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Consultation on Manchester LGBTQ+ Development

A public consultation has been launched for the UK's first purpose-built LGBTQ+ housing scheme to be built in Manchester.

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Russell Road Plan. Image: Great Places

The development is for people over 55, so people born in or before 1969. This will be the first of its kind, a purpose-built care housing development in the UK for people from the LGBTQ+ communities. The proposals include a plan to build 120 apartments for over 55s from these communities on the site of a former Spire Hospital, which was demolished in 2019.

Working in partnership with Manchester City Council, LGBT Foundation and a Community Steering Group, Great Places will deliver the UK's first purpose-built LGBTQ+ majority Extra Care scheme on the site, it will also include a separate neighbouring block of about 40 one and two-bedroom apartments available for shared ownership.

The proposed Extra Care housing scheme will deliver high-quality accommodation for older people, to help address local housing needs and show how housing can be inclusive and put Manchester at the forefront of age-friendly housing in the UK.

Great Places Housing Group

South Manchester-based Great Places Housing Group which owns 25,000 affordable homes in more than 30 local authority areas across the North West and South Yorkshire. It was selected through a competitive process as the preferred provider to design, build and manage the proposed Extra Care scheme at Russell Road and has extensive experience of designing, developing and managing a wide variety of affordable general needs, supported and specialist housing.

You can have your say as public consultations are underway; there are two events are taking place on the site on Russell Road on Friday the 12th January 14:00-20:00 and Saturday the 13th from noon – 14:00. See Russell Road - your views for full details.

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