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ForHousing has overseen the completion of its 48-home net zero-carbon development in Eccles. Credit: via HoughBellis Communications

ForHousing completes £9m net zero carbon Eccles scheme

A 48-home development has been built on the site of the former Salford City Roosters clubhouse, off Hallsworth Road.

Homes England has provided £3.6m in external funding towards the £9m development which features a mix of 30 one- and two-bed apartments, 14 two- and three-bedroom houses, and four two-bed bungalows accessible for wheelchair users.

All the homes are available for social rent.

JDA Architects specially designed and adapted one of the bungalows for a pre-allocated tenant. Bridgestone Construction was the main contractor.

This scheme marks ForHousing’s first net zero-carbon approach to development to reduce running costs for tenants and improve SAP ratings.

These elements include the provision of air-source heat pumps and individual EV car chargers for each property

As part of the deal to acquire the site, a changing room facility for Salford City Roosters Rugby League Club has been developed, with match funding from Salford City Council and the Rugby World Cup.

Nigel Sedman, executive director of homes at ForHousing said: “We’re thrilled to see the completion of 48 homes at Hallsworth Road. This development marks a significant milestone in our ongoing mission to provide truly affordable social rent homes that are both sustainable and future-proof.

“By collaborating closely with Salford City Council, Salford City Roosters Rugby Club, and the local community, we’ve ensured that these eco-friendly, high-quality homes will make a lasting positive impact on the community.

“We are on the right track to achieving our goal of reducing carbon output in our homes, and we look forward to continuing our work to provide affordable, environmentally responsible homes where tenants feel safe and secure.”

As well as JDA Architects and Bridgestone, Mosaic Town Planning, Eddisons, Ensafe, Miranda Cowan Ecology, Curtins, Margaret Twigg, Landscape Architect, RKS, and NLG Ecology featured on the project team.

To view the plans for the development, search for application reference number 20/76662/FUL on Salford City Council’s planning portal.

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@Rory Sheehan: the funding was partially from the Rugby LEAGUE World Cup (2021) -nothing to do with the Union tournament.

By Wolfie

    Hi, this has been amended.

    By Rory Sheehan

Roosters? Weren’t they the City Reds at the Time? Or is this a different amatuer club


@MH City Reds now Red Devils are the professional club playing in the Super League, the Roosters are an amateur club.

By Mr Jones

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