Crossfield set to build £12m Oldham homes scheme

Aaron Morby 3 years ago
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Housing association First Choice Homes Oldham has picked Crossfield Living as preferred builder for 88 homes in the West Vale neighbourhood of the town.

Crossfield Living has been selected to progress to the second stage in the tender process for 26 houses – a mix of two, three and four-bedroom family homes – along with 62 one and two-bedroom flats.

The development will replace two iconic 1970s tower blocks – Crossbank House and Summervale House – which will be demolished by Oldham-based specialist, D Hughes & Excavation.

Demolition work will commence in August and last until January 2022.

The West Vale development forms part of the social housing provider’s £160m plan to deliver 850 homes in Oldham and the surrounding areas by 2026.

As part of FCHO’s £12m investment in new homes at West Vale, Crossfield has also pledged to deliver a social value plan designed to leave a positive legacy in the local community.

Crossfield Living will work with regional supply chain partners as well as creating jobs, work placements, training and mentoring opportunities.

David Dobson, Director at Crossfield Living said work at West Vale will begin in spring 2022, with homes due for completion in autumn 2023.

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