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Elan to build final new homes on hospital site

THE final phase of the redevelopment of a former hospital site in Macclesfield will be carried out by niche developer Elan Homes.

The Cheshire-based homebuilder acquired the land with planning consent for 34 homes.

Known as Hope Park Mews, it will offer 29 private sale properties in a choice of three and four-bedroom designs, with the remaining five homes providing affordable housing.

Andrew Morgan, land director for Elan Homes, said: “We were keen to be part of the redevelopment of the former hospital site, helping to bring the land back into good use by providing new homes. A lot of regeneration work has already taken place and we’ll be adding to that by investing in the area for the benefit of the wider community. For example, we will pay around £51,000 towards an off-site children’s play area and gift more than £27,000 to recreation and outdoor sports provision.”

A contribution towards highways works has already been made by the developer.

Clearance and demolition works have begun to prepare the land for new homes and Elan is also building a database of potential purchasers.

“When we’re acquiring new sites we always consider who would want to live there and why,” Andrew explained.

“One of the things that appealed to us about this site is that it’s within walking distance of Macclesfield town centre. With local facilities including a nursery and supermarket, it’s perfect for young families. Homeowners will be able to walk through the public open space forming part of the development and cross the road to nearby West Park.”

The first of Elan’s homes at Hope Park Mews are scheduled to be released for sale in the spring, but the developer is already looking for additional land in the surrounding area.

“As we look to expand our business we have a number of sites that are going through the planning process and others that are under contract but not yet acquired. We’ll consider anything from an acre upwards principally in Cheshire, Merseyside, Warrington, Sefton and Manchester,” Andrew added.

Anyone with land available with development potential is asked to contact Elan via the website