The scheme turns the eight-acre former Carcraft car supermarket site, which had laid dormant for eight years, into a neighbourhood with 85 three-bedroom and 17 four-bedroom homes, a mix of semi-detached and detached properties, as well as a large, public open space.
There is also a 5.6 acre parcel of land towards the southern end of the development which Rochdale Borough Council is able to utilise for the creation of a new school, should it be required in the future.
Ed Milner, Hive Homes’ Managing Director, was joined by Rochdale Borough Council’s assistant cabinet member for regeneration and housing, Councillor Peter Williams, and others to cut the ribbon to officially open the development for sales.
Mr Milner said: “We are delighted to be able to officially launch the Weavers Fold development as it marks the next chapter in Hive Homes’ story and brings much-needed affordable housing to Rochdale.
“The Castleton area is steeped in the industrial history and the cotton industry, which was explored by an archaeological dig, and is reflected in the name.
“We are building fantastic communities across Greater Manchester and we are very proud to bring Weavers Fold to market and we are sure it will prove very popular with customers.”
Councillor Peter Williams, assistant cabinet member for regeneration and housing at Rochdale Borough Council, said: “We’ve been working with Homes England and Hive Homes to support the redevelopment of this former brownfield site and I’m delighted to see these high quality homes coming forward. It was an honour to look around some of the homes on site today and see how smart they look. I can see them getting snapped up very quickly.
“We’re working hard to build on Castleton’s obvious assets, including its excellent transport links, by supporting its ongoing regeneration as part of our rail corridor strategy.”