Council to Create 500 New Trade Jobs
“Development to generate plenty of employment opportunities for people in the trades”
A council has given the go ahead for a £430 million housing regeneration scheme to build 1,600 new homes and refurbish a further 1,200 existing homes, creating hundreds of new jobs in the trades.
After a 4-year consultation period with the local community in Pendleton, the multi-million scheme is going to be delivered by SP+ consortium, which includes Chevin Housing Association, Keepmoat, Harewood Homes and Latham Architects, creating opportunities for local suppliers and trade professionals to benefit from work contracts.
The housing improvement scheme will create 500 new jobs in the building construction sector, many of them in the plumbing, electrical and gas-engineering industry. The huge project is set to create 2,000 work experience placements for apprentices and people looking to enter the trades.
As well as housing, the scheme will also provide new sports pitches, green space, walk ways, cycle paths, an extra care facility, new shopping promenade and new sports pitches at the Fit City development.
Councillor Gena Merrett, Assistant Mayor for Housing and Environment at Salford City Council, said: “Now that we have approved plans the contractors will be able to get on site and start creating a new Pendleton.
“The plans put forward by the preferred bidder not only build new housing, they will also make the most of what is already there, refurbishing some of the existing properties and creating parks and green space that will create a much nicer environment for local residents to enjoy.”- said Councillor Merrett.
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Posted on August 17, 2012, in Affordable housing, Building Construction Industry, Building Engineering Sector, Business, Construction, construction jobs, construction news, electrician, electrician jobs, Employment, Energy Efficiency, Government, Housing Scheme, Infrastructure, plumbing, plumbing jobs, Plumbing News, Politics, t4ts, Train4TradeSkills News, UK Economy and tagged 500 new trade jobs, Assistant Mayor for Housing and Environment, £430 million development scheme, building construction industry, Councillor Gena Merrett, economic boost, Employment, environment, Facebook, Housing association, housing scheme, improved facilities, local employment opportunities, new jobs, New Trade Jobs, politics, refurbished homes, Salford City, Salford City Council, Sustainable development, t4ts news, trade professionals, trade suppliers, trades, train4tradeskills, train4tradeskills news, Twitter, UK economy, UK Green Investments, work contracts. Bookmark the permalink. Leave a comment.