Developers expect to
submit plans for the initial phase of the £1bn proposed development at Mayfield
Manchester this summer.
The first phase of the development will encompass a 90,000 sq ft commercial development together with a new 6.5 acre public park alongside the River Medlock. However, longer term Mayfield could be a whole new mixed use district of 24 acres with 1m sq ft of commercial space, retail, leisure and hotel developments and 1,400 homes.
On the face of it,
Mayfield Manchester sounds like ‘just another £1bn development plan’. However,
due to its location and size it has considerable implications for the property
under-utilised, post-industrial site sits on the fringe of the city centre
right by Piccadilly railway station and the upcoming HS2 station. A short
distance away, the University
of Manchester is planning
to redevelop its campus with a new innovation district, ID Manchester, aimed at
attracting tech. business. Combined, the two ambitious developments have scope
to create a futuristic ‘city within a city’ in a Manchester which is already undergoing