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Historic farm building rises from ashes to provide homes for people with learning disabilities

An historic 400-year-old Manchester farm building which was badly damaged in an arson attack has risen from the ashes to provide homes for people with learning disabilities.

Salford-based specialist social care developer Fairhome Group Plc and Greater Manchester-based care provider Zeno Ltd have spent more than two years working in partnership with Manchester City Council, converting 16th Century Newall Green Farm in Wythenshawe into accommodation and supported living space for vulnerable adults.

The roof of the Grade II listed building, which includes a manor house and barns, was almost completely destroyed by a devastating fire back in 2014. Before that it had laid empty for a decade and had been subjected to repeated vandalism.