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New homes at former pub site taking shape

6 December, 2021

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.

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.

Gareth Hadfield, deputy managing director at Whitfield and Brown, said: “We are delighted to have been appointed as principal contractor of the Wynt View Apartments, on behalf of Salix Homes. The 24 apartments will deliver much needed, high-quality accommodation to local people and families. Being a locally based company, many of our employees and supply chain partners live within the local area so we are keen to play our part in continuing to provide quality and affordable housing solutions.”

Glenn Rowson, managing director at Bowsall Developments, added: “It has been a real pleasure working with the dedicated team at Salix Homes and we are looking forward to helping them deliver further much-needed affordable housing schemes across the region in the future.”

The development is expected to be complete next summer, and the homes will be available for people on the housing register via Trafford Homechoice.