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City Mayor breaks ground on £6million development

Kingsley CourtCity Mayor Paul Dennett was the guest of honour as work began on the £6million Kingsley Court development.

They were joined by guests from Pendleton Together, developers Keepmoat and Salford City Council.

A total of 52 properties will be built, 42 off Greythorpe Walk and the other sites on Nursery Street and Kiwi Street. It’s part of the £650m Pendleton Together project that is currently transforming the area and will be made available for affordable rent.

The new homes will consist of six four-bed/ three-storey houses, 28 three-bed/two-storey houses and 18 two-bed/four-person two-storey houses.

They are all built to Code for Sustainable Homes Level 4 with secure rear gardens and dedicated parking either within the boundary or on-street.

As part of the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework, Salford will be building thousands of new homes over the coming years.

Council leaders say that it’s vitally important that the houses built in Salford are affordable for local residents, good quality and provide a mixture of housing to suit all residents’ needs.

The development will compliment the new developments at Amersham, the South Clarendon Park and play area, and is expected to be completed on site by October 2017.

Amanda Garrard, Together Housing Group Director of Neighbourhoods, said: “We’re continuing to improve our housing offer in Pendleton, and these new houses will give more families the chance to live in fantastic homes.

“Quality housing is at the top of the agenda, and we’re delighted to be at the forefront of changing the landscape in Salford forever.”

Salford City Mayor Paul Dennett said: “The regeneration of Pendleton is being totally transformed with new homes, parks and leisure facilities. Local people are also benefitting from new jobs, apprenticeships and work placements.

“It is fantastic to see the whole process first hand which is making a positive difference for the local community.”

Councillor Paul Longshaw, Lead Member for Housing and Neighbourhoods at Salford City Council, said:  In Salford, we need 750 new low cost rented homes to meet the housing needs of people in our city.

“These 52 new homes will be a much needed contribution to tackling the housing situation. While they will be great, efficient to run and a good size – we need lots more.”

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