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Development in Leigh reaches first key milestone

A new development of private rental family homes in Leigh has reached its first milestone.

The £11.3m development in Leigh – located on the former Hilton Park site, off Chadwick Street, has reached its first milestone – with the first ten houses now complete.

The Leigh development will see energy and regeneration specialist ENGIE construct 103 one-bedroom self-contained apartments and two, three- and four-bedroom homes for private rent on behalf of Sigma Capital Group plc – for their Simple Life private rental brand.

“It’s been a challenging few months for the construction industry as a whole, but we’re pleased that shortly after re-commencing our operations, we’ve successfully delivered the first ten properties of the development. Our dedicated delivery team is continuing to progress the works at pace and are already gearing up for the next ten being released to Sigma in August 2020.

“It’s great to see this milestone being reached, but there’s lots more to do as we continue to support the regeneration of the local area and meet the growing housing needs of Leigh and the wider community.”

Steve Gregory, Head of New Build, ENGIE
Simple Life lounge
Simple Life lounge

The Hilton Park project is expected to complete in March 2021 and is split into another further nine phases, which will be handed over in line with the programme.

Benefiting from the centres of Leigh and Wigan nearby with their wide range of amenities, Hilton Park is close to a number of leisure and retail facilities, good motorway and rail connections and is in easy access to Manchester city centre.

“We’re really excited to be working with Engie on such a brilliant housing scheme. We’ve received a phenomenal amount of demand for the new homes at Hilton Park already, with the majority of released units already pre-let off plan. 

“We’re also really pleased to be supporting the wider local community this year, including a number of donations to the local Atherton and Leigh foodbank, as well as supporting a local primary, St Richards Roman Catholic Primary School in Atherton with £8,000 to fund new outdoor fitness equipment for the school – including a ski machine, exercise bikes and rotator machines.”

Jason Berry, Regional MD, Sigma Capital

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