Aug 05, 2020

UK Government announces £23 million investment into Mayfield

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Yesterday the UK Government announced that they will invest £23 million into Mayfield, our mixed-use, urban neighbourhood in the heart of Manchester, anchored by the city centre’s first new public park in 100 years.
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Mayfield Park will inspire a greener future for the city centre and create opportunities for inner city residents to easily access and enjoy the outdoors. The current COVID-19 climate has highlighted how important this is, which makes the project even more momentous. It's also a symbolic project for our studio, where we practice a landscape led approach to urbanism; it's a significant project for everyone involved.”
Duncan Paybody SEW Associate Director and Landscape Urbanist, who is leading our designs for Mayfield Park
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Our role on this major regenerative project includes leading the landscape design for the new park and surrounding public realm strategy. Here, our ‘nature first’ proposals include opening up the River Medlock, allowing nature to finds its way into the city, creating new riverside habitats and providing a flood plain that can accommodate climate-change scenarios. The planting design of this floodable park is being shaped with the future in mind, pre-empting the likely climate shift of 1-2 degrees, and the hard materials will either be recycled or sourced locally to minimise carbon footprint but maximise local character.

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Overall, Studio Egret West are the urban designers for Mayfield, landscape architects for the new park, and architects for the first phase multi-storey car park. The plans are being delivered by the public-private Mayfield Partnership, a joint venture between regeneration specialist U+I, Manchester City Council, Transport for Greater Manchester and developer LCR.


UK Government announces £23 million investment into Mayfield