This consultation is now closed
This City is a new kind of housing company, owned and run by Manchester City Council. We don’t just construct housing – we plan and build homes to create communities. We’re a new venture that will develop high quality, low carbon, genuinely accessible housing for all Mancunians.
This City will increase the number of new homes being delivered in Manchester, with the needs of the people of Manchester at the core of what we do. Our plan is to build up to 500 new homes every year. Initially, we will free up our own land for this housing and also finance the schemes directly.
The new homes we build will be a mix of accessible rent and market housing, with the market housing subsidising the accessible rent.
By stepping up with sound, long-term investment, This City will play an integral role in Manchester’s post-pandemic recovery.
This City: Ancoats
This City has identified the location for its first development of new homes on a vacant piece of land at Rodney Street, located in between the bustling and friendly neighbourhoods of Ancoats and Miles Platting.
A separate consultation is also taking place over the same period on a Draft Ancoats Public Realm Strategy, which will help to shape the design of streets and spaces for development in this area.
The plans for Rodney Street are still at an early stage, but the vision for the development is to provide:
- High quality, welcoming new homes to meet the needs of a wide range of Mancunians - Around 128 high quality new homes, ranging from one-bedroom to four-bedroom properties, in a mix of apartments and terraced houses. 30% of these homes will be accessible, rented out at or below local housing allowance levels.
- Ensure the development contributes to Manchester’s 2038 Zero Carbon ambitions - Provide well insulated new homes to keep heat in and minimise energy consumption, ensuring low energy costs for residents.
- A green and leafy development which complements Ancoats Green - Provide attractive, well managed green spaces in between the new buildings to complement the adjacent Ancoats Green, and help to provide a green transition between Ancoats and Miles Platting.
- A development that is sensitive to its surroundings. - Ensure that the heights of the new development respond sensitively to the neighbouring residential buildings. Use building materials that reference buildings in the local area.