Brunswick regeneration

Brunswick housing plans approved

The S4B consortium, made up of Equitix, Contour Homes, Mears and Galliford Try, has received planning permission from Manchester City Council for a £100m regeneration project in Brunswick.

The plans include the refurbishment of 650 council homes, featuring the reversal of some homes in which the back of the property will become the front and vice versa, where it improves security and accessibility.

Up to 500 new homes will be built including a mix of council rented and private for sale properties. The consortium will deliver improvements to the neighbourhood design, which will include new road layouts, safe open spaces and new green spaces. A new retail area with shops and amenities will also form part of the regeneration project.

The project team includes architect Buttress Fuller Alsop Williams and planner Paul Butler Associates.

Andy Rymer, general manager for S4B, said: "There is a strong sense of community in Brunswick, which was evident from the open days that were held in January, when so many people came out to find out more about the scheme. The feedback that we have had has been phenomenal. We remain dedicated to delivering our vibrant plans and working with the community and local businesses to ensure that they are included and informed at every stage."

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