorporate a number of energy efficiency measures designed to help reduce residents’ running costs. In addition, Solar Photovoltaic panels have been installed; with the income they generate being used to reduce residents’ service charges. Parkway Green apprentices worked on the project and contractors Bramall Construction used local labour.
One couple who were delighted with their new home said: “Moving here was the best choice we’ve made. Thank you Parkway Green.”
While another said “My new home is all I could want, spacious, comfortable and I have good neighbours. The consultation process was very smooth and I got to choose my own kitchen and bathroom, I am really enjoying my new home.”
The HCA has invested £410k in the scheme as part of its Affordable Homes Programme. The Agency’s Executive Director for the North West Deborah McLaughlin said, “The completion of these new specialised bungalows is an important milestone for the Wythenshawe area that reinforces our shared commitment to provide homes that meet the needs and aspirations of local people. Supporting an ageing population is an important priority for us and I’m confident these high quality new homes will support resident’s needs for many years to come.”
Local MP for Wythenshawe and Sale East Paul Goggins said, ““I would like to congratulate Parkway Green Housing Trust for building these new bungalows. I met some of the residents as they were preparing to move in and they were clearly ecstatic about the high quality of the new homes. I am also very impressed at the involvement of young apprentices in the construction of Brooklands Gardens.”
Parkway Green’s Chief Executive Nigel Wilson said, “I’m delighted that the Trust’s first new build homes are now occupied as this is a major milestone for the trust. Through this project we’ve been able to address our commitment to sustainable communities and economies in a number of different ways. We had a number of our own apprentice joiners, electricians and heating engineers working on this project and we also asked our contractor Bramall Construction to employ local labour, from the M22 and M23 postcode areas and both initiatives have been a great success.”