Public Private Partnership
We are privileged to be delivering a transformational regeneration project for Manchester as a member of the Mayfield Partnership, which includes our partners LCR, Manchester City Council and Transport for Greater Manchester.
The former Mayfield depot has lain empty for over 30 years. In May 2018, our Mayfield Strategic Regeneration Framework (SRF) was adopted by Manchester City Council and in the first half of 2019, we will be going into detailed planning for the first phases of work. These phases will include a large part of the Mayfield Park which will help to breathe new life into this 24-acre derelict site, creating a thriving £1.1 billion mixed-use neighbourhood.
Mayfield will become home to over 10,000 jobs, 75,000 m2 of new commercial office space, retail and hotel accommodation, as well as more than 1,400 homes and community uses.
Over the next decade, this project will turn Mayfield into a thriving neighbourhood that will reinvigorate this forgotten part of the city centre.
In the summer of 2017, the doors of Mayfield were opened to the people of Manchester once more. The weekly street food fair – GRUB – brought new tastes, smells and regular visitors to Mayfield for the first time in a generation. Regularly drawing in around 2,000 visitors to its railway arch home in one of the arches on Temperance Street, Mayfield has once again reverberated to the sound of conversation and laughter.
In 2018, we opened a co-working space called Mayfield & Co to create a collaborative community of like-minded people, organisations and businesses, sharing ideas and creating a springboard for business success. Now open, a community of three Manchester micro-businesses has come together to form the very first Mayfield & Co line up.
The atmospheric Mayfield Depot has become one of the most popular venues in the city hosting everything from club nights to private parties. The Manchester International Festival continues its long association with Mayfield hosting two events from its ‘trailblazer’ programme.
A planning application is to be submitted in the summer of 2019 for developments which will mark the first phase. The first tranche of development, subject to consent, will include a 6.5 acre managed public park centred around the River Medlock, which runs through the site. This will become a significant managed open space for the public in the city centre and the city’s first park in a century. Additional areas of managed public realm will complement the park and the regenerated river bank.