Development in Manchester is almost ‘Chinese in its scale’

Development in Manchester is almost ‘Chinese in its scale’

According to town hall bosses, Manchester is at the start of a building boom that is unprecedented in nature and almost ‘Chinese-style’ in scale.

Cranes across Manchester’s skyline have been a regular feature for some time now and the amount of construction not only spans Manchester but takes in neighbouring Salford as well. Thousands of new flats are springing up on either side of Trinity Way making the line between the two cities hard to distinguish.

Here is a snapshot of some of the key developments taking place:

-        £650 million New Bailey scheme – 1,000 new homes and acres of commercial space

-        Middlewood Locks scheme - £700 million new neighbourhood with 2,000 new homes as well as a hotel, shops, offices and gym

-        Owen Street tower – 64 storeys and will become the tallest building in Manchester

-        Ordsall Chord bridge – 10,000 new homes

Comparing Manchester’s development to the vast expansions of cities in the Far East, David Ellison, chair of the town hall’s planning committee, said: “250,000 people are expected to set up home on the stretch of land between Salford and the Etihad Stadium. The level of development is almost Chinese in its scale.”

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19 July 2017
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