20 new homes to be developed in Swinton

20 new homes to be developed in Swinton

The former Swinton Hall nursing home on Worsley Road in Swinton is being demolished to make way for a 20-home housing development.

The site was previously known as Birchfield House, a ‘micro-estate’ built in the second half of the 19th century comprising the main house, gardens, two ‘gatehouses’, a road approaching the house with a gated entrance and boundary walls.

Elan Homes is honouring the site’s history, naming the development Birchfield Court and refurbishing the gatehouses to provide a pair of two-bedroom detached properties and a new gated community.

Philip Palmer, Land Director for Elan Homes in the North, said: “Bringing redundant sites like the former Swinton Hall nursing home back into good use is an important part of our land acquisition strategy. We recognise that while there’s a pent up demand for quality housing across Greater Manchester, we need to take a sensitive approach and where possible retain historic elements of our urban form, preserving and enhancing those for years to come. The gatehouses will be converted into elegant new homes, to sit alongside 18 new homes providing an intimate, yet secure, gated development, with the addition of making a stunning feature of the original gates which are being refurbished.” 

Elan has full planning permission for the scheme, which will offer a choice of three and four-bedroom new-build homes in a mix of mews, semi-detached and detached designs, alongside the two-bedroom homes in the converted gatehouses.

Each home will have a rear garden and either designated parking spaces, plot driveways or single garages.

The first homes at Birchfield Court are due to be released for sale in summer 2022.

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