The process of moving all of the residents from a tower in Stretford is progressing a year after the owner admitted it was "undesirable".

Circle Court was constructed off Barton Road in the 1960s and is in need of modernisation but to do so is not considered to be viable.

On August 24 last year housing association Trafford Housing Trust (THT) said it was moving all 176 residents from the tower into alternative accommodation within two years. THT was assimilated into another housing association, L&Q, this year.

L&Q said the process is progressing, with more than three quarters of those affected either in new accommodation or line for new accommodation already, although the future of Circle Court remains unclear with the company considering its options.

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Jon Fish, stock portfolio director at the housing association, said: "I am pleased to say our plans for Circle Court are progressing and we are ahead of schedule in terms of finding new places to live for our residents.

"More than three quarters of Circle Court residents are either settled into their new homes or are waiting for their preferred homes to become available, and we are working closely with the remaining households to help them find a suitable property. 

"All residents are receiving practical and financial support, alongside priority access to new properties.

"We are still considering our options for the future of the building, meanwhile our focus remains on ensuring all of our residents are happy in their new homes."

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At the time of the announcement last year THT said all those affected were to receive a Home Loss Payment of almost £8,000 plus a Disturbance Payment.

A spokesperson for THT said: “I can confirm we have taken the difficult decision to rehouse 176 residents from Circle Court and seek a new owner for the building when it becomes vacant. This is part of our drive to focus on providing sustainable homes of which customers can be proud."

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