The Masterplan to revamp the community facilities at Manchester City’s Etihad Campus has been given approval by Manchester City Council.
Across the 16 acre site, the new facilities will include a sixth form college, a leisure centre, retail units and a sports research institute. The scheme, known as the “Beswick Project Masterplan” is expected to create almost 200 jobs and attract 2,500 visitors a day to the area in Beswick and Openshaw West.
The draft masterplan aims to build on and continue the momentum established by recent investment in East Manchester, including the Beswick Library and East Manchester Academy, new housing developments and the City Football Academy – Manchester City’s new youth development complex and first-team training facility, which opens in 2013.
Changes to the road layout, public realm and car parking infrastructure will join the different facilities into one ‘campus’ either side of Alan Turing Way, at the junction with Grey Mare Lane.
The project is led by Manchester City Council and supported by Manchester City Football Club and many other organisations. The scheme will now go forward to the council’s planning committee in the near future and REC are supporting the proposal by supplying the Air Quality Assessment Chapter as part of the Environmental Impact Assessment (EIA).
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