Category Projects
Published 2021 06

Building a Safer Future in Salford

In May, we were delighted to see the completion of recladding works at two towers in Salford for which we’ve provided architectural services – Canon Hussey Court and Arthur Millwood Court – for contractor Casey and landlord Salix Homes.

Works at the two, 15 storey towers involved a complex programme, carried out under Covid restrictions, and included the removal and replacement of the existing cladding system, the installation of sprinklers and the refurbishment of communal areas.

The completion of the two towers is the culmination of Salix Homes’ cladding remediation programme. The Landlord were commended for their work by Dame Judith Hackitt, Chair of the Industry Safety Steering Group (ISSG) and lead for the Government’s Independent Review of Building Regulations and Fire Safety following the Grenfell Tower Tragedy.

In a letter to Salix Homes, she said:

“As a social housing provider, it was clear to the ISSG that you have made a concerted commitment to address building safety. It was evident to us that there is a sense of genuine responsibility to put things right, supported by Salix Homes’ participation in the Early Adopter programme.”

This is the latest in a programme of recladding projects Aew are providing architectural services for. This has included the refurbishment of Albion Towers and Fitzwarren Court, also for Casey and Salix Homes, and a strong future pipeline of 16 towers. Notably, we have recently secured planning for the following:

– XQ7, Salford (1-Tower, 12-storeys)
– Advent One, Manchester (1-Tower, 6-storeys)
– Advent 2 and 3, Manchester (2-Towers, 6-storeys)
– Century Buildings, Manchester (1 Tower, 7-12 storeys)

For further details on how our team can help you meet your commitments to Building a Safer Future, read our summary here.

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