Marley Eternit’s Edgemere tiles have been specified on an award-winning £15 million social housing development that has transformed a derelict site on the edge of Oldham’s town Centre.
The St Mary’s housing development, delivered by Contour Homes (part of the Symphony Housing Group) and Oldham Council, has been built on a site that had been empty for more than a decade following the demolition of flats. The new development includes 41 shared ownership and 52 social rent properties from two to five bedrooms, designed by local architects Nicol Thomas.
Nicol Thomas chose Marley Eternit’s Edgemere tiles for aesthetic reasons, as they give a sleek slate like effect to complement the distinctive design of the properties. With four of the properties being built to the Code for Sustainable Homes level 6, the environmental credentials of the Edgemere tile helped the developers to achieve extra credits for materials.