The third phase of a £1.91 million regeneration project to build more than 100 new homes in Pendleton has been approved.
The go-ahead for the plans put forward by Lovell Partnerships and the Together Housing Group was announced by Salford Council at yesterday’s property and regeneration briefing.
The ambitious project aims to build a further 127 energy-efficient homes in the area, fitted with high efficiency gas boilers, LED lighting and solar panels on the roof to lower energy usage and reduce energy bills.
Tracey Kelly, lead member of housing and Deputy Mayor, said: “This is the much-anticipated next phase of the regeneration scheme for the area to provide more family homes for local people.”
She said the transformation and extra homes were much needed and would, ultimately, help to create new jobs and opportunities such as apprenticeships when the work begins later this year.
According to the council, the aim for these newly built communities is to put an emphasis on high-quality public spaces.
This will come in the form of the introduction of nearly 30 street trees, 15 new allotment areas and the development of both cycling and walking routes along Liverpool Street and through Amersham Park, connecting the smaller communities to the likes of the city’s centre and Salford Quays.
The housing project will also cater for families of all shapes and positions, whether that be physically or financially.
Four of the newly built houses will be designed with wheelchair users in mind and 17 will be affordable for those on social rent.
Cllr Kelly explained: “So far the regeneration of the area has seen 344 new family homes and apartments built – with 35 per cent of all properties being affordable at social rent. Throughout the whole process we have worked with the community and I’m pleased to see the strong emphasis on public space in the latest plans.”
The £1.91 million joint venture between the Together Housing Group and Lovell is set to be one of the largest residential regeneration projects that Salford or Greater Manchester has ever seen, with a planned start-on-site date scheduled for before summer this year.
The council hopes to make a further announcement on the next stage of the redevelopment project in the near future, alongside proposals to deliver a construct a new leisure facility in Pendleton’s centre, once funding has been secured.