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BBC presenter lights up celebrations

Pendleton Together LED LightsBBC Radio Manchester presenter Becky Want led the celebrations on the comple-tion of the £75million refurbishment project in Pendleton.

As part of the £650million Pendleton Together PFI project, 1270 properties have un-dergone a radical £75million refurbishment programme.

This has included each property getting a new bathroom, kitchen, heating systems, a rewire and new insulation.

And as that phase of the project draws to a close, we held a special Christmas party to celebrate the positive impact the huge investment with our tenants.

Our tenants lit the Christmas tree in Pendleton Together HQ in Brotherton House, where refreshments were served and seasonal games were played to mark the oc-casion.

There was also a special performance by BBC Philharmonic Orchestra harpist Elea-nor Hudson who put on a special performance of festive music.

Amanda Garrard, Together Housing Group Director of Neighbourhoods, said: “In just three years, we have radically changed the Salford skyline forever and improved the homes for current and future tenants.

“Our homes are now stylish, modern, energy efficient and secure and have become a major part of the transformation in the city.

“The refurbishment programme, as well as our new-build developments and the huge investments into infrastructure, facilities and community projects, is creating a legacy that will last for generations.

“We’re delighted that we have been able to deliver real community regeneration and will continue for the years to come.”

Pendleton Together Christmas CelebrationFrank Mondino, area director for Keepmoat in the North West, said: “The residents of Pendleton were central to this entire regeneration project.

“Working with our partners, the aim was to improve the lives of existing residents, while creating new and vibrant neighbourhoods where people can live and thrive. This was the perfect celebration to mark a major milestone for the city.”

“The project has brought a great amount of training and employment opportunities to the local area, and these jobs will now be safeguarded and maintained through various upcoming works to ensure the properties and surrounding areas are well preserved. “

City Mayor Paul Dennett added: “The scale of regeneration has been phenomenal and was only possible thanks to the community working together with partners.

“I'm proud of all the hard work the community put in right from the start. It will make such a positive difference to peoples' lives now and future generations and it's a long time coming but it's time to celebrate all we have achieved together.”

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