Manchester tower blocks to get multi-million pound makeover
Published by Max Salsbury for 24dash.com in Housing and also in Development
Four Manchester tower blocks are set to get a £7 million makeover from social landlord Northwards Housing.
The buildings, which are in the Collyhurst area of the city, will receive new windows, roof covering, structural repairs and external cladding.
Tenants are currently being consulted on whether they would like solar panels, what colour the external cladding will be and whether to enclose external balcony areas at the Humphries, Roach, Mossbrook and Vauxhall Court towers.
Paul Maidment, head of home improvements in Collyhurst, said: “Our tower blocks are fast becoming desirable places to live. This new investment will bring them into the 21st century – making them warmer and greener. With fuel poverty at an all-time high, this work will help bring tenants bills down.
“The work we are doing to bring disused bedsits back into operation will also help ease some of the demand we are seeing as a result of the Government’s benefits changes.”