The scheme launched in October 2019 with Mayor of Salford, Paul Dennett cutting the ribbon alongside Lee Sugden, chief executive of Salix Homes and some of the new residents. This is providing some of the first new social housing in Salford for several years and brings an empty building, that was a target for ASB, back into use.
Lee Sugden, chief executive at Salix Homes, said: “With the lack of social housing being a prominent issue across the whole of the UK, we’re very proud to officially open our fantastic new social housing development, which is providing nine, modern new homes for people in housing need.
“With 6,000 people on the housing register in Salford alone, not only have we provided a roof over the head of those that need it most, but we’ve also given a new lease of life to this once-abandoned building, which had become a real blight in the community.
“Salix Homes is passionate about delivering more social housing in Salford to help tackle the housing crisis, so the official opening of Joan Lestor House marks a very proud moment for us and we hope the residents will be very happy in their new homes.”
Lee Sugden, chief executive at Salix Homes