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Salford towers to get Seddon overhaul

19 Dec 13 Social housing landlord Salix Homes has brought in Seddon to carry out a £5m housing improvement programme for 214 homes in Higher Broughton, Salford.

The Oakhill Court tower block is one of three to be refurbished and re-clad
The Oakhill Court tower block is one of three to be refurbished and re-clad

Tower blocks Oakhill Court, Cheshill Court and Ascot Court will all be refurbished to improve their thermal efficiency.

Improvement works at the high-storey blocks include external wall insulation and re-cladding. Some of the properties will also be rewired and fitted with new kitchens, bathrooms and windows.

Residents will remain in their homes during the work, which is expected to be completed by summer 2014.

Seddon national operations manager John Lancaster said: “The work we are doing makes a real difference to people’s lives. It is particularly pleasing that we are also able to offer valuable training opportunities for local people to build careers with us through the programme.”

Earlier this year Salix Homes was named by Salford Council as the chosen landlord to take ownership of the 8,500 council homes in Salford it currently manages in a proposed stock transfer.

This latest regeneration work forms part of a wider multi-million pound home improvement programme across Salford and Salix Homes is promising to invest a further £700m over the next 30 years if the stock transfer goes ahead.

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