Cheetham House

Cheetham House, Stalybridge Launches with 38 Apartments for Affordable Rent

Phase 1 of the Castle Street development, Cheetham House, has launched today (Friday 8 February).  Situated at the historic site of the old Mill, the 38 affordable rent apartments have been sensitively designed specifically to fit in with the local area.  The scheme, just a minute’s walk from the town centre, sits on the banks of the River Tame.  Jonathan Reynolds MP attended the event and unveiled a dramatic wall covering of a drone aerial image of the site and surrounding area.


Working with Tameside MBC, Rowlinson and Pozzoni Architects, the development is the first phase in a larger scheme to regenerate the mill site.  Phase 2 is currently underway, with 18 shared ownership and rent to buy apartments due to complete March 2020.  The former engine house, will be restored and repurposed to become a central feature of the walled gardens to celebrate the historical significance of the site. 


Jonathan Reynolds MP said: “It has been wonderful to see the transformation of the old mill site which promised a fantastic opportunity for regeneration. Cheetham House is a superb development and another exciting step forward in the journey to regenerate Stalybridge town centre.  Congratulations to MSV and to everybody who has worked so hard on the scheme. Cheetham House is of course just the first part of a larger housing scheme in this area, work on phase 2 has now begun and we all look forward to seeing the completion of the development in the spring of next year”


Charlie Norman, Chief Executive of MSV Housing Group, said: “There is a lack of town centre apartments in Stalybridge of this standard and for an affordable rent.  The scheme is part of GM Mayor, Andy Burnham’s, Greater Manchester Town Centre Challenge, and MSV is very proud of the standard and quality of this aspirational development.  Its not been without its challenges but we’re very happy with the result, and I personally am looking forward being here again to launch phase 2”.


David Chilton, Managing Director of Rowlinson Constructions, said: “The Cheetham House project forms part of our wider involvement to help regenerate the centre of Stalybridge. We believe the town has a bright future with the investment that Rowlinson and the other partners are contributing. We’re proud to be delivering this new and affordable housing for the community.”


The overall build cost for both phases and is an investment of £5,964,487, which includes £1,392,000 grant funding from Homes England.


Background MSV

MSV was formed 18 months ago, following the merger of Mosscare Housing Group and St Vincent’s Housing Association.  The Group Manages over 8,500 homes across the North West, with a mixed-portfolio of social rented, shared ownership, sheltered and specialist over 60’s, supported housing and Foyers for young people.  Our values focus on providing high quality homes, bringing communities together, tackling homelessness, being a strong business and doing the decent thing.

More information about MSV can be found at:

Background to Rowlinson

Rowlinson is a chartered building company, and member of the CIOB, operating in the North West. It is a privately owned and managed company, committed to the highest standards.


8th February 2019

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