New affordable homes for locals in Reddish, Stockport

Equity Housing Group, a social housing provider based in the North West has opened 14 new affordable homes in Stockport.

The Harrogate Road based homes – now called Harlow Close, were officially opened by the Mayor of Stockport, Cllr Laura Booth alongside representatives from Equity Housing Group, developer Mulbury Homes, Homes England and representatives from the local community. The impact of the new homes is clear to see and helps to address the need for more shared ownership homes to be built across the region.

Shared ownership is a truly affordable method for home ownership and getting people on to the housing ladder, it is however, some times the forgotten vehicle for people to purchase their own home as it is not as understood as many of the other products on offer.

With customers already moving into their new homes, the development has been a huge success, and with prices starting from £115,000 for a 50% share for a three bedroom house, it is easy to see why. The new homes have been built in partnership with Stockport Council and Homes England and built by Mulbury Homes.

Carole Hassan, Chair at Equity Housing Group, said: “Harlow Close is home to a beautiful development in the heart of Stockport – which is providing much-needed family homes to the people of Reddish. We’re looking forward to seeing residents continue to move into their new homes over the coming months and to start to create a strong community for everyone.”

Commenting on the new development, Nick Cumberland from Homes England, said: “The new development is made up of beautiful homes and at Homes England we are pleased to be able to work closely with housing providers to see new homes coming out of the ground and become lived in by the local communities – especially Shared Ownership properties, which have been snapped up already!”

Glyn Fazackerley, construction director at Mulbury, said: “We’re proud to have worked with Equity to build these high-quality homes and help it meet the demand for shared ownership properties.

“Not only do these homes offer an opportunity for people to buy a property in Reddish, they have revitalised a site that had been vacant since the 1970s, while also protecting the heritage of the surrounding mills.”

Anyone interested in purchasing one of the properties at Harlowe Close or finding out more about Shared Ownership, should visit Equity Living on – www.equityliving.co.uk