Dahlia House – Projects

Dahlia House

Client: Southway Housing
Sector: Living
Size: 56 apartments
Value: £8M
Location: Manchester
Status: Complete
Internal Team: Eleanor McCallum

Dahlia House has transformed a brownfield former industrial laundry site in Burnage into 56 age friendly apartments for social rent for people over 55. Occupants also have access to a flexible range on on-site care packages and support, depending on their current and future needs.

The scheme has 34 one-bedroom homes and 22 two-bedroom apartments. There is also a community café for both residents and the general public, communal lounge, scooter room, landscaped gardens and assisted bathroom, as well as offices and a meeting space. The environmentally friendly scheme will also provide affordable heating and hot water for tenants from a ground source heating system.

Dahlia House is the second of Southway’s ‘With Care’ developments, following the recent completion of Gorton Mill House.

This has been a complex and challenging development for many reasons and we are delighted that the hard work, flexibility and responsiveness of our staff and our partners has delivered a successful outcome which will be of real benefit to the community. Dahlia House is a fantastic development providing modern, age friendly new homes and also flexible support to tenants, to enable them to continue living rich and fulfilling lives as they grow older.

Karen Mitchell - Southway Housing