108 affordable homes to be built in Salford

Salford Council has yesterday (September 6) approved plans for the Canon Green Campus development on Canon Green Drive in Trinity.

As part of the £22.5m development, a brand new 11-storey apartment block will be built within the grounds of the site, comprising of 108 one and two-bedroom ‘affordable’ apartments.

The project will also see ageing tower block Canon Green Court modernised and neighbouring apartment block Westminster House undergoing an external facelift.

Salford Council were criticised in July after plans for 300 homes in Lower Broughton were approved, despite including no ‘affordable’ housing.

Lee Sugden, chief executive at Salix Homes, said: ‘We are delighted that Salford Council has given the green light for our Canon Green Campus development – this is a proud moment for Salix Homes.

‘At the time of a national housing crisis, this project will not only refurbish and modernise the homes of the existing residents, but it will also deliver desperately-needed new and affordable housing in Salford.

‘We have worked incredibly closely with the existing residents to develop these proposals and we are confident our plans will deliver the essential improvement work they have been calling for and help create, safe and modern homes we can all be proud of for generations to come.’

Kim Ebling, director at Corstorphine and Wright architects, added: ‘The redevelopment of Canon Green Court is a fantastic project for Corstorphine and Wright to be involved with and we are confident that the proposals will complement the wider regeneration in the area and create much-needed new homes that are fit for the future.’

Salix Homes, which owns more than 8,000 homes across Salford, will now appoint a contractor to carry out the project and it’s hoped that work will start on site later this year.


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