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Benchill is about nine miles south of the city centre, east of the M56 motorway and south of Hollyhedge Road. There's good access to the airport; and the M56 leads straight to Princess Parkway, a major route into the city centre. See rehousing area map (pdf).

Living in Benchill

Most Benchill homes are very close to the Wythenshawe civic shopping centre, with its food hall and market. The centre also includes the Wythenshawe Forum; the place to come for leisure, learning and childcare. There's a swimming pool, gym, sports hall and fitness centre, health centre, children's nursery and job centre.

Homes in the north of the area close to local shops on Hollyhedge Road.

There are regular buses to the city centre, and plans to extend the Metrolink tram system through the area to the airport. There's a range of job opportunities at the airport, with 250 companies based there. The airport is keen to employ more local people as it grows.

Homes to rent in Benchill

There are around 1,470 homes rented out by not-for-profit landlords like housing associations and housing trusts. See homes here: street-by-street map.

Facilities in Benchill

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The graph shows the average availability of homes here. The higher the availability, the better your chances. But it depends on your rehousing priority too.

availability graph

graph key: blue boxSingles/Couples 16 to 40
Availability: low

graph key:orange boxSingles/Couples 40 to 60
Availability: low

graph key:green boxSingles/Couples over 60
Availability: low

graph key:pink boxFamily/adult groups 2 beds
Availability: extremely low

graph key:navy boxFamily/adult groups 3 beds
Availability: below average

graph key:red box Family/adult groups 4+ beds
Availability: extremely low

See availability in other parts of Wythenshawe