Buttress Fuller Alsop Williams, architects for Galliford and Mears, are part of the S4B consortium which has been announced as the preferred bidder for the £113M Brunswick PFI regeneration scheme in central Manchester.
The programme of new build and refurbishment will provide over 500 new homes, and refurbish 653, as well as creating new community facilities, an extra care unit and retail space.
Ian Beaumont, Design Director, says “We are truly delighted to have won; this is the culmination of five years work that was started at MBLA Architects and now carrying forward with Buttress Fuller Alsop Williams, the S4B consortium, the community of Brunswick, key stakeholders and Manchester City Council. Our proposals build on successful place-making regeneration work in Hulme, New Broughton, Bowes Street and other areas of the city region.”
Masterplanning of the estate has put people first, bringing a new layer of infrastructure to the heart of the community, with open parkland and play areas accessed by a new pedestrian-friendly green boulevard through the neighbourhood.
Gavin Sorby MD says “The project demonstrates the scale and diversity of work within the practice and we are delighted to be working with S4B including both Galliford Try and Mears on such a significant regeneration project for the City of Manchester. We have some very talented and capable people here and the award is a demonstration of our strength in housing and regeneration, following the recent coming together of MBLA and Buttress Fuller Alsop Williams.”