Developer chosen for £100m Deansgate station overhaul

Henry Boot Developments has been selected by Network Rail as the preferred partner for a £100m transformation of Manchester’s Deansgate railway station.

The redevelopment will see the existing grade two-listed station building retained, with works undertaken to enhance the entrance, refresh the layout and improve accessibility. There is also a wider commercial scheme planned alongside the station, although details are yet to be revealed.

The project is in its early stages, and an advisory team is set to be appointed.

Other Henry Boot projects in Manchester city centre include Kampus, a £250m mixed-use scheme in a joint venture with Capital & Centric, Silk Works, Equitable Building and the Island site on John Dalton Street; set to be a commercial development in partnership with Greater Manchester Pension Fund.

Adam Brady, director and head of Henry Boot’s Manchester office, said: “There is such a lot happening in this part of the city and this site really stands out as a missed opportunity. This is an incredibly exciting project with huge potential. It’s a transformation that will deliver a vastly more pleasant experience for passengers travelling through the station, and also something really special on the adjoining land and buildings.

“HBD has built a really strong team in Manchester who all live, work and play here and are totally committed to creating buildings and spaces that bring positive change. As always we’re looking to collaborate with the best talent in the city to help deliver our vision.”

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