This is how Manchester’s skyline is set to change dramatically in the coming years.
The M.E.N. can today reveal how a large section of the city centre will be transformed through an £800m scheme being run by the Co-operative Group.
The development – dubbed NOMA – aims to ‘open up’ a 20-acre plot near Victoria Station, with a mix of hotels, office blocks, apartments and shops.
And the video below and images released today illustrate for the first time how the project will look from street level.
They show how the area around the development, which stretches from Urbis up to Angel Meadows, will be transformed with pavement cafes, independent shops and green spaces.
A series of glistening tower blocks will also sprout-up to fill the skyline to the north east of the city.
Co-op director of investment and property strategy David Pringle said: “This is the start of something really, really special for Manchester.
“There will be nowhere else in the city that will have the kind of environment that we are going to create for people.
“This will become a place for the people and we have said right from the start of this process that if it doesn’t, we will have failed.”
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