Wiggett homes are delighted to present to you Oaklands Lodge. A development of just 12 luxury 1 and 2 bedroom apartments set within the historic and characterful Pendlebury Children’s hospital building. Boasting all the day to day conveniences you would expect from its excellent location, Oaklands Lodge takes full advantage from all Pendlebury, neighbouring Swinton and Manchester have to offer.
Combining the attention to detail and expert craftsmanship that Wiggett Homes brings to all its properties with the history and character of the existing building, these wonderful apartments have been designed to embrace the character of the Victorian Pendlebury Children’s hospital. Founded in 1829 as the first hospital in the UK to treat children only, what started as a small dispensary on Back King Street in Manchester city centre soon grew with demand and donations. With the purchase of 6 acres of land in 1868 at a cost of £450 per acre, the hospital, now the site of Oaklands Lodge, was built and completed in 1873. In fact, so successful was the design, the old canteen of the hospital once proudly displayed a letter from Florence Nightingale praising the structure of the building and requesting the details of its architect.
Yet is isn’t just history and character which this development boasts in abundance. Its excellent location means all the conveniences and amenities associated with living in such close proximity to one of the UK’s major cities are well within easy reach. Just a 15 minute drive into Manchester city centre, Oaklands Lodge is well placed to take advantage of its excellent motorway network connections with the A580, M60 and M602 all close by. Perfect for those of you who commute. Swinton Railway station is also just 5 minutes from home offering a regular direct service into Manchester Victoria. Manchester Airport is just 25 minutes away.
With Manchester on your doorstep, it’s easy to take advantage of all this vibrant city has to offer. Packed full of shopping, dining, entertainment and culture, perfect for an enjoyable weekend after a hard week at work. Browse the hundreds of shops offering everything from designer clothing to kitchenware. Perhaps stop off for lunch in one of the city’s many wonderful restaurants and cafes. Whether you want to relax in a tea room in the bohemian Northern Quarter or enjoy a cocktail in the cosmopolitan Spinningfields area you’ll be sure to find something to suit your taste.
For the true shopaholics amongst you, you’ll also be able to take advantage of the Trafford Centre. Just a short 20 minute drive from Oaklands Lodge, one of the North West’s biggest shopping destinations offers hundreds of shops including all the big brand names you would expect, as well as unrivalled entertainment facilities including a cinema, Laserquest, Aerial Extreme and numerous restaurants and eateries.
A little closer to home, you will find a supermarket superstore within a 5 minute drive from home. Ideal for making the weekly shop as easy as possible. Swinton Square is also just a short distance away. As a focal point for shopping in the local community you’ll find plenty of shops on offer here from independent stores to big high street brands.
If the great outdoors is more your scene, Silverdale Country Park is right on your doorstep. A largely open grassland landscape, this park boasts a wealth of wildlife. With its pools, plateaus, natural grasses, wild-flowers and young trees this park is an attractive home for many rare and endangered species of birds and beasts. Perfect for a quite Sunday afternoon stroll.
For fitness fanatics, Swinton and Pendlebury Leisure Centre is less than 10 minutes from Oaklands Lodge. Equipped with an 86 station gym, spin area, studio offering a variety of classes, multi-purpose sports hall and swimming pool, this is ideally located for those of you who wish to squeeze in a gym session before or after work.
Oaklands Lodge offers it all. Close proximity to a vibrant and exciting city centre, local conveniences and excellent transport connections. Complemented by the character of the beautiful building these apartments are situated within and the expertise which Wiggett Homes brings to all its homes, Oaklands Lodge is the perfect place to call home.