Transformation of the Brunswick neighbourhood in Manchester is now ten years into its 25-year masterplan. Take a look at our film here showcasing the results of how far we have come in just ten years.

Since its launch in 2014, S4B has refurbished more than 650 council homes, built 500 new properties for sale and rent, along with a 60-apartment purpose built Extra-Care scheme for the over 55s and a new housing office development with 18 apartments and new shops, plus completely overhauling its four iconic high-rise blocks. The new homes will help to deliver Manchester’s residential growth strategy, providing much-needed quality housing in the city.

The majority of refurbished homes have benefitted from new efficient heating systems, double glazing, cavity wall and loft insultation and tower blocks have external wall insulation and new efficient communal heating systems. The building element of the project has now come to an end with residents now reaping the benefits and seeing the advantages of the works that have taken place during the past ten years.

But S4B isn’t just about bricks and mortar, there is so much more on offer and so much has been achieved. As well as providing new homes, the area has been transformed into a thriving new community with play areas, allotments and a community orchard with over 700 trees planted across the neighbourhood. 

Over the past decade, S4B has also helped residents with their finances who are now over £1m better off thanks to financial advice from the team, along with supporting 250 local people into work and 100 into trainee roles.

Each year S4B works closely with local community groups such as Brunswick Tenants and Residents Association (BTARA) and Manchester Young Community Champions (MYCC) to provide many events such as fun days and sports activities especially during the holidays. There are also community group sessions working with local partners such as Brunswick Church and Chorlton on Medlock Allotment Society (COMAS).  

Not forgetting three awards which have been won at the prestigious annual Inside Housing ceremony. In 2016 they scooped not only Best Regeneration Scheme, but also the Winner of Winners Award, and last year they won Best Regeneration Project at the 2023 Development Awards – the icing on the cake!

To mark this momentous occasion, there will also be a series of events and activities held throughout the year and we’d love you to get involved. Details will be published on the S4B website, social media channels and quarterly newsletter so keep an eye out for the details. 

For more information, please contact S4B Manchester on 0300 555 0128 , visit the website or the Facebook page.