Neighbourhood Salix Artists Impression

Deal finalised for Salford sites

Neil Tague

Housing association Salix Homes and partner developer Step Places have completed the purchase of two parcels of land in Seedley, enabling their 157-home project to advance.

Salford City Council signed off on the £3.2m disposal of the sites, which comprise a combined 3.8 acres, in May 2020 – the housing that previously occupied the sites was demolished in 2008.

The combined site will now be branded as Neighbourhood, billed as a 157-home eco-friendly scheme, 91 accounted for by social housing, affordable rent and shared ownership, with 66 offered for outright sale. There will be two-, three- and four-bedroomed homes.

The first site is bordered by Liverpool Street to the south and Alexander Street to the north, and the second is bounded by Kara Street to the south, Greenland Street to the north and is intersected by Harmsworth Street.

Sue Sutton, chief executive at Salix Homes, said: “The completion of the land sale marks the next major step in this ambitious housing development, which will bring 157 much-needed homes to the area and breathe new life into vacant, brownfield land that has stood empty for over a decade.

“Neighbourhood has been purposefully designed to combine innovative architecture and contemporary living to create a vibrant and aspirational community of modern, high-quality and energy efficient homes that will complement the wider regeneration taking place across the city.”

Design elements include rooftop gardens for some properties and a public green space at the centre of the scheme. All houses will have cycle storage and electric vehiclecharging points.

Harinder Dhaliwal, managing director at Step Places, said: “We are looking forward to creating a vibrant and sustainable community which, by design, allows its residents to be kinder to the environment.”

Salford Council will purchase 25 of the homes for social rent, while a further five properties will go to Inspiring Housing Community Land Trust for a community-led housing model.

The 32 affordable rent homes will be allocated via Salford Home Search, while the remaining properties will be available via Salix Homes’ affordable home ownership brand Willo Homes.

Work is to start later this year, with completion expected in 2023.

 

Salix Neighbourhood Site At Present

Previous housing was demolished in 2008 and the sites have been used as lawns since

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That “brownfield” land would make a wonderful small local park for locals to enjoy. Why does the council not buy it for the people of Salford? It would help to create a vibrant sustainable eco-friendly space and breath new life into the neighborhood; especially for the elderly and families with children.

By James Yates

Sustainable affordable community. Tick Tick Tick. Well done to all involved. Will be keeping a close eye on this.

By Matt Pickering

I notice that the photo shows only the part of the land that doesn’t contain the beautiful old trees that have taken years to establish and clean the air for the residents and children at the adjacent school. As part of the eco friendly plans will these majestic trees be felled?

By Natalie Hamer

What are you going to do with the beautiful established trees.I noticed today two of them have nest in .I hope you are doing the clearance in a enviromently friendly way.the houses near there are terraced so not a lot of greenery. Would be good if they could be kept in the area.

By Edwina Hendstock