Newall Green Farm in Manchester is a development with a great deal of history. The site – a 400-year old Grade II listed farm building, with two large outbuildings – had suffered in recent years, due to neglect, vandalism and in 2014, a devastating arson attack.
The property was in a sorry state, desperately requiring attention and for the local area it had become somewhat of an eyesore. To give the site a chance to shine once again, work needed to be undertaken to provide it with a new purpose.
Working in partnership with Manchester City Council, Rowlinson Construction and Zeno Care, we set out to save the property and create something new in the process – to ensure Newall Green Farm could rise from the ashes. The vision was to build wonderful ‘whole life’ homes for the most vulnerable people in our society, placing the good of the tenants and the needs of the local authority at the forefront of the design.
Care at Newell Green Farm is being provided by Zeno Care, who care for people with complex needs within the autism spectrum, and the nominations agreement is with the local authority for 25 years.
Situated in an excellent location, close to the M56 and M60 motorways, Newall Green Farm is a very rewarding project for us and one we are delighted to have been involved with. This project has brought a disused site back to life, has given it a new purpose while maintaining its unique history, and has provided beautiful homes to vulnerable members of society.