£100 million private investment regenerates Ordsall, UK’s bleak public housing

In the 1980s and 1990s it was a by-word for trouble. But huge investment has transformed Ordsall in Salford, England.

The once bleak council estate, which was a hotspot of rioting in the summer of 1992, is being reshaped with new facilities and homes.

In recent years Primrose Primary School has been built, a 12-store shopping parade, medical centre, and a Travelodge.

These investments have helped to lift the district which was in the shadow of Salford Quays and MediaCityUK on the other side of Trafford Road.

Now the next phase in a £100 million regeneration scheme is about to start, led by Salford-based developer LPC Living.

A new public park – the ‘Pocket Park’ will be situated at the heart of Hulton Square.

The Ordsall regeneration scheme has already delivered 525 homes in the area and LPC will be submitting plans for a further 200 new homes over the next six months.

See full article & photo credit in the Manchester Evening News.

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