Planning and regeneration Ancoats

Ancoats Mobility Hub

The Ancoats Mobility Hub is an innovative project that will support the future development of the Poland Street area. The Hub will provide spaces for resident and visitor parking, taking vehicles off local roads, as well as proving sustainable transport options in a community setting alongside the fully refurbished Ancoats Green.

With future development in Ancoats set to create a new neighbourhood of 1,500 new homes, the Hub will be an integral part of prioritising people over vehicles, something local people have told us is important to them.

The Hub will include:  

  • 150 secure bike parking spaces and changing facilities 
  • 102 Electronic vehicle charging points, with potential for more  
  • Up to 30 spaces for car club/car share schemes  
  • 406 car parking spaces for residents and visitors  
  • Parcel delivery hub 
  • Over 400 rooftop solar panels 
  • Space for a new café 
  • A new commercial unit  
  • Over 400sqm of green wall and 950 sqm of planted façade – equivalent to the size of 7 tennis courts  
  • 1370sqm of new public realm, connected to Ancoats Green 

The design of the Mobility Hub is intentionally compact so that there will be more public realm and space for planting, connecting with the soon-to-be refurbished Ancoats Green.  

CGI of new Ancoats Mobility Hub

 

The new routes and changes to the adjoining streets will make it easier and safer to walk, wheel and cycle in the area and will link up with other active travel improvements in the neighbourhood, including the wider Greater Manchester ‘Bee Network’. 

As a city we have made a commitment to meeting a zero-carbon target by 2038, 12 years ahead of the national target. The Hub will play a part in this by using rooftop photovoltaic panels and power generated by renewable energy. 

The construction of the Ancoats Mobility Hub is well underway, with the original Poland Street industrial estate site demolished, and construction of the hub scheduled for completion in November 2024.

The Ancoats Mobility Hub received planning consent in July 2021 (reference 130627/FO/2021). A subsequent application for amendments to the design was submitted in December 2022 and the application was determined in February 2023 (reference 135720/JO/2022).

We’ll continue to update these pages with progress and important things to be aware of.

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