The government has pledged millions towards a new park as part of the redevelopment of Manchester’s Mayfield District.
With funding of £23m, the park is part of a series of government investments being made in outdoor spaces, in response to the coronavirus pandemic. It will mark Manchester’s first new park in 100 years.
The new 6.5-acre Mayfield park is said to be a “once-in-a-generation opportunity” and part of a major development to transform the underutilised urban area around Piccadilly station – the city’s main transport hub.
The city council approved development plans for the regeneration at the beginning of the year, work is due to commence later this year.
Manchester’s Mayfield District is set to receive £1.4bn in investment over the coming years to create a new destination within the city centre. Once complete, the site will include expansive retail and office space; a 650-bed hotel; new car park and 1,500 new homes.
It has been predicted that the redevelopment of Mayfield will create over 10,000 jobs across construction, retail, hospitality and office-based roles.