Development and investment

Development timeline


We’re building new homes in Salford and beyond, which includes social and affordable housing, and we’re working hard to deliver new homes that are high-quality, sustainable and energy efficient.

In addition to building new homes, we‘re also continuing to invest in our existing housing stock and developing an enhanced Salix Homes property standard, in line with the Government’s Decent Homes standard, to ensure our homes are safer, cleaner and greener.

Read on below to follow our journey of development and investment in our neighbourhoods and communities, and download our guide, The Story So Far, for the full details.

The Story So Far...

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Salix Homes Diamond House office

A 'historic day for Salford'

The Salix Homes that we are today was established in March 2015 when our residents voted for us to take over ownership of their homes from Salford City Council, as part of a stock transfer – a move that unlocked millions of pounds worth of investment and marked a historic moment for social housing in Salford. Read more...

- Transformation for tower block trio
- The Boxing day floods

The new Poets homes

Poets: no ordinary new-build scheme

In 2016, work began on this ambitious project that was delivered in phases in order to minimise disruption to residents. It’s been a major redevelopment scheme, delivering 160 new homes, and as also Salix Homes’ first new-build development. Read more...

- Major makeover for Ailsa House


Empty buildings brought back to life

With more than 6,000 people on the housing waiting list in Salford, Salix Homes has been tackling the housing crisis by bringing empty buildings back into use as housing. Read more...

- The Hive creates a buzz

Alexander Gardens - New homes for doctors and nurses

New homes for doctors and nurses

In 2018, we launched Alexander Gardens – a flagship development providing affordable homes for doctors, nurses and other clinical staff who work at Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust.

Salix Homes spent more than £2million converting the building into 26 modern, one and two-bedroom apartments. Read more...

Joan Lestor House

Derelict women's refuge transformed into social housing

In autumn 2019, we opened Joan Lestor House after buying the derelict site in 2017 and transforming it into nine contemporary, one and two bedroom apartments for social housing rent. Read more...

Fitzwarren Court

New lease of life for tower block once earmarked for demolition

For many years, there was a question mark over the future of Fitzwarren Court in Salford, which had originally been earmarked for demolition as part of a wider regeneration of the area. The demolition plans were halted in 2016 when Salix Homes secured funding to modernise the block. Read more...

Artifex new homes development

Building a safer future

Since the Grenfell Tower tragedy, Salix Homes has been leading the way on building safety - raising safety standards within our properties, advising government bodies on future recommendations and piloting and implementing the reforms in the Building Safety Act. Read more...

- Introducing Willo Homes - our new affordable home ownership brand
- Canon Green Court campus and Artifex scheme

Wynt View in Partington

Former pub site transformed into social housing

In autumn 2023, we were proud to welcome the first residents to our new Wynt View development – our first new-build scheme outside of Salford. The empty site in Partington, Trafford, was once home to a pub, but had stood vacant for 30 years before we built a three-storey apartment block, comprising 24 two-bedroom homes, which have all been let for social housing rent. Read more...

- Refinancing package secures our future
- Green transformation for tower blocks

First new resident at Greenhaus receives her keys

Cleaner, greener, affordable homes delivered at Greenhaus

In March 2024, we welcomed the first residents to Greenhaus - the largest Passivhaus, affordable development in the North West, which has delivered 96 highly-sustainable homes to Chapel Street in Salford.

With the leading low-energy design standard, we've provided social and affordable homes which offer high thermal comfort and improved air quality, enabling a healthier living environment as well as lower bills. Read more...

- Delivering a new 'Neighbourhood'

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