Most recently, Galliford Try Partnerships has undertaken a ceremony to celebrate the commencement of its much-welcomed project in Oldham, the St Augustine’s development. Having taken place on the 16th of March, the ceremony was attended by key representatives at both Linden Homes and Galliford Try Partnerships, as well as Councillor Jean Stretton, Leader of Oldham Council.
For those in attendance, the ceremony incorporated the initial breaking of ground at the site, formerly one of a school, before then undertaking a tour around the vast site, expected to be providing circa 54 new homes in the integral Greater Manchester area. The properties themselves will be divided into a mixture of both three and four bedroom properties which will be made for sale under the Linden Homes name.
Prices for the homes are expected to click in at £175,000 and up, thus providing a reasonably affordable value for would-be residents to consider. In accordance with this, the company has already received a clamouring of interest in the properties, with many individuals keen to reserve them already. Of course, this is of no real surprise given the increasingly buzzing commercial flow of traffic through Greater Manchester, as well as the growing need for increased residential assets to facilitate further growth in the area.
The development has, thus far been welcomed by Oldham Council and many members of the local community, no doubt providing an shred of hope in the present times of housing concerns and the lack of affordable housing presently on the property market.
Commenting on the ceremony and what it means to the company, Galliford Try Partnerships’ Regional Director, Brendan Blythe, highlighted how the ceremony also signified a big step forward in the company’s overarching goals and ambitions, allowing the organisation to make progress in its endeavour to deliver quality homes for growing families,local professionals and the greater populace. He added: “Since we acquired the site from Oldham Council we have had lots of interest and we are very optimistic about the success of this site, our first in Oldham.”