Mount Skip Salford

Mount Skip homes completed

Social housing contractor Forrest has finished a £3.3m contract for City West Housing Trust in Salford, which saw the construction of 39 homes spread over three sites, including one-bedroom apartments, two-bedroom bungalows and family houses.

The 15-month project on a former residential site, which had been empty for a number of years, is part of City West Housing Trust's wider Salford regeneration programme.

It was the first new-build development that Forrest has carried out for the registered provider in the organisations' six years of collaboration.

The homes have been built to sustainability code level three under the Government's code for sustainable homes to minimise residents' energy consumption and emissions.

Neil Ashworth, head of new build at Forrest, said: "There is a significant lack of affordable housing in the North West and using vacant space is key to solving this problem. City West has developed an innovative solution to using the empty site to help plug the shortfall as part of their regeneration of Salford.

"Forrest has worked in partnership with City West Housing Trust for over six years. This project adds to our portfolio of successes, which have included hundreds of solar PV installations and refurbishment work to homes, helping regenerate the area for social housing customers.

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