A £4 million project to bring new homes and shops to Manchester’s Brunswick estate has started seven months ahead of schedule.
The latest phase of the £106 million masterplan from consortium S4B Manchester aims to breathe new life into the area.
The scheme will comprise a new building on Stockport Road and neighbouring Polygon Street, opposite the O2 Apollo, which will house 18 two-bedroom flats, a new S4B neighbourhood office and new shops, also available for rent.
The works have involved the demolition of 13 houses which stood on Stockport Road and S4B Manchester has rehoused all of the residents from those properties locally, in either new or refurbished houses or apartments.
Construction work is expected to complete in autumn 2017, with Polygon Street being closed until then. When it is re-opened additional car parking spaces will be available.
S4B is also working with Manchester City Council to make sure that cycle lanes are provided. Plans for the development will be updated to reflect this and published on the council’s website for residents to be consulted for their views.
The scheme is being delivered for Manchester City Council by S4B, a consortium involving contract manager Equitix, housing association Contour Homes, maintenance specialists Mears and construction firm Galliford Try.