The Mayfield Development Partnership has been granted planning permission to create temporary office and events space on part of the former Mayfield station site in Manchester city centre.
The consent means a small part of the site will gradually come into use while the wider and permanent plans for the overall Mayfield site are progressed by the Partnership, a joint venture between Manchester City Council, LCR, Transport for Greater Manchester and mixed-use property regeneration specialist U+I.
The temporary facilities will be at the Baring Street end of the site. U+I is to have its Manchester project office on the site and there will be a garden and space for small-scale events and exhibitions, including consultation on the wider, long-term Mayfield plans.
The Partnership’s long-term plan for Mayfield is to create an iconic, £850m mixed-use community over the next 10 years, including commercial, residential and leisure facilities. The 24-acre site, next to Piccadilly Station, has been derelict for over a decade.
The wider Mayfield regeneration vision will potentially provide 1,300 homes, 75,000 sq m of office space, a 350-bedroom hotel, retail and leisure facilities and a new city park, creating over 7,500 office, retail, leisure and construction jobs.
The long-term proposals will seek to enhance many of the site’s historic features and include developing and improving the River Medlock, which flows through the site. The intention is to maintain the historic buildings that still stand and make the most of the area’s built heritage.
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About The Mayfield Partnership
The Mayfield Development Partnership is committed to delivering the regeneration of Manchester’s historic Mayfield site. It comprises LCR, wholly-owned by the Department for Transport; Manchester City Council; Transport for Greater Manchester and regeneration and property development company U+I.
About the Mayfield site
Mayfield is a 24-acre site next to Manchester Piccadilly station. The partnership’s vision is for Mayfield to become a distinctive new urban quarter, delivering 1,300 homes, 75,000 sq m of office space, a 350-bedroom hotel, retail and leisure facilities and a new city park over the next decade.