Silk Street, Newton Heath

69 new build low-carbon social homes


Manchester City Council


Rowlinson is building 69 new social homes in Newton Heath on behalf of Manchester City Council.

The project is bringing a long-term under-used brownfield site back into use, delivering a mix of housing types bring more choice to the area. There will be

48 one and two-bedroom apartments, 16 of which will be available to people over the age of 55

17 two storey, three-bedroom houses

4 three storey, four-bedroom houses

Off-road parking will be included as part of the development, along with electric vehicle charging points, and private driveways for the houses.

Apartment life

Each of the apartments will have a balcony and living walls will provide a green aesthetic to the development, along with shared outdoor green space.

They will be built to HAPPI design principles that ensure larger internal space as standard, which will easily accommodate someone using a wheelchair, along with extra storage space.

Family homes

The houses will have generous gardens and solar panels, while the apartments will feature living green roofs as part of the project’s low carbon commitment.

This will also include the use of Ground Source Heat Pumps and mechanical ventilation with heat recovery to keep utility costs down for residents.

An impressive development, setting a very high standard for new social housing

The development is being part-funded through the Government’s Brownfield Land Fund, which will help deliver 522 new homes on disused land across the city over the next five years.

David Chilton, managing director, Rowlinson said: “These homes meet the needs of residents across the board – low emissions, a range of sizes, later living options, and more.

“It is an impressive development, setting a very high standard for new social housing. Rowlinson is proud to be working with the Council in delivering these much-needed new homes for the local community.”


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