The people of Manchester now have a chance to have their say as part of the process for the St Michael’s development, which plans to transform part of the city.
In an effort to gain support from local residents, business owners and city stakeholders, members of the public are invited to discuss the plans with the project team to give their honest feedback.
Earlier this year, project managers caused a stir with Historic England after the plans revealed the demolition of three historic buildings and a number of grade listed properties.
From the rubble of the reformed synagogue from 1953-54, the 1937 Bootle Street police headquarters building and the 19th century Sir Ralph Abercromby pub – project managers plan to build their transformative skyscrapers in the disused area near the city centre.
The St Michael’s development – formerly known as Jackson’s Row – will include a 200-bed, five-star hotel, 153 apartments and penthouses, 135,000 sq ft of Grade A office space and 30,000 sq ft of retail and leisure space – including two new bars/restaurants.
“Next week is a crucial milestone in the development of the project”, said Gary Neville, the property developer and former United star. “We want St. Michael’s to become the premier destination in the city for the people of Manchester to visit and enjoy. It is therefore vitally important that we both explain our vision and listen to people’s views”.
Following the exhibition, the public’s responses will be reviewed. The proposals will later be finalised in order to submit a planning application within the forthcoming weeks.
To take part in the proposed plans to redesign parts of our city, you can visit the reformed synagogue on Jackson’s Row 12- 13 September from 3.30 to 7.30pm.