The final tenants have just moved into the second new housing development on the site of the former Tulle Court in Prestwich.
The new development, by Great Places Housing Group, comprises 18 three-bedroom houses for ‘affordable rent’. It complements previous schemes carried out by Great Places in the area - the refurbishment of the retained block of the original Tulle Court, and the new older person’s bungalows on the former St Mary’s Court site.
The houses have been built in materials sympathetic to the surrounding properties, in particular those in the conservation area on Church Lane.
Councillor Jane Black, St Mary’s ward councillor and Bury Council’s deputy cabinet member for finance and housing, said: “The council has worked closely with Great Places to ensure that this site, which had been run-down for a long time, has been brought back into use, providing quality homes in a central Prestwich location for families.”
One of the tenants delighted with her new property is Juliette Leighton, who moved into Tulle Court in October with her three children from an over-crowded flat in Prestwich.
Juliette said she loves her new home and is very happy with its quiet location and good neighbours. She thanked the builders and also her family and friends who helped her furnish it.
Peter Bojar, director of development at Great Places Housing Group, said: “We have worked closely with our partners at Bury Council to complete the development so we can provide much-needed homes in the area. We are delighted that the first family has now moved in and hope they enjoy living in their new home.”
Press release issued: 13 January 2016.
Picture: At the completed Tulle Court redevelopment are (from left) Richard Leney (Kier); Councillor Jane Black, deputy cabinet member for housing; Peter Bojar, director of development at Great Places; new tenant Juliette Leighton; Marcus Connor, corporate policy manager at Bury Council; and Liz Gudgeon, unit manager (urban renewal).