Manchester City Council

St Peter's Square

Work continues to Spring 2017

St Peter’s Square, home to Central Library and the Cenotaph, is one of the most significant historic city centre locations. The Cenotaph is an important symbol of the city’s heritage and growing international stature, and has now moved to it's new location opposite the Cooper Street entrance of the Town Hall.

The St Peters Square tram stop has now been relocated within the square and traffic substantially reduced to make the square more pedestrian friendly. The work is almost complete with new trees, benches and cycle racks, providing an outdoor space for everyone right in the heart of the city. 

The work has even uncovered the vaulted crypt of St Peter's Church, which dates back to 1788. In April 2015, 750 tonnes of concrete was poured over the crypt to seal it and protect it for the future.

Impressive new offices are being built within the square and the first tenants have now moved into Number One St Peter's Square. Work is progressing well on Number Two St Peter's Square, designed by Simpson Haugh Architects, and the first tenants are expected to move in during 2017. 

See a video of the construction process 2015 - 2017.

While the work is taking place, you may need to allow a little more time for your travel.  See how nearby roads are affected at Or, see where your nearest Park & Ride is.

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