New affordable homes transforming lives in Salford
The Radclyffe Park development has been a partnership between landlord ForHousing, developer LPC Living and Salford City Council.
The homes, which are available for affordable rent, are already improving the lives of local families, as well as providing vital key worker housing for Salford Royal Hospital.
Maria Caraus has recently moved into one of the new homes with her two children.
She said: “I’ve moved from a one bedroom, overcrowded flat to a beautiful new build three bedroom house that we can now call our home, with outside space and close to the park which is great.
“The location is perfect for us, much closer for me and my job and the children’s schools. My son is in his final year at high school, the location of our new home is perfect for colleges, and employment opportunities for him.”
A number of properties at the site are also available to refugees with professional medical experience that are training at Salford Royal Hospital as part of the Reache programme.
Last year, a number of Reache students were unable to continue their training because of travel and accommodation costs. ForHousing has been working in partnership with the hospital make sure students have access to more affordable homes.
Henry Terefenko, ForHousing Managing Director, said: “Ordsall is a popular location for commuters and young people, and the need for affordable homes there was growing. We are delighted to be able to deliver this, and know that we’re making a positive difference to the area.”
“At ForHousing, we’re committed to building high-quality affordable homes and creating possibilities for people to reach their full potential. Homes are the first steps on the journey to a better life.
“Partnership working with LPC Living and Salford City Council has been the key to bringing forward this development which will have a positive and lasting impact on the wider community.”
Radclyffe Park comprises a mix of one and two-bedroom apartments, and three-bedroom houses overlooking Ordsall Park and forms part of LPC Living’s award-winning development near Salford Quays.
ForHousing secured funding for the scheme from Homes England and has now taken over ownership and management of the development from LPC Living.
The architect for the development was Trafford-based MPSL Planning and Design. Construction was carried out by Manchester based Bridgestone Construction.
In the North West, ForHousing has developed more than 900 new homes to date with a further 540 set to be built by 2020.