Business working with Wythenshawe

BW3 has more than 120 members and wishes to develop a new website that will become a key tool in its communications. Interested parties can download the specification and Request for Information. BW3 is co-ordinated by a voluntary committee comprising public, private and third sector members. It works with charities, groups, schools and colleges. Its mission is to facilitate business and community links, and to support and improve the social, educational and economic development of Wythenshawe – a town of 86,000 residents and 3,291 businesses [Experian January 2017]. To achieve its goals BW3 supports businesses through provision of local area information, volunteering opportunities and business networking through the Wythenshawe Business Gateway. It supports the community through provision of business volunteers who act as aspirational mentors in high schools, and who also provide support to primary schools through BW3’s ‘Numbers at Work’ workshops, and other programmes. All member businesses share a common desire to volunteer their time and expertise free of charge, often as part of their organisation’s CSR objectives. They support a range of bespoke projects and programmes, which add value to existing mainstream offers. BW3 relies on contributions for funding. BW3 is an award-winning organisation, securing a BiTC (Business in the Community) big tick partnership award in 2009, and in 2015, it was a finalist in the Manchester Community Awards for Business in the community activities category.  

Garden City Homes from WCHG

Wythenshawe Community Housing Group (WCHG) has just launched Garden City Homes, its sales and marketing team for new homes - for sale, shared ownership and market rent in Wythenshawe.

Following the recent positive media coverage of Wythenshawe as a property hotspot, this is an ideal time to check out these new homes from WCHG.  They include homes for shared ownership – ideal for first time buyers - and their £20m state of the art extra-care scheme, Village 135, which will provide 135 new homes for older people with 24/7 on-site care on hand to provide bespoke care as needs change.

Originally built as a garden city suburb for the people of Manchester, Wythenshawe is one of the greenest areas of the city, with the fantastic historic Wythenshawe Hall and Park at its heart.  The new Metrolink and the recent announcement of a £1bn development of Airport City and MediPark means that the area is vibrant and dynamic and  demand for homes is increasing.

Nigel Wilson, Group Chief Executive of WCHG and Chair of the Real Lives Wythenshawe partnership said: “Since the Group was formed just over 2 years ago, we have completed over 135 new homes and invested over £13m in the area.  We have a new build programme of 496 homes between 2015 and 2018 and we are pleased that, through our Garden City Homes, we are able to provide a range of options so that people can choose whether to rent, buy or purchase their home through shared-ownership.”

If you would like to find out more about either Village 135 or the new homes for sale, shared ownership and market rent, please contact the sales team on 0300 7777 177 or email

Real Lives

Etrop Court
M22 5RG