At the North West Development Plans Conference in July 2018, delegates will look at the many new office developments taking place in the region.

The Government is supporting the conference because it wants more foreign investors to invest in Manchester. Projects such as Trafford Waters, Media City UK, and Stockport Exchange are providing lots of new office space in the area. The Department for International Trade (DIT) sees these projects as prime examples of how Manchester is developing. The DIT says that Manchester offers “a unique ecosystem for investors.”

The conference is not just about attracting foreign investment, it is an opportunity for developers to talk about their present and future property development projects to an audience of decision makers, businesspeople, and other interested delegates. The projects that speakers will present and talk about at the conference include office space in Manchester, as well as other types of commercial property.

Attracting both UK and overseas business to Manchester is not just about providing first class office space, the city is developing retail spaces and leisure facilities that make it a more attractive place to rent office space. For example, new bars and cafes opening in the Northern Quarter attract people working in central Manchester offices.

MediaCityUK is an example of a mixed use integrated development. It is adding 55,000 square metres of office space, and building 1,800 townhouses and apartments for workers to live in. They are also constructing retail and leisure facilities.