Brunswick project includes construction of 522 new homes plus new infrastructure and community facilities

Greg Fitzgerald

A consortium including housebuilder and contractor Galliford Try has been named preferred bidder for a £100m PFI regeneration scheme in Manchester.

The project aims to transform the Brunswick area of East Manchester, providing 522 new homes as well as new community facilities such as an extra care centre and retail units. It also includes extensive infrastructure works and remodelling.

Repairs and maintenance contractor Mears will refurbish a further 653 homes and provide ongoing facilities management services under the project.

Galliford Try chief executive Greg Fitzgerald said: “We are delighted to have been part of the winning bid for such a significant project for the city of Manchester. This award is a further demonstration of our strength in regeneration, and our ability to successfully partner with local councils across the country to deliver the housing and facilities that communities need.”

The winning S4B consortium is led by Equitix-led partnership and also includes Contour Homes.