ForHousing starts work on £4.9 million social housing scheme in Salford

A housing association is building 39 social rent homes in Eccles, Salford, in a development worth £4.9 million.

ForHousing, part of the North West’s ForViva Group, is delivering the homes on Boardman Street to help meet the housing needs of low-income families.

Designed by Grays Architecture, the development will be made up of 33 one-bedroom and six two-bedroom apartments.

“Our goal is always to provide quality homes so tenants can create thriving communities where people want to live,” said Henry Terefenko, ForHousing’s chief executive.

“There is a shortage of truly affordable homes for people on the lowest incomes so we know that this scheme will have a massive impact in improving people’s lives. We’re proud to be starting work on this development, which will create more possibilities for more people.”

Salford City Council is supporting the development. So too is Homes England, which contributed £2.7 million of funding towards the scheme.

“This supports Salford’s plan to provide more affordable homes for Salford residents,” said Councillor Tracy Kelly, the council’s lead member for housing and neighbourhoods. “There is a particular shortage of one-bedroom properties so this scheme is particularly welcome.”

Completion of the scheme is planned for Spring 2021.

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Main Image: (Left to right) Nigel Sedman, Henry Terefenko, Councillor Tracy Kelly, and Martyn Hague.

 

 

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