Apr 29, 2020

Mayfield shortlisted for the Planning Awards

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Mayfield, Manchester is shortlisted at this year's Planning Awards, nominated for the Plan-making category as well as for Best Use of Brownfield Land in Placemaking. The Planning Awards are held annually to recognise excellence in planning, regeneration, economic development, urban design, sustainable development and community development.

From the creation of Manchester city centre’s first new public park in 100 years, to the re-use of historic buildings and the remediation of a hidden river, Mayfield is an exemplar of community-led brownfield regeneration. The 15 year vision for the 26-acre site is to create one of the most sustainable places in the UK, that’s why it has prioritised delivering a transformational public asset in the first phase of development. Alongside world class commercial space, Mayfield Park - the city’s first new public park in 100 years - will ensure a derelict area is made socially and economically productive once again, after 30 years of decline.

Studio Egret West are the overall masterplanner for Mayfield, with our Strategic Framework Plan (SRF) endorsed in 2018 by Manchester City Council’s Executive Committee. We have since been commissioned as lead Landscape Architect for the 6 acre park and surrounding streets, culminating in the submission of a detailed planning application which was approved earlier this year. We are also the retained urban designers, working in a client side role to safeguard the SRF vision, and the detailed architect working on a new commercial building above the old railway depot and a multi-storey car park.

We are supported in our bold and transformative vision by a strong public-private partnership - The Mayfield Partnership, which comprises Manchester City Council, Transport for Greater Manchester, LCR and regeneration specialist U+I, with Deloitte Real Estate as the planning adviser to the partnership.

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Work is expected to commence on-site on the park and the buildings this year

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Mayfield shortlisted for the Planning Awards