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Celebrating new homes in Little Hulton

POSTED: 20/06/2024


Salford City Council’s Deputy Mayor and Lead Member for Housing and Anti-Poverty, Councillor Tracy Kelly has joined us at an event to mark the completion of its new development at Highfield Road in Little Hulton.

The £3.8 million scheme, which is part funded by Salford City Council, is made up of a mix of two and three bedroom houses for affordable rent along with a neighbouring supported housing scheme, designed specifically to meet the requirements of adults with learning disabilities.

The supported housing was developed working in close partnership with the council and provides a scheme of six supported homes in shared bungalows and two self-contained apartments, designed to strike a balance between the ability to provide bespoke care support for each resident, whilst promoting independent living.

Councillor Kelly was joined by our Chief Executive designate, Alison Dean, Executive Director of Growth, Helen Spencer, and members of the project team for a tour of the site and the new specialist scheme.

Commenting on the completion of the development Helen Spencer, our Executive Director of Growth, said:

Highfield Road is a great example of what can be achieved through partnership working providing a mix of much needed affordable homes and supported living.

The City Council identified the need for additional supported housing, and we have worked in partnership over several years to deliver this important new development. The new homes will promote independent living, with the ability to adapt care provision, future-proofing the building for its residents.

The people who will be moving in are currently living in alternative supported accommodation, some of them outside of Salford and away from their families. Our new homes at Highfield will enable people to live closer to friends and family in new homes which meet their support needs.

Councillor Tracy Kelly, Statutory Deputy City Mayor and Lead Member for Housing and Anti-Poverty at Salford City Council, added:

The completion of these new homes is fantastic news – I was delighted to be on site to see them. From the initial discussions to where we are today has taken a long time with many hurdles along the way and I would like to thank everybody involved for their hard work and determination.

Essentially these new homes mean that Salford people that had to be placed outside of the city can now move back home again. And back closer to their family and friends. It just warms my heart that we have been able to provide these important homes and make a huge difference to local families.

The site was acquired from Salford City Council and the scheme has been funded through Homes England, Greater Manchester Combined Authority, Salford City Council and Great Places.

The development has been built by P Casey & Co Ltd, who were procured through Great Places’ Innovation Chain North (ICN) framework. During the development, Casey and employer’s agent Markhams delivered over £59,000 of social value outcomes, including 3 new local jobs, 41 weeks of apprenticeships and work experience, and £2,500 donated to local community groups.