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Simonsway, Wythenshawe

Extending Manchester footprint with housing in Wythenshawe

Garden City Design and Build Ltd appointed our residential specialists to build 147 houses and apartments on a nine acre site on Simonsway, Wythenshawe part of Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) their largest development to date.

The development includes a mixed tenure of 80 shared ownership, 29 outright sales and 38 rent to buy apartments; providing a mix of two-bed and three-bed houses, alongside two-bed apartments.


The properties will be adjacent to the Manchester Enterprise Academy where we built the Drury Building in 2017, providing more space at the academy.

The development will be delivered over three phase with houses being built from timber frame and the apartments built traditionally.

Anthony Dillon, managing director of Willmott Dixon in the North said:

“We are delighted to be working with Garden City Design and Build to create much needed new homes for Wythenshawe. As a local company, it is great to be back in Wythenshawe and we will aim to use local companies wherever possible to deliver the project.”

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group’s group chief executive Nigel Wilson said:

“We are delighted to launch this exciting new project and create much needed affordable housing for this area extending choices for local people wishing to rent or buy. We have a diverse and vibrant community with a young and growing population; this development of 147 new homes will be another landmark development for the Group following our Village 135 Extra Care Scheme.”

For Willmott Dixon it’s another substantial development in Manchester, following the recently completed Limelight for Trafford Housing Trust, which created a mixed-use development in Old Trafford. This now provides a community centre, bistro café, pharmacy, health care facilities and 80 extra-care apartments with a vision as a community health and well-being hub.

Completion of the development, designed by architect AEW, is expected in the summer of 2020.


  • 147 houses and apartments
  • Mixed tenure
  • 3 phases




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