Physical Development Programme

The future for Hattersley is tremendous and the impending physical developments are the catalyst that will see changes for the better.

Hattersley will be transformed in an exciting series of developments covering 27 sites (25 hectares, the equivalent of 36 football pitches). Work on the first of the planned developments – the Phase 1 housing site located in the Harehill area – commenced in March 2010, with a completion date for all developments scheduled for 2017.

The estimated £250m Physical Development Programme will see the building of around 830 new private ‘for sale’ dwellings which, alongside the public rented accommodation currently provided, will help to re-populate the area – with a range of households in terms of age, income level and family size.

The new residential developments will be complemented by the £40m, seven-year refurbishment programme to former Manchester City Council housing which is now well underway. This work is being carried out by Registered Social Landlord Peak Valley Housing (a subsidiary of Contour Housing Group Ltd) which took ownership of the properties in September 2006.

Significant commercial development will also take place with the building of the new District Centre. This will accommodate retail and community facilities to meet the needs of the local community. The development will comprise a Tesco Extra and a ‘community hub’ which will provide a base for the library service, Hattersley Neighbourhood Partnership, Peak Valley Housing Association, the police, the Community Forum Association and numerous other community groups.  

Work on the new development started in July 2011 with the new store expected to open for business in summer 2012.  The new community facilities are likely to be ready at the same time. 

Enhancements to the environment, parking, safety and public spaces will also feature within a ‘purpose built’ infrastructure, fit for the 21st century.


The three main public sector partners involved in the physical regeneration of the area have forged a unique and innovative partnership with residents and other agencies to lead Hattersley into an exciting new era.

Tameside Council – including Hattersley Neighbourhood Partnership, the local regeneration partnership based in Hattersley.

Homes and Communites Agency – the Government’s national regeneration agency.

Peak Valley Housing Association - the areas main Registered Social Landlord and subsidiary of Contour Housing Group Ltd.

In addition, the appointment of the developers selected to lead the physical transformation of Hattersley, BASE and CTP Ltd was announced with the signing of the Development Agreement on 21st March 2007.

BASE will now lead on the development of new residential properties, with CTP responsible for delivering the planned new commercial developments.

Physical Development Programme

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