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Forrest wins £9m Salford Tower Refurb

Contractor Forrest has been appointed to complete a £9 million social housing refurbishment project for ForViva group member City West Housing Trust’s Charter building in Eccles.

Charter is the largest high rise residential block in Eccles and the seventh that Forrest has delivered as part of City West’s £54.3 million investment to improve 12 high rise towers in West Salford.


Forrest top for new Housing Framework worth £8M

Contractor Forrest has been selected as the top supplier on consortium Procurement for Housing’s (PfH) Housing Renewables and Energy scheme, expected to be worth approximately £2 million per annum.


BGreen pledges signed

First Choice Homes Oldham invited local public sector partners to commit to six pledges to jointly improve neighbourhoods in the BGreen areas of Oldham.

BGreen is a co-operative partnership between First Choice Homes Oldham (FCHO), Oldham Council, British Gas, NHS Oldham and Forrest and has two clear aims. The first is physical improvements to homes and the environment in the St Mary’s and Coldhurst wards and the second is to address some of the wider social issues in the area including health and wellbeing, education, training, and employment opportunities.


Contour Homes Transforming Macclesfield with Town Centre Apartments

Contour Homes is helping to breathe new life into Macclesfield town centre – by transforming empty commercial premises into modern affordable apartments.

The housing development on Queen Victoria Street has proved so popular with potential tenants that each of the four one-bedroom flats was let within days.


Forrest to open new North East office following appointment to Anchor agreement worth up to £350M

Social housing contractor Forrest has been appointed by Anchor under one of its new long term agreements for planned works which could be worth nationally up to £350 million.

Anchor is England’s largest not-for-profit provider of housing and care for the over 55s and, following the appointment, Forrest is now set to open a new office in Newcastle.