Marked as a ground breaking council-led housing scheme, Longshaw Drive is one of the first sites to be delivered under Salford City Council’s adopted new model. The city council will build the homes directly, and on completion they will provide a range of options for the occupants.
The development is part of a 417 new council and community-owned homes with planning approval that form Salford’s largest council housing scheme for 50-years.
177 houses consisting 132 two, three and four-bed houses and 45 two and three-bed apartments for affordable rent, social rent and open market sale.
These homes will be of a high quality being built to high energy efficient, space and sustainability standards. In total, 92 of the homes will be transferred to Dérive RP – a registered provider being set up and part of the Dérive Group, the local housing company wholly owned by Salford City Council. The rest of the properties to be made available for the private rented sector or for sale.
Seddon in-house planning and development team carried out additional surveys, reports and technical design for each site, ensuring Passivhaus principles are met under a Preconstruction Services Agreement. Working with PRP Architects and Scott Hughes structural engineers, Seddon provided cost input, including pricing different materials, exterior and interior finishes and arrangements.
There has been great will between all delivery partners, all of whom have bought into the concept that great things can be achieved in solving Salford’s local housing issues. This development highlights the benefits of sustainable affordable housing, acting as a positive role model to encourage similar projects across the Northwest.