Salix Homes starts work on Partington site

Salix Homes is working with Bowsall Developments and contractor Whitfield and Brown to build new apartments at the site of the Greyhound pub in Partington.
The new Wynt View development in Partington is starting to take shape

A new social housing development at the site of a former pub, which closed its doors more than a quarter of a century ago, is now taking shape.

Housing association Salix Homes is working together with Salford-based developer Bowsall Developments and contractor Whitfield and Brown to build a new apartment block at the site of the former Greyhound pub in Partington on Manchester Road.

The three-storey development will comprise of 24 two-bedroom apartments, which will all be available for social housing rent.

The site has been vacant for more than 25 years after last orders were called at the pub in 1995, and it was later demolished.

The new development will be called Wynt View, as it overlooks a historic stretch of cobbled road, which was formerly known as the ‘Wynts’ and dates back to the early days of the town.

It’s the first new-build development Salford-based Salix Homes has built outside of Salford, where it currently owns 8,000 properties.

Terry McBride, development manager at Salix Homes, said: “We’re very proud to see the new homes taking shape at Wynt View and our aspirations for more social housing brought to life, particularly at a time of a housing crisis. The shortage of affordable and social housing across the UK is a very real and prominent issue and we desperately need more of the right types of homes that people can afford, so this development will bring 24, modern, high-quality homes to the social housing market at a time when there isn’t nearly enough social housing being built. This is a site that has been an eyesore in the community for more than two decades, so we hope the local community will also be relieved to see this empty site finally occupied and given a new lease of life.

“Salix Homes is committed to delivering more much-needed affordable housing, and while we have several developments in the pipeline in Salford, this is our first development outside of Salford, and cements our commitment to tackling the housing crisis across Greater Manchester.”

The Wynt View development has been partially funded thanks to a £1.6million grant from Homes England. The development is expected to be complete next summer, and the homes will be available for people on the housing register via Trafford Homechoice.

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