Contractor Wates Construction has started work on a residential project involving the redevelopment of two former school sites on behalf of the council.
The project is for Incrementum Housing Development Company, a delivery vehicle set up by Warrington Council to deliver housing across the town.
The scheme will see 92 homes built on the site of the former Sycamore Community Primary School in Sycamore Lane, Great Sankey, and a further 69 on the site of the former Foxwood School on Chatfield Drive in Birchwood, Warrington.
The two sites are the first to be developed by Incrementum as part of its emerging build-to-rent strategy, and government agency Homes England is providing construction funding to help deliver the scheme.
The properties comprise a mix of two- and three-bedroom houses and one- and two-bedroom apartments and will be made available on a mix of tenures including private and affordable rent.
They will be heated through a community ground source heat pump network, and roof-mounted solar panels will provide electricity for tenants.