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A pair of ageing Salford tower blocks are going ‘green’ as part of a multi-million pound eco-transformation.

Salix Homes has unveiled our ambitious investment plans for neighbouring blocks Greyfriar Court and Whitefriar Court in the Greengate area of Salford.

The 14-storey high rise buildings will undergo a £10million refurbishment, making them greener and more energy efficient.

The planned improvement work includes external wall and roof insulation, new windows and ventilation; while the façade and balconies will be completely rendered and transformed.

An eco-friendly ground source heating system will also be installed, which, combined with the external insulation will improve the thermal efficiency of the building and help reduce energy bills for Salix Homes customers. The state-of-the-art heating system works by harnessing the natural heat from the ground, rather than burning fuel to generate heat.

Liam Turner, Executive Director of Assets, Growth and Sustainability at Salix Homes, said: “Salix Homes is committed to creating cleaner, greener homes and communities, so we’re pleased to share with residents our ambitious plans for Greyfriar and Whitefriar Court, which aim to enhance residents’ quality of life and reduce carbon emissions.

“This significant investment project will give a new lease of life to these ageing 1960s tower blocks, transforming the properties into...

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