The deputy city mayor of Salford and lead member for Housing and Neighbourhoods has visited the first phase of a new affordable housing development in Salford.
Great Places says the new development – delivered alongside Dérive and built by Watson Homes – will eventually provide a “much needed” mix of 43 two- and three-bed houses and one- and two-bed cottage flats for affordable and social rent.
Commenting on the Salford development, 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.”
During her visit, the deputy city mayor welcomed Great Places’ customer Simon Kelsall to his new home.
Commenting on his moving-in, 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.”
“Much needed affordable homes”
The deputy city mayor, 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 a 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.”
The Jane Street development is scheduled for completion in October this year.
Main image: Salford Deputy City Mayor Tracy Kelly with representatives from Great Places, Watson Homes, and Dérive
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