Section: Refurbishment & Improvements

New lease of life for Salford tower once earmarked for demolition

Posted 12.01.21
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Residents at a Salford tower block are starting 2021 with a new-look home, thanks to a multi-million-pound refurbishment by Salix Homes.

The recently completed a £7.5 million improvement project at Fitzwarren Court in Pendleton has seen the high-rise building undergo a major facelift.

The 23-storey building had originally been earmarked for demolition as part of a wider regeneration of the area, but the plans were halted in 2016 when Salix Homes secured funding to modernise the block.

As part of the ambitious investment project, new kitchens, bathrooms, doors and windows have been fitted at all 135 apartments.

The communal areas, lobby and grounds have all been upgraded and a digital property intercom system has been installed enabling residents to contact Salix Homes via a portal to book repairs.

A sprinkler system and state-of-the-art fire alarm system have also been installed as part of a Safety Enhancement Programme.

A geo-thermal heating system has also been installed under the carpark, which has improved the thermal efficiency of the building. The ground-source heating system works by harnessing heat from underground, rather than burning fuel to generate heat.


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