Leaders of one of the UK’s largest cities have unveiled their vision for the future of Manchester city centre, which includes some ambitious projects and developments.
Bosses at Town Hall have agreed a new vision for the city, which will see new neighbourhoods being built, upgrades for transportation links and more skyscraper office space in Manchester.
Over recent years, demand for office space in Manchester city centre has soared, meaning that costs of these office blocks has risen and many companies have had to consider changing locations. However, as part of the new redevelopment scheme, more skyscrapers and tower blocks are being planned, meaning more businesses can be catered for in the area. This will include locations on the outskirts of the city as well as the city centre itself, with areas like Deansgate Locks and First Street being targeted.
Transport in and around the city has not been ignored by city chiefs, as the area’s three main train stations (Piccadilly, Victoria and Oxford Road) are all set to be revamped over the next couple of years to improve public access.
The estimated cost of the whole project is believed to be billions, with £1.35bn of that budget to be set aside to renovate the old Granada TV studios. This is to become a metropolis for culture and enterprise located in the heart of the city, with the main attraction being a new theatre.
Work on these projects is set to commence in the near future and will add to those initiatives already underway to give Manchester a new, modern vibe to it.