McCauls launches affordable homes in Bolton


With an estimated completion date of summer 2024, the £6.5million project would see the construction of 40 houses on the site of the former St Osmund’s RC Primary School in Breightmet.

Astley-based developer and entrepreneur McCauls is developing housing association Bolton at Home, which will rent the homes at affordable rent.

Diggers are already working on the site of the old school, which is on Blenheim Road. Around 50 people work at the site, most of whom live in Greater Manchester.

When completed, there will be 11 three-bed houses and five two-bed houses on the site. Under plans by architectural firm Bernard Taylor Partnership, there will also be a three-storey apartment building, comprising 18 one-bed apartments and six two-bed apartments.

Left to right: Bernadette McCaul, Ryan Kelly, Tony McCaul and Joe McCaul of McCauls, and Bolton’s Noel Sharpe and Dominic Conway at home. Credit: via Ashurst Communications

This is the third time that McCauls and Bolton at Home have partnered, having worked together on the housing provider’s St Mary’s project in Horwich and its Barton Road project in Breightmet.

Joe McCaul, Director of McCauls, said: “I am delighted to continue our relationship with Bolton at Home with Breightmet’s program and it is great to be on hand to bring much needed new homes to the community.

“We strive to use local labor and the majority of contractors are based in Greater Manchester, which helps keep income in the local economy,” he said.

The project is part of Bolton at Home’s aim to provide more housing in the area.

Dominic Conway, Group Director of Development and Growth for Bolton at Home, said: “Building new homes helps to reduce pressure on our housing system, creating more housing choices and ultimately reducing the risk of overcrowded housing or homelessness.

“We also hope these homes will support the local community, repurposing abandoned land for good.”

Elsewhere in the borough, Bolton at Home is building 168 homes in Little Lever and Horwich. The housing provider has also partnered with developer Step Places for a 208-home neighborhood around Moor Lane.


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