Bury Council Properties are Not Fit for Purpose

A Not  For Profit Company that helps homeless Military Veterans wishes to acquire  and develop 11 properties owned by Bury Council  it says are not fit for purpose and are an eye sore.

The company behind the recent transformation of a former derelict and vandalised care  home in Hilton Lane, Prestwich is to submit proposals to totally transform 11 poor quality Properties owned  by Bury Council and managed by Six Town Housing.

Step Forward Homes (www.stepforwardhomes.co.uk) is a leading not for Profit Company dedicated to providing affordable to Homes Military Veterans and Emergency Service personnel and recently undertook a multi million pound renovation of Leon House in Hilton Lane ,Prestwich.

Gary Metcalf spokesperson for Step Forward Homes  said  “We acquired the property in ‘Hilton Lane’ Prestwich when it was an eye sore, a totally derelict and vandalised building in 2017. Since then it has seen a multi -million pound renovation to transform it into Leon House an award winning CQC Registered Support Centre offering a range of much needed services to Military Veterans and Emergency Service Personnel from the local area. The Leon House Facility was officially opened by the Duke Of Westminster in June 2019 and its services have  helped hundreds of local people over the last couple of years”

Working with the Community Self Build Agency and Military Charities  the organisation now wishes to develop the 11 run down council properties and transform them into New Energy Efficient Affordable Homes for local people.

All current council tenants will be offered the properties once completed and the development will create an additional number of new properties that will be made available to local Military Veterans and local homeless people.

Uniquely the proposed scheme not only provides New Affordable Homes but future Tenants get opportunities for employment and training by working on the Homes themselves

Step Forward Homes will be consulting with local tenants and presenting a proposal to Bury Council in the coming weeks.

For further details contact


Tel 01565 648287