The Mayfield Development Partnership (the joint venture between Manchester City Council, LCR, Transport for Greater Manchester and U+I, the mixed-use property regeneration specialist) has applied for planning permission to create temporary office and events space on part of the former Mayfield station site in Manchester city centre.
Details about the proposed facilities, which would be in place for up to three years, are contained in a planning application which has been submitted to Manchester City Council.
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.
If consent for the temporary works is granted, it would ensure that part of the site is used while the wider and permanent plans for the overall Mayfield site are progressed.
Subject to permission, the temporary facilities would be at the Baring Street end of the site and include office and co-working space. U+I would have its Manchester project office on the site and there would be a garden and space for small-scale events and exhibitions, including consultation on the wider, long-term Mayfield plans.
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. 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 Manchester Mayfield
LCR, Manchester City Council and Transport for Greater Manchester collectively own the majority of the freehold and long leasehold land interests on the 24-acre Mayfield site. The site benefits from exceptional connectivity, being located immediately adjacent to Manchester Piccadilly Station, Metrolink and the Mancunian Way. This will be further improved by the proposed Network Rail Northern Hub scheme, scheduled to complete in 2019; and the proposed HS2 terminal, projected to complete in 2026. In 2013/2014, 24.5 million rail passengers used Piccadilly station.
U+I is a specialist regeneration and property developer.
With a £5bn portfolio of complex, mixed-use, community-focused regeneration projects, including a £200m investment portfolio, we are unlocking urban sites bristling with potential in the London, Manchester and Dublin city regions.
We create long-lasting social and economic change for the communities in which we build and sustainable value for our shareholders.
U and I (Projects) Limited has been appointed as Manager by the Mayfield Development Partnership LP acting through its general partner Mayfield Development (General Partner) Limited. The Mayfield Development Partnership is a joint venture between U+I, Manchester City Council, Transport for Greater Manchester and LCR.