The regeneration of Pendleton is about more than building new homes and refurbishing existing council-owned homes
It’s also about making long lasting improvements to a community that will create a welcoming and safe place for people to enjoy.
A number of community initiatives, including Pendleton Co-op and Timebank, are in place to provide opportunities for local people to volunteer their time or access funding to support local groups, new enterprise and learn new skills.
We are already working closely with local schools, Salford Arts Theatre and Salford University to develop opportunities for local children.
Already we are making a difference. We have been able to help Salford Arts Theatre by carrying out essential repairs and maintenance work.
The old, inefficient heating system has been replaced with a brand-new one which will keep the theatre warm during the winter and help them save money on their fuel bills.
The building was no longer water-tight so we have repaired the roof. The entrance and lobby area has been renovated with large glass walls to bring in lots of natural light as well a new ceiling and flooring fitted. Outside we will be creating a garden area with tables and chairs so visitors can enjoy the interval in the open-air during the summer months.
The theatre is at the heart of Pendleton and so this work is important for a facility that has given pleasure and opportunities to so many people. We are proud to have the job of transforming the theatre.