Artist's impression of the proposed Openshaw district centre
Artist's impression of the proposed Openshaw district centre

CPO go-ahead for Dransfield’s Openshaw district centre

Manchester City Council has approved a compulsory purchase order for the £40m redevelopment of the Openshaw district centre in east Manchester.

Dransfield Properties, working with Manchester City Council and urban regeneration company New East Manchester, has planning consent to create an 83,000 sq ft food store, ten retail units from 1,765 sq ft to 22,500 sq ft, a 22,500 sq ft leisure unit, 57,000 sq ft of offices, cafés and restaurants and 670 car parking spaces.

New East Manchester is aiming to double the population of the area over the next ten years.

Tom Russell, chief executive of New East Manchester, said: "The area is already seeing major investment in new health and leisure facilities and major new housing renewal programmes are scheduled for the coming months.

"These improvements wil be greatly enhanced by the new shopping centre and we look forward to working closely with Dransfield to bring it to fruition."

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