A new social housing development at the site of a former Trafford pub has officially opened its doors.
Residents are now moving into their new homes at Wynt View on Manchester Road in Partington, which was once the Greyhound Pub.
The three-storey apartment block comprises 24 two-bedroom homes, which have all been let for social housing rent to people on the Trafford housing register.
The site has been vacant for almost 30 years after last orders were called at the pub in 1995, and it was later demolished.
Housing association Salix Homes worked alongside contractors Whitfield and Brown to transform the derelict site.
Liam Turner, Executive Director of Assets, Growth and Development at Salix Homes, said: “At Salix Homes, we’re committed to delivering more desperately needed social housing to help tackle the housing crisis, so it’s a proud moment to see the residents at Wynt View settled and making memories in their new homes.
“At a time when social housing is in such short supply, we’re delighted that this new development has created 24 modern, energy-efficient and high-quality homes for people on the social housing register.
“This is also a site that has stood derelict and been an eyesore in the Parington community for almost three decades, so we hope the local residents are also relieved to see it finally occupied and given a new lease of life.”
The new development overlooks a historic stretch of cobbled road, which was formerly known as the ‘Wynts’.
It’s the first new-build development Salford-based Salix Homes has built outside of Salford, where it currently owns 8,000 properties.
A spokesperson for Trafford Council said: “The housing crisis is making it harder and harder for people to get themselves on the property ladder, both in Trafford and the rest of the UK.
“We are desperately in need of more social housing and this scheme in Partington will provide 24 new, good quality homes at an affordable rate. Trafford Council is committed to working with housing associations to provide more quality and affordable homes across the borough.”
Jon Murphy, Operations Director at Whitfield and Brown, added: “We are delighted to have worked with Salix Homes to deliver these much-needed, high quality homes to support the local community in Partington. At Whitfield and Brown, we are always pleased to be a part of projects like this that will have a lasting impact for generations to come.”
The Wynt View development has been partially funded by a £1.6million grant from Homes England.
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