ADACTUS HOUSING ASSOCIATION OPEN NEW MILES PLATTING
A new housing office to serve Manchester City Council tenants in Miles Platting has been opened
by Adactus Housing Association.
The £2.7m state of the art office was officially opened by Councillor Jim Battle, Deputy Leader of
Manchester City Council, and Adactus Group Chief Executive Paul Lees.
Baker House replaces the 1960s built Varley Street office that has been home to Adactus staff for
the past five years and which is now to be demolished.
More than 60 staff will be based at Baker House, providing services to more than 1,500 Manchester
City Council tenants on Miles Platting and Adactus tenants across Manchester.
Adactus Housing Group Chief Executive Paul Lees said: “This is a fantastic new building that will
not only provide a high quality environment for our staff and customers, including meeting facilities,
but one which will also reduce our carbon footprint. The office has a photovoltaic power generation
system and various other renewable energy systems which will help to keep running costs down."
The building will also include a shop on the ground floor and discussions with a potential
commercial tenant are ongoing.
Cllr Jim Battle, Deputy Leader of Manchester City Council, said: “I’m delighted that Baker House
has opened and that we now have a housing office that matches the excellent quality of the
improvements that have been carried out on Miles Platting by the Renaissance Consortium.”
The £160m Private Finance Initiative (PFI) partnership between Manchester City Council and
Renaissance Miles Platting Limited has seen almost 1,500 homes fully refurbished, 31 new Council
homes for rent provided and environmental improvements including seven pocket parks. Another
1,000 homes for sale are still to be built by Renaissance partner Lovell Partnerships Limited.
Notes to editors:
The photograph accompanying this release shows (left to right) Manchester City Council Deputy Leader Cllr
Jim Battle and Adactus Chief Executive Paul Lees.
For more information contact Richard Houghton on 01257 244815 or e-mail
Total scheme cost: £2,690,199
Contractor: Bardsley Construction Ltd, Dukinfield, Manchester
Start on site: - 30th August 2011
Retail space: 395m2, which will provide a convenience store and a post office.
Office space: 1285m2, able to accommodate 65 staff.
Renaissance Miles Platting Limited is managing the Miles Platting estate on behalf of Manchester City Council
under a 30 year PFI contract. The contract was signed in March 2007 and runs until March 2037.
RMPL is a special purpose vehicle owned jointly by Investors In the Community (IIC), Adactus Housing
Association (AHA) and Morgan Sindall Investments Limited (MSIL).