Tenants move into new Kirkholt homes

Eleven families in Rochdale are settling into their new homes just in time for Christmas.

The eleven properties on Queens Drive, Kirkholt, were recently completed by RBH, and offer much needed two-bedroomed properties at an affordable rent in the Area.

The development was designed by Greater Manchester based architects Pozzoni, who also designed the award-winning RBH Extra Care scheme, Hare Hill in Littleborough. The building was completed by Bolton-based contractor Forrest.

The total cost to RBH of £1.2m was supported by a £231,000 grant from the Homes and Communities Agency, the national agency that helps create successful communities by making more homes and business premises available to those who need them.

Clare Tostevin, RBH Director of Communities, said:

“The completion of these fantastic new homes has transformed this former derelict site and provided much needed family accommodation for the neighbourhood. These new homes for affordable rent have been designed and built to the highest quality, and meet a clear need for two-bedroomed homes in the area.”

Councillor Richard Farnell, Leader of Rochdale Council, said:

“These smart new homes are part of the wider investment in a brighter future for Kirkholt”

Neil Ashworth, head of new build housing at Forrest, said:

“The demand for affordable housing across the UK continues to rise. Helping bridge the gap by providing local communities with quality, low cost homes remains a key part of our business model, and supports the continued development of areas like Kirkholt.”