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.

Shortlisted for the Inside Housing Development Awards 2022 'best older people’s housing development - rural/suburban' category.

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