Pendleton Together shortlisted for two awards
The £650million PFI Project in Salford has been shortlisted in the Outstanding Approach to Regeneration in the UK Housing Awards 2017 and also the RICS North West 2017 in the Regeneration category.
This unique partnership between Together Housing Group, Salford City Council and Keepmoat is changing the Salford landscape forever.
In just three years, our nine high-rise blocks have undergone a £75million transformation with a total of 1270 apartments and homes being refurbished, along with new infrastructure, parks and energy efficient heating ensure a low carbon future.
To address the area’s housing shortage, we’ve also built 227 properties new homes, with a further 66 planned for sale and 52 homes for affordable rent. The Together Housing Group investment will be almost £40m over this first phase of new build in the area.
However, this project is far more than bricks and mortar. Our employment and skills strategy has delivered £7M worth of Social Value. To date, 83 new apprentices have been taken on and more are planned. 328 new jobs have been created with a further 336 jobs safeguarded. Also, 149 work placements have been completed to date, 40 of these have gained employment on the project.
Steve Close, Chief Executive at Together Housing Group, said: “This unique partnership has made a huge improvement to the area through investment in housing, and the community and creating employment opportunities for local people. This is making a real difference to the economic prosperity of Pendleton and the region.
“The refurbishment project has been a fantastic success and tenants now have modern, secure and energy efficient homes to live in. The landscape has changed forever and we’re delighted to have the achievements of the partnership recognised.”
Tom Miskell OBE, Chairman of Pendleton Together Operating Limited, added: “A lot of people have done a lot of great things in order to ensure the success of the regeneration project in Pendleton and this achievement is testament to that.
“Pendleton is reaping the benefits of this unique partnership, between all the organisations and residents, without whose help none of this would have been possible.
“We’ll be keeping our fingers crossed as this is a hugely worthy project.”