Step Places builds new communities and revitalises neighbourhoods, always putting people first. Founded in 2008, originally under the name First Step Group, the business has evolved to become an award winning developer with a growing portfolio of residential and mixed use schemes.

Step Places’ core philosophy is to create places which are focused on people. Its starting point is to think creatively and collectively. This means that Step Places is passionate about its products and its people. The Step Places team and consultants advising it on its regeneration projects aspire to inspire, focusing on quality and innovation; harnessing nature and utilising cutting-edge technology.

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Southway Housing Trust is a committed and forward thinking, not-for-profit, local housing company based in South Manchester. Southway is passionate about providing excellent homes and outstanding customer care. It was established in 2007 in South Manchester where it owns 5,880 properties. All Southway homes exceed Decent Homes Standard, and its core landlord services excel in performance and tenant satisfaction ratings. Southway annually spends up to £25m to invest in its local communities. Its current development programme will deliver 881 homes up to 2022, with grant funding for 581 homes.


Southway has an experienced Development Team with a track record in delivering new social investment, including employment and training initiatives. It also has a dedicated Age Friendly team to meet the diverse needs of its local communities. Southway has a strong financial standing, with an excellent governance and viability rating, with new loan facilities secured for the future. Southway plays a key role in its communities and already reaches out to local groups working with local stakeholders and community groups. Southway is proud of all the work it does in its neighbourhoods.


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