This scheme is part of a development plan which will see 20,000 new homes built over the next 10 years by THT and L&Q LLP. This phase is a negotiated joint venture between Seddon Housing Partnerships, Trafford Housing Trust (THT) and L&Q Developments LLP.
The scheme, which is currently ongoing, will see the design and construction of 120-timber frame units across two sites (Whalleys North and South). Of the 120-units, 24 are for affordable rent, 32 shared ownership and 64 open market sales.
The units will be handed over in sections, four phases (as per THT request). One phase was handed over in January 2020. The scheme started on site in July 2019 and is due to complete in late 2021.
Our in-house technical and design team and Baldwin Architects successfully got the scheme through the planning process, securing planning in 2019, with a start on site commencing on the 1st July 2019. Seddon are using their standard house types for this project, with 16 different housetype options.
Operations Manager, Dan Van De Boss has been involved with the scheme and managed the scheme from the beginning of the process. Dan is supported by Projects Manager, Mike Stoll, and Site Managers Peter Neilds and Kevin Bray.
Phase one and two of the scheme have been handed over to the client (phase 1 to be used as a temporary sales area and phase 2 used as the permanent sales area). Phases 3 and 4 are currently ongoing. 70 properties on phase 3 are erected with approx 20% ready for finishing trades. Phase 4 currently has 25 erected properties held at first fix awaiting client choices Offsite works including traffic islands, street lights, toucan crossing (which is due for completion in January 21) are 80% complete.
Our community engagement team have made contact with local schools and colleges. Seddon are using our in-house apprentices (joiners, bricklayers and painters). The site has also donated scrap timber to the local schools in the area.