A new project called the St Michael’s Partnership is set to inject a new lease of life into part of Manchester.
A new development project called the St Michael’s Partnership is set to inject a new lease of life into the Jackson’s Row area – a currently largely disused area of Manchester.
The new area, which will be called St Michael’s, will include a 200-bed five-star hotel, apartments, three public spaces and a new synagogue; it’s also set to bring over 1,300 jobs to the city centre.
The partnership has been formed by Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs and Brendan Flood, who have joined forces with Rowsley, BCEGI and Manchester City Council.
30,000 square-feet of retail and leisure space is planned for the new project, including two new sky bars and restaurants. The area is being designed by Make Architects, and building is expected to start next year.
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St Michael’s will feature three brand new public spaces, designed by landscape architects Planit-IE.
The lower square, which will be known as St Michael’s Square, will be populated with kiosks and alfresco eating and drinking space. It will also link the development to Albert Square and the town hall.
The upper square, which will be known as The Garden, will house a number of alfresco restaurants – the area will have a retractable roof. The Garden will also be a venue for all-year-round entertainment from live music to outdoor theatre.
Linking St Michael’s Square to The Garden will be what’s called The Steps – a 15-metre high architectural staircase. Situated around the steps will be more eating and drinking establishments as well as outdoor seating areas.
Gary Neville, director of Jackson’s Row Developments Limited, said: “Our vision is to deliver the biggest statement in architecture and development that Manchester has seen in modern times.
“Our wish is for St. Michael’s to become the premier destination in the city that people come to enjoy all year round… we’re committed to bringing back to life such a key, underused area of the city.”
For further information visit www.st-michaels.com.