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S4B opens new multi-use games area in Gartside Gardens


Published by Chenoa Parr for Symphony Housing Group in Housing and also in Communities, Environment

S4B opens new multi-use games area in Gartside Gardens S4B opens new multi-use games area in Gartside Gardens

A brand new multi-use games area has been officially opened in Gartside Gardens, Brunswick. The new games area was constructed by Galliford Try on behalf of the S4B consortium, which is made up of Equitix, Contour Homes, Mears and Galliford Try.

The consortium is currently regenerating the Brunswick area, which is just outside Manchester City Centre, by refurbishing 650 council homes, building up to 500 new homes and improving the neighbourhood with new road layouts and open spaces like the new games area.

Representatives from S4B and Manchester City Council joined Cllr Mavis Smitheman to open the new facility, alongside Carole Frankland and Ann Carroll from Friends of Gartside Gardens. Groups of local budding sports fans were also invited to use the games area for the very first time to mark the launch.

The new facility includes a tennis court, basketball court, a five aside football pitch and cycle parking facilities.  The games area has also been made more easily accessible with new pedestrian footpaths leading from already existing paths in the area.

Shaun Sumner, regeneration manager for Galliford Try Construction, said: “We are extremely pleased to hand over this multi-use games area to Manchester City Council and the local community of Brunswick.”

Councillor Mavis Smitheman said: “The Multi Use Games Area is a fantastic addition to Gartside Gardens. What S4B has delivered is a vast improvement on the facilities that were here previously. The new footpaths and cycle parking facilities will also make it easier for those using the facilities to get to and from the area.”

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