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Exciting News!

We have just signed contracts for two new social housing projects in Greater Manchester!


We are delighted to announce the signing of contracts to deliver 22 new homes across two projects in Rochdale, aimed at supporting those in housing need. These homes, constructed on behalf of Rochdale Borough Council (RBC) on council-owned land, will be net-zero in operation designed for young people currently stuck in sub-standard, expensive temporary accommodation. 


In line with our Impact First Social Housing principles we are pleased to share that these properties will remain in public ownership, ensuring they support local services for decades to come.


At Cornerstone Place, our involvement spans the entire project timeline - from concept to keys. We’ve supported RBC officers through the grant application and planning processes, led the design and tender stages, and are now moving into the construction phase. This is our core model: acting as an extension of the local authority’s social housing delivery team while integrating private sector methods to maximise social impact.


Hannah Courtney-Adamson, Head of Strategic Housing (People), said "RBC is thrilled that these projects are about to start, getting us closer to housing local young people. Cornerstone Place have done the heavy lifting to get this project going and have provided valuable insight and a solutions mindset throughout the process."


These projects are funded by the Single Homelessness Accommodation Programme (SHAP) from the Department for Levelling Up, Housing and Communities, supporting both capital and revenue needs. The funds will be managed through one of our development subsidiaries, operated with complete transparency with our clients.


David Ball, Co-Founder of Cornerstone Place said "These two projects build on the Whitworth Road net zero homelessness capital project that we are currently delivering for RBC to have impact on people in housing need locally. None of this would be possible without the dedication and tenacity of the Rochdale Council officers to turn redundant small sites that they own into social housing. We look forward to sharing information on new projects with RBC soon."


Our Impact First Social Housing approach focuses on putting the assets in the hands of impact makers, rather than the private sector. Surpluses and growth from these projects benefit the organisations making a direct impact on people’s lives, enabling them to amplify their efforts even further.


For more information, please get in touch: info@cornerstoneplace.co.uk


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