City West Housing Trust

Former rugby stadium converted into 103 homes

Housing association City West Housing Trust has completed a 103-home development on the site of the former Salford Reds rugby ground.

The Willows development in Weaste, Salford, has transformed the derelict former stadium of Salford Reds rugby league club into new family houses, apartments and bungalows.

The £11m regeneration scheme includes 81 homes for affordable rent and 22 properties available for shared ownership.

Contractor Watson Homes worked on the development alongside Grays Architecture.

Former Salford Reds rugby ground regeneration completed
The opening of The Willows development

City West Housing Trust – part of the ForViva Group – secured £2.75m of funding from the Homes and Communities Agency to support the development, which began in September 2015.

Colette McKune, group deputy chief executive at ForViva, said: “We are delighted to have welcomed families into their new homes and to be marking the completion of this project, which has helped transform a derelict and challenging site into a thriving community.

“At a time when demand for affordable homes outstrips supply in Salford, bringing forward new developments like the Willows that help meet local people’s housing needs is a top priority for ForViva.”

City West Housing Trust will be delivering 780 new properties on sites across Salford by 2018 as part of ForViva’s plans to build 1,200 properties across the North West of England.

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