Credit: Bejamin Property Company

Manchester is set to build more affordable housing in Cheetham Hill

A brand new 25-storey building block, One Park Place, is to be built on Cheetham Hill Road to help rejuvenate the area.  

With plans approved, Cheetham Hill is going to host the new 25-storey apartment building development.

The new building building tower will be located on the corner of a brownfield plot towards the south of Cheetham Hill Road.  

The south of Cheetham has been classed as a ‘potential hotspot’ and ‘untapped area’, according to the Benjamin Property Group (BPG).

BPG has received planning permission for the development, which includes 154 affordable one and two-bed apartments.  

The AI generated plans of what the new builds would look like on Cheetham Hill's road. Tall tower of apartments.
Images of the promised One Park Place developments. Benjamin Property Group secured planning permission for 154 apartments to be built. Credit: Place North West.

Although new developments will generate more housing, not everyone is thrilled with the news. 

Some residents have taken to social media to air their views. Sofia Muskeen on Facebook commented: “A lot of these affordable housing schemes come with caveats that make them difficult to qualify.”

‘Cheetham has been neglected for years’

Sofia Muskeen, local resident

“Many people that have gone for options such as shared ownership regret doing that and end up losing money in the long run.”  

Rachel Bx commented: “This kind of thing just gentrifies the area and pushes us working-class people out. 

“I don’t think the council or the developers have our best interests at heart. Ultimately these developments are about profit.”

Councillor Gavin White, Manchester City Council’s executive member for housing and development, said: “We know that there is a large and growing demand for high quality, affordable housing in Manchester.”  

To see more about the One Park Place building and the plans set in place.