A housing provider is working with Wigan council to build 72 new “affordable” homes close to the town centre.
Jigsaw Homes Group is building the £8 million development – part-funded by a Homes England grant – on brownfield at Field Street.
The scheme will consist of 10, one-bedroom apartments, 40 two-bedroom and 22 three-bedroom houses and completion is anticipated in early 2021.
“This investment is great news for Wigan and shows our commitment to providing a mix of homes across the borough to help solve the housing crisis,” said Joanne Bonnington, Jigsaw’s assistant director of development.
“These homes are also part of our wider plans as Jigsaw to create around 2,400 homes across the North West and East Midlands by 2020 through a range of tenures including affordable rent, shared ownership and market sale.”
Marie Bintley, assistant director for growth and housing at Wigan Council, added: “This site not only reflects our commitment to support and develop new homes in our borough, it also reflects the joint efforts between Wigan Council and Jigsaw working together as partners. As part of The Deal 2030, we want to ensure we develop high quality, affordable and accessible homes for all our residents to meet current and future needs.”
The homes will be built by contractor Casey and managed by social landlord Adactus Housing Association, part of the Jigsaw Homes Group, which currently owns and manages around 34,000 homes across the North West and East Midlands.
Main Image: Artist impression of the Field Street development.