South Manchester extra care facility completes


Village 135, an innovative £18 million extra care scheme providing accommodation for residents 55 and over, in Wythenshawe is now complete. 

Designed in the style of a high-end residential development, Village 135 is split across two sides of Hollyhedge Road and is connected via a glass bridge. Linking the two buildings together allows residents to easily access the facilities on each side and creating an inclusive and sustainable village environment.


The scheme is made up of 135 two bedroom apartments, ranging in size from 63m² up to 80m², all of which are designed to meet ‘home for life’ standards. This allows residents to continue to live at the complex should their care needs increase in the future.

A range of community facilities, some of which can be used by the public are also on site including multi-purpose meeting spaces, an IT suite, bistro, salon, laundrette, health consultant space and spa.

Residents also have access to sensory gardens, sun rooms and a roof top terrace.

 Nigel Wilson, Group Chief Executive of Wythenshawe Community Housing Group, said; “We are delighted to launch this exciting, prestigious extra care scheme. These new homes will provide housing for older people through a mixed tenure of affordable rent, shared ownership and outright sales.

“Village 135 will provide Wythenshawe and the surrounding suburbs a variety of housing options if they wish to downsize or want to find something better suited for their ever-changing needs. The community hub, I am sure, will be very popular with the local community and will play a major part in establishing Wythenshawe as a place where people choose to live and work.”

One of the new residents at Village 135, Mrs Rawlings, said: “It is exciting to see the mixture of tenure this development offers. I was born in Hulme and would have welcomed such a development when the area was cleared in the 1950s.

“We wanted to be closer to our family and Village 135 offers everything we need for the future. We came to the unveiling and were amazed at the exceptional facilities on offer at a 5-star standard.  Village 135 is impressive.


  1. Yet again no thought given to those that need more than lifetime home standard. Come on people wake up, more people living in community with higher care needs, that need somewhere suitable to live. Our story can be read at blogspot above please learn from our story. Couples where one is in an electric wheelchair need minimum sized rooms, probably 2 bathrooms (1 of which a wetroom) to live safely with adequate room to care.


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