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Specialist regeneration developer U+I has revealed the first detailed images of the masterplan set to transform the Mayfield site into a new mixed-use neighbourhood.
The Mayfield development, brought forward by the Mayfield Partnership, will deliver 14 acres of new public realm, including the city’s first new park in more than 100 years surrounding the banks of the River Medlock, as well as 1,500 new homes, 1.7m sq ft of office space, shops, a 650-bed hotel and a car park opposite Manchester Piccadilly Station. The £1.4bn scheme will also create more than 10,000 office, retail, leisure and construction jobs.
An application for the first phase of the development, which as well as the 6 acre public park includes a nine-storey 70,000 sq ft office building, 12-storey 244,000 sq ft office building and 581-space multi-storey car park, was submitted to Manchester City Council late last year. Subject to planning permission, work on the first phase of the scheme will commence in summer 2020.
The site is currently home to Depot Mayfield – an events venue that is helping to put Mayfield at the heart of Manchester’s cultural life – which opened last summer and will run for the next five years. A joint venture between the Mayfield Partnership and Broadwick Live, Mayfield Depot was created to host a diverse programme of cultural activities while the wider regeneration site progresses.
In December, the Mayfield Partnership secured the long-term future of Manchester’s historic indie music venue the Star and Garter, after acquiring the freehold of the landmark building and committed to ensure it remains a thriving part Manchester’s world-famous music scene. Alongside the purchase of the 218-year-old, Grade II-listed building, a new five-year lease has been agreed with long-term landlord Andy Martin to continue to operate the Star and Garter as a music venue, which is adjacent to the Mayfield site.