MSV unveils £12m later living proposal for Chorlton Baths
The housing group has submitted plans two years after being selected by Manchester City Council to deliver a residential solution to the problem of the derelict leisure centre on the main road through the trendy suburb.
There will be 50 flats in an affordable later living scheme aimed at local people. There will be a mix of one- and two-bed units.
Seven of the apartments will be for sale by shared ownership, three will be neighbourhood apartments providing step-up accommodation, with the remaining 40 capped at the Manchester Living Rent at or below the local housing allowance level.
The council said lettings will be prioritized to over 55s with a “housing priority need, including those wishing to right-size and free up a social rented family home in the local area for families on the housing waiting list.”
Buttress architects designed the development to the HAPPI (Housing Our Ageing Population Panel) principles which includes space and flexibility and a focus on health and wellbeing so that occupants’ changing requirements will be met over time. There will be large balconies, increased light levels, and shared social spaces .
Pending approval, the development is expected to be completed in summer 2025. MSV was selected in spring 2021.
Cllr Gavin White, executive member for housing and development, said: “We know that local people have been eager to see this site brought back into use for some time and it’s great to see the project moving at full steam.”
Charlie Norman, chief executive of MSV Housing Group, said: “This scheme has been some time in the planning, but it’s absolutely vital that we get this flagship development right. Chorlton and the surrounding area needs affordable homes to rent for its older citizens and we are proud to be the organisation that will deliver a highly sustainable, age-appropriate development of the highest calibre and green credentials.”
Plans can be found on the council planning portal under code 136791.