Salix Home 2

Salix Homes and Step Places to deliver Salford neighbourhood

Dan Whelan

The housing association and developer have submitted a joint application for a 161-home project across two brownfield sites in Seedley.

The plots, previously occupied by terraced houses which were demolished in 2008, total 3.8 acres and are located off Kara Street and Liverpool Street.

Site A covers 2.1 acres and will accommodate both houses and apartments and site B, at 1.75 acres, will be centred around two blocks of back-to-back terraced houses.

Of the 161 homes, 115 will be houses alongside 46 apartments.

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The houses are a mix of one-, three- and four-bedroom offers with 45 units being brought forward as affordable while the flats are a mix of one- and two-bedrooms, all of which are available on affordable initiatives.

NJL Consulting is acting as planner for the project, which will be known as The Neighbourhood, with BDP as architect.

Urban Green, BWB Consulting and SK Transport are also on the project team.

Willmott Dixon is currently on site at Salix Homes’ £23m Blackfriars Road project which will deliver 108 affordable homes across 11 storeys.

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Looks like moss side in the 60s

By J.baines

I lived on this ‘ Brownsite’ area, before it was pulled down after Salford Council sabotaged the area to get people out. Now 12 years on, they decide to put MORE unsightly ‘BOX’ type houses on it, that inevitably will be filled with low income outsiders who are already ruining the once GREAT Salford. All the council seem to care about is cheap DEVELOPMENTS & plotting them anywhere & everywhere. Maybe, they should put the money into better refuse collection, more bungalows for the elderly & workshops for the kids in the area with nothing to do. The whole area of Langworthy & Seedley is a mess, people dont know each other anymore. Kids running riot! How ANYONE would want to open a business here or invest in anything is incomprehensible. Salford council WAKE UP! You are destroying Salford & you know, most of these housing developments will be PULLED DOWN in about 15 years. You are relying on the workforce of Salford Quays to facilitate this area. But if they knew, what I know of the area, I wouldnt invest a penny!

By Pamela Russ

Pamela, from one Salfordian to another, Salford Council are by default ‘social cleansing’ these areas. A process which is needed if these areas are to stand any chance of ‘recovery’.
There are far to many people ‘economically inactive’ in pockets of areas of the City, this being one of them. We all know what social problems being ‘economically inactive’ brings.

By VOR

Pamela, everything you’ve said there is wrong. VOR you are spot on.

By Dan

Congratulations to Salix and Step Places for being so brave and imaginative with their design proposals. Too many so called regeneration schemes in Salford are populated by house builder stand house types or boxes, so to see such a striking proposal seeking to create a new urban form in an area that was previously characterised by the traditional street terrace should be applauded. With so many offered for affordable housing, this scheme should be welcomed and look forward to seeing more detail in due course

By Jackie

From the little I can see here, those houses look interesting. Floor to ceiling windows and the big roof deck, perfect for BBQ’s. Will be interesting to see inside. Disappointed with the apatment’s balconies though. Far too small and dark to be useful. Why do so few apartments in Manchester have decent sized balconies?

By EOD