Pendleton plans underway as work beings on new homes
Published by Anonymous for IPB Communications in Housing
Local resident Monica Wilson has become the face of the hoardings and branding for the transformation of Pendleton in Salford.
A £430 million project that is set to transform neighbourhoods across Pendleton in Salford has got underway, with nearly 300 new homes on the way.
Salford City Mayor Ian Stewart joined local residents to launch Phase One of the Pendleton Together project, which will see 293 new homes built in the Cavell Way, South Clarendon and Athole Street areas.
The properties, which will represent an initial £40 million investment, are the first step in major plans to regenerate the area with around 1,500 new homes set to be built for sale and rent, new community facilities and the refurbishment of 1,250 Council-owned properties with new kitchens and bathrooms.
Mr Stewart said: “Today marks the beginning of a bright future for the people of Pendleton.
“We have spent years working with local people to develop these plans and everyone involved is delighted that work is finally underway.
“The 300 homes will help breathe new life to the area, and deliver much needed new properties for the community.”
Monica Wilson, a member of the residents steering group that has helped develop the plans for the area, added: “The people of Pendleton have waited years for investment like this.
“It’s great that the planning is now finally over and we can all see the hoardings up and shovels in the ground.”
The new homes will be a mixture of starter properties, apartments, and three and four bedroom family houses. More than 100 homes will be affordable homes for rent, with the remaining 183 for private sale.
Show homes for the development will be open for residents later this year.
The project to transform the area is being led by the Pendleton Together consortium, which includes social landlord Together Housing Group and building and regeneration specialist Keepmoat.
Tom Miskell, Group Chief Executive of Together Housing Group, which is leading the consortium, said: “We’re thrilled to be on the ground and building new homes in Pendleton.
“The properties will help attract more people and investment to this part of Salford and will provide homes to replace those being demolished as part of the regeneration.
“All the homes will be built to high standards, with the latest environmental and energy saving features. There will be a good mix of affordable homes to rent and buy, to make sure there is something for everyone.”
Work on the refurbishment of Council-owned homes is expected to begin in the summer, with Pendleton Together and Salford Council in on-going discussions with the Government over funding.