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Lane End Developments Construction was the previous contractor. Credit: via Bird Consultancy

Forshaw Construction picks up stalled Hartford resi

Work will begin imminently to deliver the final phase of Your Housing Group’s Manor Gardens development off Chester Road.

The housing provider has appointed Forshaw Construction to build the remaining 70 homes in Hartford, with works including highways and lighting.

Previously being delivered by Lane End Developments Construction, the scheme was stalled in April as the contractor entered into administration having handed over just 38 homes.

Located on land previously occupied by Mid Cheshire College’s Hartford campus, Manor Gardens will provide a total of 108 homes when completed.

JDA Architects designed the scheme, which features a mix of two-, three-, and four-bedroom houses, as well as two-bedroom bungalows.

Lorraine Donnelly, development director at Your Housing Group, said: “Your Housing Group has always remained fully committed to completing the construction and when work stopped we immediately set about the process of finding and appointing a new-build partner.

“It was really important that our new partner understood the importance of completing Manor Gardens to both Your Housing Group and our residents.”

Lyndon Forshaw, group managing director of Forshaw Construction, added: “I’ve been impressed with the effort and speed with which Your Housing Group moved forward with the Forshaw team to ensure Manor Gardens now gets completed to the high standard it deserves.”

Stantec is the scheme’s planning consultant. The project team also includes Ellis Williams Architects, Bureau Veritas, Cundall, Urban Green, and Croft.

Work is expected to complete on the final homes in early 2025.

To find out more about the plans, search for application number 19/00203/FUL on Cheshire West and Chester Council’s planning portal.

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