Salford approves PFI plan

17 August 2012 Salford council has formally approved the preferred bidder for its housing PFI scheme in Pendleton.
Partnerships Bulletin revealed in March that the SP+ consortium, led by the Together Housing Group’s Chevin Housing Association and housing contractor Keepmoat, had won the scheme.

The council’s planning committee has now rubber-stamped that decision, giving the green light to the £430m redevelopment plan.

Under the deal, SP+ will deliver 2,100 units of housing, including 460 units designated as affordable housing for rent.

However, sources close to the deal have suggested debt finance could be difficult to raise, as foreign providers have reservations about the merger of consortium member Keepmoat with Apollo earlier in the year.

For more information on the project, click here.

This page was last updated on:
14 October 2016.


Pressure cooker

The Chancellor looks increasingly likely to move away from the big projects of recent years in his upcoming Autumn Statement, but will he release the valve on the pent-up demand?

Taking the Leeds

Paul Jarvis talks to Tom Riordan, chief executive of Leeds City Council, about what the Northern Powerhouse means to the city


Register now to get un-restricted access to all sections of the website.

Want to see more first? Try our free preview...