Staff from S4B have spread goodwill to their new residents as they organised a special Christmas lunch.

Older residents of Brunswick, Manchester were treated to an afternoon of turkey with all the trimmings served by staff from S4B and volunteers at Brunswick Church.

The celebration lunch was organised after S4B secured a contract to deliver the 25-year regeneration plans in Brunswick.

Resident Marie Donnelly, 67, from Daleford Square said: “It has been a very good event and everybody I have spoken to has also enjoyed it.

“It’s events like these that really help our local community – lots of older people feel quite isolated, so it is nice to be able to do something with others, especially at this time of year.”

Ross Hemmings, S4B Community Regeneration Manager said: “It was a great way to celebrate with our residents after the S4B contract was signed.

“Many of them told me they often feel lonely at this time of year, so it was very rewarding to be able to get the residents together and help bring the community together.”

S4B is a new consortium created to transform the Brunswick neighbourhood in Manchester. It is made up of four specialist organisations: contract manager Equitix, social housing provider Contour Homes, maintenance company Mears and construction firm Galliford Try.

The £100m regeneration plans includes building more than 500 new family homes – 200 council properties and 322 homes for sale – new road links, a new play area and new community allotment area and orchard.

New shops and amenities, a new neighbourhood office and a 60-bed sheltered housing complex also form part of the masterplan.

S4B will create almost 300 new jobs and 18 apprenticeship opportunities as a result of the regeneration plans taking place over the next 25 years.