Manchester’s Developing City

The Northern Powerhouse that is Manchester is seeing a whole host of activity across the city. Based in the heart of the city centre myself, I am exposed to new cranes popping up in every direction, witnessing developments and refurbishments constantly ongoing. This volume of activity really demonstrates Manchester’s strength and the confidence in the region’s continued economic growth!

Some examples include:

Owen Street Tower 

Renaker was given approval for Owen Street Tower in June last year and when completed, will be the tallest building in Manchester. The height will be 64 floors, providing 1,500 luxury apartments, winter gardens, a 25m swimming pool, indoor tennis court, 1900sq ft gymnasium and a rooftop bar.

The height and profile of this scheme is set to have a real impact on the Manchester skyline!

Circle Square

Bruntwood and Select Property Group are developing No.2 Circle Square on Oxford Road in Manchester city centre. This development will create a neighbourhood consisting of 1,281 new homes, 1.2m sq ft of work space, two hotels, restaurants, bars and shops.

The 11-floor development is set to be completed by 2019, it will have excellent accessibility with both Oxford Road and Piccadilly train stations within walking distance! Click here to read more about the development and creative plans.

125 Deansgate 

In January earlier this year, £45million funding was secured for the 125 Deansgate development. Worthington properties have announced the property is due to complete in 2019 comprising of 113,500 sq ft of Grade A office space over 12 floors and a roof terrace.

Russ Worthigton, Director of Worthington Properties, said “Manchester continues to prove itself as a world class destination to do business and 125 Deansgate, when complete in 2019, will provide businesses with a great place to operate within.”

Airport City 

Airport City Manchester is a development costing £650m. Located adjacent to Manchester airport, the development is expected to be used for international business and will include offices, manufacturing and logistics facilities, a hotel and retail space.

They have explained why they have chosen Manchester for this development and some reasons include; Manchester is the fastest growing UK city outside London; over 20million consumers are within a 2 hour drive and it is home to Manchester airport, which connects 20 million passengers to 200 global destinations every year.

St Johns

Allied London is working to deliver St John’s; a mixed use scheme in Manchester. St. John’s will be a neighbourhood containing 320 hotel bedrooms, 560,000 sq ft of workspace, 240,000 sq ft of retail space and 13 acres of public realm. The scheme will be in the heart of the city replacing the former Granada TV Studios.

Manchester has gained the nickname ‘The Northern Powerhouse’ and it is clear to see why; the city is thriving with investments and developments showing a robust and exciting future!

Kat Whitehead, Senior Marketing Executive, Foundation Recruitment

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