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Ageing Salford apartment block gets major facelift

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Ageing Salford apartment block gets major facelift

An ageing apartment block in the heart of Salford has been given a much-needed facelift.

Salix Homes has worked alongside partner contractor Emanuel Whittaker to transform Carmel Avenue in Ordsall.

Externally, the block, which houses 12 apartments, has been given a new lease of life with new windows, gutters and fascias, replacement fencing and freshly painted panels.

Internally the once-tired communal areas have been given a major makeover, with new flooring and decorating, plus new front doors for all the apartments.

Sue Sutton, executive director of operations at Salix Homes, said: “Carmel Avenue now looks fantastic following its recent makeover. The block was beginning to look a little tired and dated, but for a relatively modest investment we have been able to deliver a complete transformation in how it looks.

"It’s really changed the appearance for those who live here and we hope the residents can enjoy living in new and improved homes that they can be proud of.”

The work was part of a wider £300,000 improvement project to 174 homes in the area, which also includes Brighton Court and Croyden Court.

John Millward, site manager for Emanuel Whittaker, said “We have enjoyed working with the residents at Carmel Avenue on another successful scheme with Salix Homes.

“The project involved renewing the roof, windows, apartment doors and communal doors as well as decorating and flooring the communal areas. These works have greatly enhanced the appearance of the place, making it an inviting and welcoming place for residents and their visitors”.

By 2020, Salix Homes will have invested £75million into improving homes and communites in Salford, since tenants voted to transfer ownership of their homes from Salford Council to Salix Homes as a stand-alone housing association in 2015.

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