Housing and regeneration specialist Galliford Try Partnerships is set to begin the first phase of the development of 161 homes in Swinton later this month.
In the first two phases of a four-phase construction, 60 properties will be demolished and 70 homes built, along with improvements to the street scene and environment on the Beechfarm Estate, also known as the Poets Estate.
Galliford Try Partnerships has been contracted to create new affordable and rented properties for housing provider Salix Homes. This development is the housing association’s first house building project since becoming a stand-alone registered housing provider last year.
Salix Homes has been working with the Poets Estate Steering Group, which is made up of residents, councillors and representatives from the social housing provider, to develop proposals for an area of the estate where several properties are affected by historic issues.
The steering group voted in favour of redevelopment and as part of the proposals, the scheme will see 146 affected properties demolished and replaced with 161 new homes.
The affected homes on the estate are located on Blantyre Street, Shakespeare Road, Stevenson Road, Tennyson Road, Kingsley Road and Wordsworth Road.
Of the new homes, 120 will be prioritised for the current tenants whose properties are affected. The remaining 41 will be for sale or shared ownership.
The whole of the scheme is expected to be completed by summer 2019.
Sue Sutton, executive director of operations at Salix Homes, said: “We have worked very closely with the community throughout this process and we appreciate this has been a long process for everyone involved, but we will continue to keep residents involved every step of the way as we begin work on the ground soon – breathing new life into this vibrant community.”