Manchester Science Park expansion plans (closed Monday 27 June)
This consultation closed on Monday 27 June.
Manchester Science Park – a cluster of buildings and open spaces around Manchester University off Lloyd Street North at Pencoft Way – is expanding and developing, and we'd like to share the plans and get your views.
Already 90% full, the site is in high demand from local and international companies who are growing scientific, technological and innovative businesses and commercialising great ideas that benefit the world.
It's a long term, ten-to-fifteen year expansion to triple the size of the site, starting with a large, new mixed-use building which will be HQ for flagship companies choosing to base themselves in our 'Knowledge Quarter'.
Between the new buildings will be new public spaces, squares and plazas open to all. Plans include better cycle and travel options and car parking improvements along and around Oxford Road.
The Council supports the Science Park's plan – it's a huge priority for developing our city region and for our ambition to be one of the world's best science cities. It will stimulate job creation and the plans include opportunities for training, education and employment for local people.
This hugely ambitious and exciting plan will transform a collection of buildings you could see anywhere into a lively, vibrant campus connected to our city and the communities around it.
The architects and consultants have put together some documents and questions which they think explain their plans and let you have your say.