Vistry Partnerships has finished building its Brunswick Extra Care facility near Manchester Piccadilly Station and has handed over 60 specialist apartments to Manchester City Council and members of S4B Consortium.
The completed residential community replaces the existing Elizabeth Yarwood Court retirement home, and each of the high-quality apartments have been purposefully designed with elderly locals in mind.
Residents will benefit from a range of on-site facilities, including a café/bistro and hair salon, accessible to visitors and the local community. There is also a residents’ lounge, activity room, and office space for residents and their guests to enjoy.
Following the completion of the site, Brendan Blythe, Vistry Partnerships’ Managing Director JV’s 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 that guarantees the local community’s elderly residents can continue to live in suitable surroundings close to the city centre.”
S4B Consortium, made up of Vistry Partnerships, Onward, Mears and Equitix, is responsible for overseeing the £100m transformational plans for New Brunswick. Overall, the partnership is delivering 522 homes adjacent to the University, as well as retail units, roads, pedestrian footpaths, play areas, cycle routes and recreational space.
The flagship regeneration project, which first began in 2014, has already seen the delivery of 120 social homes with dozens of residents now living in the properties close to the city centre.
The completed facility has been handed over to Manchester City Council and S4B member Onward to manage going forward.
Cllr Suzanne Richards, Manchester City Council’s Executive Member for Housing and Regeneration, commented: “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. Having had chance to visit the scheme before it opened, I can honestly say it has one of the most sought after sun terraces in the city with amazing panoramic views right across the city centre. I can’t wait to hear what residents think as they move into their new homes.”