hattersley_estatesmallClient: Peak Valley Housing Association
Value: £35 million
Location: Tameside


The Hattersley Estate was originally built in the early 1960s to house residents from areas in Manchester that were undergoing large scale clearance programmes. The estate has suffered the familiar fate of large council estates – poverty, unemployment and a lack of opportunity for its residents.

Since the properties were transferred to Peak Valley Housing Association, Casey has undertaken a £35 million Decent Homes programme to 1200 properties.

Casey has shared Peak Valley Housing Association's objective of ensuring Local Labour and employment opportunities within the local economy and have supported a major training and local labour initiative on the estate.

Phil Corris, Managing Director at Peak Valley Housing Association commented "Peak Valley's contract with Casey stipulated that the company should use local labour wherever possible and 37% of the labour force live within a 6 mile radius of the estate".

Working collaboratively with the Hattersley Neighborhood Partnership, Casey recruited over 50 local people from the estate since the scheme started in 2006 and over 100 more from within a ten mile radius of the site. Over 90% received formal training including NVQ's up to level 3.