THE developers of the Astley Point project have spoken of their delight at bringing the site "back to its former glory".

The £9m joint venture between Manchester property developer Salboy and Redwaters features a cutting-edge commercial hub and 28 new-build homes across the six-acre site.

The development includes 14 three-bedroom houses with master suite terraces and private gardens, plus two exclusive three-bed Penthouse apartments with terraces and their own private lift.

There are also eight two-bed apartments and four one-bed apartments, each with a balcony or terrace.

All homes are set around landscaped gardens and a large ornamental lake.

They are designed to an extremely high specification, with immaculate bathrooms and 'wow' open plan kitchens – fitted out with high quality NEFF appliances.

The site, in Higher Green Lane, was once home to the famous Rendezvous club – a popular destination with film, TV and football stars in the 1970s.

The development's striking central building has already welcomed The Point Astley – a relaxed café bar with alfresco terrace, as well as acclaimed restaurants Lizhi and Grand Holdi.

The Point café bar is owned by Australian Steve Simms, the former director of football at Salford rugby league club.

The 200-seat Grand Holdi restaurant is owned by Rukon Kamaly and uses special charcoal ovens that result in delicious food that is also has less fat than traditional Indian meals.

The Lizhi, owned by Peter Ny, is a 110-seat Chinese and Thai restaurant that has a huge £15,000 wooden Eastern Han dynasty war lord statue as the centre piece.

Meanwhile, there are also another two large commercial units still to be filled.

Simon Ismail, director at Salboy, said: "We are extremely proud of the Astley Point scheme. It offers luxury living in a rural setting, but is still easily commutable to Manchester city centre and surrounding towns.

"As the former site of the Rendezvous club, we understood the location's great importance and entertainment heritage and were keen to ensure that we delivered something back to the local community.

"Times have of course moved on. We know people want to enjoy great food and drink with friends and family in a more relaxed, upmarket environment these days. That is why the bar and restaurants we have introduced on site are of the highest quality and finish.

"The venue is already starting to become a new focal point for the local and surrounding communities and we are delighted to have brought the site back to its former glory.

"We expect to add a couple of additional commercial occupiers in the near future as well."