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MetiNews.Com - New kitchens, bathrooms, doors and windows have been fitted in all 135 apartments, along with a brand-new apartment conversion added to the ground floor
Breaking News ! A Salford apartment block has been completely transformed following a multi-million-pound refurbishment Fitzwarren Court, which has been part of Salford's skyline since the 1970s, was due to be demolished less than five years ago before funds were secured to carry out extensive improvement work. New kitchens, bathrooms, doors and windows have been fitted in all 135 apartments, along with a brand-new apartment conversion added to the ground floor. The communal areas, lobby and grounds have all been upgraded, the exterior has been completely rendered, and a sprinkler system and state-of-the-art fire alarm system have also been installed. Read More Related Articles The pop-up clinic that has been helping Salford's homeless during the pandemic Read More Related Articles This bowling and social club has been at the centre of a Salford community for 118 years – now it's gone forever The 23-storey building's former blue and green facade is also now grey, green and orange - a design which was chosen by the residents themselves. Sue Sutton, chief executive at Salix Homes, the housing association that owns the apartment block, said: "For many years, residents at Fitzwarren Court have been in limbo about the future of their homes, so we’re delighted that our ambitious improvement and modernisation scheme is now complete, and residents can start the new year, and look forward to the future, in their new-look homes. Fitzwarren Court as it was before (Image: Salix Homes) "Our significant investment has given the building a new lease of life, complimenting the wider regeneration taking place in the Pendleton area, and ensuring this iconic building can stand proud on the Salford skyline for many years to come. "Salix Homes is committed to raising the bar of building safety in all our homes, having been instrumental in the development of the national Building Safety Charter and the Government’s draft Building Safety Bill.
A geo-thermal heating system has also been installed under the carpark and a digital property intercom system has been installed at the building, enabling residents to contact Salix Homes via a portal to book repairs. Salix Homes has been working alongside partner contractor Casey to complete the refurbishment programme, which has also included improvements to 10 terraced homes on the neighbouring Rosehill Close.
The grounds have been landscaped
(Image: Salix Homes)
Alan Taylor, director at Casey, added: "The Fitzwarren Court scheme has been fantastic to be part of and we have been so pleased to assist with improving the lives of those living in the Salford community by undertaking these works. "The project has transformed the appearance, practicality and sustainability of the block for many years to come. Whilst working on the scheme we have also been able to deliver new apprenticeships, work placements, job creation and assist with community projects, all of which will leave a lasting legacy within the Salford area."
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