Work set to start later this summer

Wythenshawe housing Willmott Dixon

Willmott Dixon has nabbed a £20m contract to deliver 147 homes in Manchester.

The company’s residential arm will deliver the project, which will makeover a nine acre site on Simonsway, Wythenshawe.

The site is adjacent to the Manchester Enterprise Academy where Willmott Dixon built the Drury Building in 2017 to provide more space at the academy.

Designed by architect AEW, these new homes will include a mixed tenure of 80 shared ownership, 29 outright sales and 38 rent to buy apartments.

Construction is set to start in July, with the development providing a mix of two- and three-bedroom houses, alongside two-bedroom apartments.

The contract win follows the recent completion of Willmott Dixon’s mixed-use development in Old Trafford.

It includes a community centre, cafe, pharmacy, health care facilities and 80 extra-care apartments.