Gorton Mill House

Great quality new housing to support older people.


Southway Housing

£15 Million

Care & Support

Helping to meet the demand for more age friendly housing

Gorton Mill House, a new supported housing development for people aged 55 years and over, is now complete.

Set over four storeys, there are 43 one bedroom and 63 two bedroom homes catering for a mixture of needs and all available for social rent.

Designed by Pozzoni and built by Rowlinson on behalf of Southway Housing Trust, a not-for-profit housing company it comes with a host of features.

More than just a home

In all, there are 106 accessible and adaptable apartments with the option to add wrap-around care when it’s needed.

Other onsite services include a café, landscaped gardens plus a hair and beauty salon. The plan is very much to build strong links within the Gorton community by opening the facilities to local people.

internal and external images with eating and beauty areas highlighted

Green credentials

Sustainability measures are integral to the scheme including ground source heating and charging points for electric cars. Thanks to the environmental considerations, the building will be around a third more energy efficient to run and, with its lower carbon footprint, will help to keep bills down.

Re-use of brownfield land

Gorton Mill House takes its name from the site’s earlier use as an industrial mill. As well as delivering much-needed accommodation for older people, the development sees a former brownfield site now back in productive use.

David Chilton, managing director, Rowlinson said: “In Manchester, like the rest of the country, we have an ageing population. This means there’s demand for high quality, supported homes. Gorton Mill House helps address that need and I’m certain it will prove to be a great asset for older people and indeed, the whole community.”

Lounge in sunlightThis scheme, together with Elmswood Park at the Depot and Burnage Extra Care, sees Rowlinson working to deliver 234 supported living homes on three of the four priority extra care schemes in Manchester.

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