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25 Nov 2021

Event held at site of Embassy Village homelessness project

We were proud to host Sid Williams of #Embassy last Tuesday evening, alongside Mayor Andy Burnham, to our site at Castlefield Arches which is planned to be the new home for the transformative Embassy Village homelessness project.

The event was held to show supporters and interested parties the scale and size of the location, comprised of 22 arches owned by the Peel L&P, which secured planning approval a few months ago.

The community hub will provide 40 brand new contemporary spaces, providing homes for previously homeless men in a safe, welcoming environment. Embassy Charity will offer the chance for residents to have a ’practice run’ at renting and managing a home, equipping them with the skills and knowledge to enable them to get back on their feet.

We are truly humbled by the amount of support this project has received to date, with over 25 businesses in Greater Manchester showing the real benefits of business collaboration from both the private and public sectors. We would like to thank each and every one of those parties who have supported so far.

James Whittaker, Executive Development Director for Peel L&P, said: “Given the amount of support shown to date the team is confident in securing the funding to proceed to the procurement phases. The project will transform people’s lives and we hope it can act as an exemplary initiative scheme that can be repeated in other cities in the UK and beyond.”

To read more about the plans for Embassy Village and the businesses who have supported it, visit:

Photo credit: Rachael Silvester

Greater Manchester Combined Authority | James Whittaker | Vanessa Haworth #EmbassyVillage