Housing association Your Housing Group has launched Hive, a new development arm for private rented sector homes, and has started on site with its first scheme in Church Street, Warrington.
The £12m development of 106 family homes near the town centre is being delivered in partnership with Countryside Properties.
The scheme will consist of 24 two-bedroom and 24 three-bedroom houses, along with 58 two-bedroom apartments.
Residents at the site will have access to a response team for emergency repairs, an on-site handyman, and gardening, cleaning and ironing services.
The first properties are due to be completed this autumn.