Salford’s deputy city mayor welcomes first resident at new Ordsall development

Salford’s deputy city mayor Cllr Tracy Kelly has visited the first phase of a new affordable housing development in Ordsall, Salford.

Delivered by Great Places Housing Group and Dérive and built by Watson Homes, the new development will provide a mix of 43 two- and three-bedroom houses and one and two-bedroom cottage flats.

The new homes, which will be made available for affordable and social rent, are scheduled to be complete this October.

Matthew Harrison, chief executive of Great Places said: “We’re delighted to welcome the Deputy City Mayor to Jane Street. This is an excellent example of truly affordable social housing, providing much needed quality homes for people with a local connection.

“Great Places is totally committed to creating great homes that create great communities and Jane Street will do just that.”

Cllr Kelly, who is also Salford City Council’s lead member for housing and neighbourhoods, was joined by Harrison and Watson Homes’ Mark Watsons on site.

During her visit she welcomed Great Places customer Simon Kelsall, who is set to move into his new home once the development is finished.

Kelsall said: “I’m so proud and happy with my flat. It’s spacious and finished to a high standard – having a garden is an added bonus! There’s a nice community here already and I’m looking forward to the future in my new place. ”

Cllr Kelly, who is also a director of Dérive, said: “I’d like to thank Great Places and Watson Homes for working with Dérive to deliver these beautiful and much needed affordable new homes for local people.

“As 100% affordable housing for rent, Jane Street is a shining example of how we can address both the shortage of affordable housing in the city and the wider national housing crisis.”

Mike Watson, Director at Watson Homes, added: “At Watson Homes, it’s part of our fabric to help bring to life those developments that we feel will truly benefit local people.

“It’s been great to be part of this exciting build for Great Places, creating yet more affordable homes for local residents. We can’t wait to see this new community thrive over the coming years.”

Great Places Housing Group has 24,000 homes in over 30 local authority areas across the North West and Yorkshire.

Image: Mike Watson, director of Watson Homes; Cllr Tracy Kelly, deputy city mayor of Salford; Simon Kelsall, Great Places customer; and Great Places CEO Matt Harrison. Credit: Great Places

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