Work to start on Maple Mill

Great Places and Developer MCI Developments, part of Keepmoat Homes, are starting work on almost 100 new homes on the site of a former mill in Hathershaw at the end of the month, following planning approval in June.

The £14 million Maple Mill scheme of 98 homes will be a mixture of two, three and four-bedroom houses with gardens and parking, and one-bedroom and two-bedroom apartments for affordable rent. Work is due to take around two years.

Helen Spencer, Director of Development at Great Places, said:

“We’re pleased to be working with MCI Developments on Maple Mill. The development will transform this neglected site, which has been a source of local frustration, into a new neighbourhood of 98 much-needed affordable homes and is a great example of what can be achieved through effective partnership working.

“The demand for affordable housing continues to be a key issue and Great Places remains committed to creating great homes in all of the areas we operate in.”

Alex Wood, Regional Managing Director at MCI Developments added :

“We’re delighted to have purchased the site at Maple Mill and breathe new life into an area that’s been left derelict for many years.

“As a company, we have a strong track record building new affordable homes across the North West, particularly on brownfield land such as this, and are driven to make an impact to the local community to deliver real value to real people.

“Working with Great Places Housing Group, our aim is to transform the site into a desirable place to live, which has great transport links to Oldham city centre and beyond, delivering much needed affordable new homes and ensuring the development is a major social benefit to the residents in Hathershaw.

“We are very much looking forward to starting work on site later this month, which will create more than 60 jobs throughout the build process.”

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