Muse To Perform Will Of The People

Oldham Council has named Muse as its development partner to bring forward a community approved new neighbourhood in the town centre, complete with 2,000 new mixed-tenure homes.

Councillor Arooj Shah, leader of Oldham Council, says: “This marks a crucial milestone in our plans for thousands of new homes in Oldham town centre becoming a reality.

“As well as providing a range of new housing of all types and sizes right in the heart of the town centre, this development will also bring benefits for the wider borough in terms of investment, new jobs and training opportunities



Councillor Shah continues: “The aim is to create 2,000 new homes on what are currently some of the council’s own sites, including the Civic Centre, to provide the much-needed variety of new homes for our residents and helping meet our housing demand targets set by the government. By building on so-called ‘brownfield’ sites, we can protect green and open space from development, as well as bringing people into the heart of our town centre.

“Over time, new communities making their homes in our town centre will bring a boost to local businesses; the increase in council tax receipts will benefit the council financially; and life will be brought back into a town centre that, like many others, has struggled in recent years.”



Phil Mayall, MD of Muse North West, who hails from Oldham, says: “We will bring millions of pounds of investment into Oldham, as well as creating new jobs and opportunities for communities across the town to thrive and prosper.

“In being selected, we demonstrated a thorough understanding of the ambition and scale of Oldham’s regeneration plans, along with our capability and track-record to deliver.

“As a business, we’re all about placemaking. We create kinder places in our towns and cities that focus on quality, community and sustainability. It’s regeneration with people at its heart.”

We’re at the start of our journey with the council and we’re very much looking forward to getting out in the community as soon as we’re able, as we build a brighter future for Oldham, together.”

As well as the new homes, a ‘Creating a Better Place’ plan will transform Oldham with an expected overall investment  of more than £285 million and the creation of over 1,000 new jobs and 100 apprenticeship opportunities.

Councillor Shah concludes: “I’m thrilled that we are forging ahead with these game-changing plans to create a town centre for future generations to live in, work in and enjoy – and I’m also so pleased that Muse, headed up by a passionate Oldhamer, will be our partner.”


Picture: Muse will be Oldham Council’s development partner in a scheme to develop a new neighbourhood with 2,000 homes.

Article written by Cathryn Ellis
02nd August 2023


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