27th Oct 2016

Seddon to create ground-breaking youth training centre

Seddon has been appointed by Salix Homes to deliver a £2m flagship centre in Salford, with much-needed accommodation and training facilities for young people.

Following as successful funding bid by Salix Homes from the government’s Homes and Communities Agency (HCA), the Salford housing provider has partnered with Seddon to deliver the project at the site of disused homeless hostel, Petrie Court in Lower

Kersal.

Dubbed the ‘Salford Working Out’ project, the modern shared accommodation and training spaces will comprise seven flats specifically designed to help 16-25 year olds live independently as they work or study.

A gym, IT suite and communal areas will also be made available to the new Petrie Court residents, who will live at the facility for up to 12 months.

Work begins on-site on 31st October, with completion expected in March 2017.

Lee Sugden, chief executive at Salix Homes said: "We aim to be more than just a housing provider, we strive to make healthy and thriving communities for our customers to live in. We want this to be a centre that the city and Greater Manchester can be proud of, and provide a real lifeline for young people.”

Nikki Waud, Seddon’s business development manager, said: "This initiative will provide vital support to some of Salford’s most vulnerable individuals. As a supporter of young people, skills and training, we’re honoured to be part of such a progressive initiative.”

The conversion will also be worked on by Seddon trainee Mike Walsh who is enrolled on the company’s award-winning apprenticeship programme.


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