HOUSING association Salix Homes has revealed artist impressions for a £300,000 facelift at Ailsa House, near MediaCityUK in Salford.

They say the residential building, which houses 24 apartments on Langworthy Road, is ‘in desperate need of modernisation’.

Salix Homes, which owns 8,500 homes across central Salford, will work alongside Oldham-based building specialists Emanuel Whittaker to transform the apartment block as part of a wider £22m investment in social housing across Salford over the next two years.

Mark Foster, head of investment at Salix Homes, said the essential investment programme will ‘greatly improve the quality of life of our tenants’ and ‘complement the wider regeneration in Salford’.

The landmark building will undergo a dramatic makeover to give it a new look externally with new windows and doors fitted as well as modern glass balconies.

Subject to planning approval, the improvement work is expected to get underway in November and is due to be completed by next summer.

Ailsa House artists impressions
New vision: What the ageing residential block could look like after the transformation

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