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Manchester Experiencing Construction Boom
The number of building projects taking shape in Manchester and the surrounding areas is significant, with the chair of the town hall’s planning committee David Ellison telling the Manchester Evening News that the expansion is “almost Chinese in scale”.
Thousands of new homes are being constructed in various areas around Manchester’s city centre and into neighbouring Salford, which means demand for scaffolding companies in Manchester is likely to be high.
Exploring the construction boom, the newspaper highlighted a number of projects that are underway already.
On the Manchester side of Trinity Way there’s the New Bailey scheme, which will deliver 1,000 new homes as well as commercial space. Over on the Salford side, the Middlewood Locks scheme is getting underway and will provide 2,000 new homes once it’s finished.
As well as the residential properties, shops, offices, a gym and a hotel will all be constructed on what was a previously disused piece of land just outside the city centre.
In the south of Manchester, work is continuing on what will become the city’s tallest building once it’s completed. The Owen Street skyscraper will be some 64 storeys high once it’s finished and will offer luxury city centre living, with 1,000 flats that have access to a cinema and private tennis courts.
But the largest new development will stretch from the north of the city towards Collyhurst and the Etihad Stadium, where 10,000 new homes will be constructed along with commercial space and other infrastructure.
Earlier this month, plans put forward by former footballers Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville to redevelop a site on Jackson’s Row were amended to feature just one tower instead of two, with the developers working alongside Historic England to ensure the character of the area is maintained.