18 May 2023

New Salford residential scheme in bloom as Caddick tops out

New Salford residential scheme in bloom as Caddick tops out

The build of a state-of-the-art social housing apartment scheme reached a significant milestone last week, as the new eight-storey development reached its uppermost point.

Caddick Construction and The Guinness Partnership welcomed project partners to the Salford scheme to mark the major milestone. The event included the planting of a ceremonial cherry blossom tree in recognition of the former 1960s Cherry Tree Court building, which previously occupied the site - the former building was demolished in January last year. The new building will retain the name Cherry Tree Court on completion.

Forming part of landscaping works on the scheme, the tree (pictured) was planted by Contracts Manager at Caddick Construction, Peter Caroll, and The Guinness Partnership’s Executive Director of Development and Commercial Service, Kevin Williams.

Due for completion in 2024, the social apartment scheme will include 47 one-bedroom and 16 two-bedroom energy-efficient homes, two of which will be made wheelchair accessible properties. The development will also include car and cycle parking.

At its highest, this single block build reaches eight-storeys, with varying heights going down to four storeys.

Paul Dodsworth, Construction Group Director, commented: “Celebrating milestones such as these is an important part of the build which allows us to mark the achievements on-site so far. It’s with thanks to our team and our established supply chain partners that we’re able to deliver Cherry Tree Court safely to programme for our valued client, The Guinness Partnership.

“Our impact on the community as a whole is extremely important to Caddick, and in the programme so far, we’ve visited planning, design and surveying students at The Manchester College to set up workshops that challenge young people to follow specific design briefs and see how our team would tackle them. We’ve also welcomed brickwork students from Salford City College, as well as offering work placements to local young people. Building the next generation of talent is really important to our industry, and we’re pleased to be able to give back to the local community.”

Kevin Williams, Group Director of Development and Commercial Services at The Guinness Partnership, said: “This is an important milestone in the regeneration of the former Cherry Tree Court site in Salford. We look forward to bringing much needed high-quality homes for social rent to the area, which demonstrates our commitment to supporting development in Greater Manchester.” 

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