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Central Manchester care scheme completes

Neil Tague

Vistry Partnerships has finished construction work at the Brunswick Village extra care facility, handing over 60 specialist apartments to the city council and S4B consortium partners.

The residential community is to replace the existing Elizabeth Yarwood Court retirement home, with on site facilities to include a café/bistro and hair salon for community and residents’ use. The scheme includes both one- and two-bedroomed apartments.

Brunswick Village is situated on Brunswick Street, roughly halfway along the road linking Upper Brook Street and the A6 near the Apollo in Ardwick.

The S4B Consortium is made up of Vistry Partnerships, Onward, Mears and Equitix, and is taking forward a £100m masterplan for the New Brunswick area covering new home,s improveoments to existing housing, retail, highways, pedestrian footpaths, play areas, cycle routes and recreational space. Onward will manage the facility.

Brendan Blythe, Vistry Partnerships’ managing director JVs for the North West, said: “The Brunswick project is a great scheme for the area, providing much-needed, high-quality housing for the city’s older residents.

“There is a real need for more homes across the UK, especially extra care apartments, so we are thrilled to have delivered such a prominent scheme.”

The New Brunswick regeneration project began in 2014 and has to date seen the delivery of 120 social homes.

Cllr Suzanne Richards, Manchester City Council’s executive member for housing and regeneration, said: “Ensuring that we have the right homes to meet people’s needs as they age is an important part of our housing plans for the city.

“As we get older we may wish to ‘rightsize’ our home or we could need some additional care and support. Extra Care housing provides that option while also maintaining a community of people who want to stay in their local area as they get older.

“The transformation of Brunswick for local people has been a real success story and this new facility for local residents is another important piece of the regeneration.”

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