New affordable homes, New Islington

68 new affordable and sustainable homes


Great Places Housing Group


New affordable homes in New Islington

Rowlinson is the construction partner for a new affordable, mixed tenure development near to Downley Drive in New Islington, East Manchester, on behalf of Great Places Housing Group.

Designed by Buttress, the scheme will deliver 68 homes, made up of 23 houses, and 45 apartments within a four-storey building.

The site is positioned next to the canal bordering the popular areas of New Islington and Ancoats.

Flagship development

The scheme is a flagship low carbon development for Great Places and is in line with Manchester City Council’s carbon reduction ambitions.

All the homes are designed with sustainability in mind with a low carbon specification including air source heat pumps and enhanced insulation.

There will also be associated landscaping plus parking for cars with electric vehicle charging points and cycle stores.

A range of tenures

Homes available for both social rent, and shared ownership:

23 shared ownership homes – 3 two-bedroom houses and 20 three-bedroom houses

45 social rent homes – 22 one-bedroom apartments, and 23 two-bedroom apartments


The work is set to complete in summer 2024, with a phased handover of the housing, followed by the apartments.

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