GMHP members deliver 2000 new homes
Greater Manchester Housing Providers completed almost 2000 new-build homes during the financial year to March 2023, continuing the partnership’s significant contribution to delivering much-needed new homes across the city region.
Across the GMHP partners, almost 2000 new homes started on site in 2022/23, representing an investment of over £400m into high-quality new housing in Greater Manchester. Planning consent was also secured for more than 950 new properties during the same period.
Almost half the new homes completed last year were for social and affordable rent, with investment also being made in developing new homes for people with support needs and homes for low-cost home ownership, such as shared ownership.
Alongside the new homes delivered by individual members, development has continued to scale up through Hive Homes – a unique profit-for-purpose consortium of 10 GMHP members and the Greater Manchester Combined Authority that is developing high-quality new homes for sale on the open market.
Hive Homes’ first 48-homes scheme in Rochdale is now fully built and sold out. A further 130 new homes are on site in Bolton and Rochdale, and we are looking to acquire four new sites this year to develop over 170 homes across Bury, Oldham and Wigan. All revenue generated from building and selling new homes through Hive Homes is returned to the partnership for them to use in supporting more social housing development.
Matthew Harrison, Chief Executive of Great Places Housing Group and GMHP lead for growth and development said: “Given the challenging economic headwinds we’re facing as a sector, GMHP is rightly proud that our members have continued to deliver new homes in significant numbers across Greater Manchester.
“That work also brings with it really important additional benefits through employment, training and apprenticeship opportunities and wider ‘added value’ for local people and communities, further enhancing our collective social impact.
“But there continues to be a serious crisis of housing supply and affordability in Greater Manchester and it’s important we do even more to deliver more homes in the right places and increase housing choice in communities across the city region. To do that we need a clear national strategy and more certainty over longer term, increased funding and investment in new social housing.
“Our members are already working closely with local and national partners and stakeholders to help make the case for a long-term national plan for housing and help shape the new devolved housing powers in Greater Manchester to ensure everyone has access to a good home they can afford.”
There continues to be a serious crisis of housing supply and affordability in Greater Manchester and it’s important we do even more to deliver more homes in the right places and increase housing choice in communities across the city region.