Building work has begun on a new housing development near Backbarrow.

The 43-home estate, including one-bedroom flats and four-bedroom triplex homes, is set on the bank of the River Leven.

Called Ironworks, the houses are set to be completed from next spring, with show homes available to view in the new year.

The properties, being marketed by Savills, all contain natural oak timber flooring and floor-to-ceiling windows.

Ryan Blair, associate in the residential development sales team at Savills Manchester, said: “This is an incredibly long-awaited scheme within the area which has generated an incredible amount of interest since its launch last week."