This former school site became surplus to requirements on the opening of the new Blessed John Henry Newman Roman Catholic College on Broadway.

Located in an established residential area between Hulme Grammar School and Werneth Park, this 1.7ha cleared site is ready for development. St Augustine’s offers an ideal opportunity for a high quality residential scheme that can provide a range of sustainable family homes.

Award winning housing developer Linden Homes have built a 54 -home development on the site with a mix of high quality three and four-bedroom semi-detached and detached new homes.


Oldham Council’s successful £126m Building Schools for the Future and Academies programme has resulted in a number of former school sites becoming surplus to requirements.


Located at the junction of Chamber Road/Grange Avenue. In close proximity to the A62 providing access to both Oldham Town Centre and Manchester City Centre. The South Chadderton Metrolink Stop is 1km to the west.

Site size

1.7ha in total.

Site condition

Cleared site area includes former school and playgrounds.

Key land ownerships

Wholly owned by Oldham Council.


Residential scheme taking advantage of the existing established residential development and excellent transport links.


The site is unallocated in the Local Development Framework. The Council are preparing a Planning and Development Brief.

Regeneration aims and objectives

Promote the re-use of this large, attractive and well located site to provide a range of sustainable homes to make Oldham a better place to live.

Specific project objectives include:

  • Developing a site which became vacant in the summer of 2012.
  • Providing a range of sustainable residential properties that will help make Oldham a better place to live.

Former St Augustine’s Roman Catholic School Site.Former St Augustine’s Roman Catholic School Site.