Section: Housing Provision

First Council-built homes for more than 7 years completed in north Manchester

Posted 25.02.19
Manchester City Council: Article link

40 new affordable council homes in north Manchester have now been handed over to tenants,

The 2-bed homes, located across six sites across north Manchester, will be managed by the Council's housing management organisation, Northwards Housing.

The City Council has also purchased 20 new, high-quality family homes in partnership in north Manchester, that will support people onto the property ladder through affordable shared-ownership.

The next phase of the North Manchester new homes project will be announced later this year and will include a further 150 new homes.

These affordable homes projects represent the first phase of an ambitious housing investment programme that will see 6,400 genuinely affordable homes built up to 2025.

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£40 million secured for regeneration of north west Glasgow

Posted 13.02.19
Queens Cross HA: Article link

Queens Cross Housing Association has secured £40 million funding from M&G Investments for ambitious plans to transform the Hamiltonhill area of Glasgow into a new urban 'suburb'.

Queens Cross is to build 300 affordable homes for rent on the site just north of the City Centre. This will be complemented with a further 300 new build homes for sale.

As part of the development this investment will deliver new park and green space along with community and commercial developments that will transform long-term vacant and derelict land.

The association is currently in discussion with a range of developers to progress the project.

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Salix Homes to feature in new TV documentary on housing crisis

Posted 06.02.19
Salix Homes: Article link

Salix Homes is to feature in a new BBC One daytime series, shining a spotlight on Britain's empty homes crisis.

In the five part series, Matt Allwright goes on a journey to seek out the UK's empty homes, on a mission to help pair them with people who desperately need somewhere to live and change their lives for the better.

Salix Homes' projects featured in the series include the former Star Inn pub in Eccles, which has stood empty since last orders were called in 2015, but has now been converted into six apartments.

Also under the spotlight are the:

The series, called The Empty Housing Scandal, airs on Monday, 11 February on BBC One at 9.15am. The five episodes will run each morning for the entire week.


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