Construction under way at former Robertson's jam factory site

Taylor Wimpey Manchester has begun building new homes at The Orangery development, located on the former Robertson’s Jam Factory site in Droylsden.

Providing new houses for the area, the development will comprise 167 contemporary two to four-bedroom properties designed to provide a range of options for first-time buyers and growing families.

A mix of properties, in a range of styles, are being built at the development in phases, including two-bedroom apartments, three-bedroom semi-detached homes and three and-four-bedroom detached homes.

Taylor Wimpey is to invest £200,000 in transport infrastructure, as well as make financial contributions towards education provision and local greenspace.  

The development will also deliver a high-quality play area and public space for the new community, with access to the Ashton Canal Cycleway, a popular route for cyclist and dog walkers alike.

Chloe Dunn, sales and marketing director for Taylor Wimpey Manchester, said: “We’re delighted to have begun construction at The Orangery and be underway with our plans to bring a brand new community to Droylsden.

“Tameside is ideally located a short distance from Manchester, providing a leafy escape from the hustle and bustle of the city centre. It is therefore a busy location for new homes which are in high demand. These new houses will be ideally positioned for access to a range of local amenities.”

Situated adjacent to Audenshaw Park, The Orangery is nestled inbetween Ashton Old Road/Manchester Road (A635) and the Ashton Canal.

Chloe continued: “As much as your indoor environment matters right now, outdoor space is vital too, especially since the Covid-19 pandemic, so it’s exciting for residents of The Orangery to have so much green space on their doorstep. 

“The development will be launching in the new year and we would encourage house hunters to register their interest early for what is sure to be an in-demand community.”

The Orangery is a consortium site with Bellway Homes totalling 338 homes.


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