Steel to kick start Manchester and Salford regeneration scheme
On the site of the former Manchester Exchange railway station, famous for having the world’s longest platform, a multi-million pound regeneration scheme is about to reinvigorate the boundary between the north-west’s twin cities of Manchester and Salford.
Known as Greengate Embankment, the scheme centres on the old station and Manchester Cathedral and will ultimately deliver a host of retail, commercial and residential buildings, alongside new public realms and a new footbridge spanning the River Irwell.
One of the first parts of the project to get under way is a three-storey steel-framed car park constructed within the footprint of the old Exchange station and adjacent 12-storey steel-framed Grade A office development.
Greengate Embankment is a joint development between Ask Developments and Network Rail that will regenerate a long-neglected and underused site into a vibrant new residential, retail and business destination right in the centre of two cities.