A development of 54 homes built on the site of a former high school has been officially handed over to its new community.
All the homes at St Augustine’s, Oldham (main image), are now occupied. Named after the school, the development has been handed over to residents by housebuilder Linden Homes.
“We’re delighted to have completed on all the properties at St Augustine’s. It’s a pleasure to see the new homeowners move in and make the development their own,” said Sian Pitt, sales director at Linden Homes North West.
“We know this site was significant to many people across Oldham, and we are proud to have regenerated it into much-needed family homes which will continue to play a vital role to the community for years to come.”
St Augustine of Canterbury School was demolished in 2013 after merging with another local school and moving to a new site.
Galliford Try Partnerships – the regeneration arm of Linden Homes – bought the 1.8 hectare site from Oldham Council in 2016. Since then it has been developed into 54 three- and four-bedroom detached and semi-detached homes.
“We’re delighted work has finished on these new homes and that they have regenerated the former school site,” said Councillor Hannah Roberts, Oldham council’s cabinet member for housing. “Family homes are much-needed in our borough and they are providing modern new accommodation.
“Oldham Council and our partners, such as Linden Homes North West, are committed to providing a range of high quality, warm and comfortable homes that will meet the needs of our residents.”