Manchester City Council hopes to draw up a masterplan including rejuvenation of Parsonage Gardens in the city centre, with Deloitte appointed to advise.
It is understood that the project, should it go ahead, would be the first in a series of redevelopments of small garden sites. Similar areas include Sackville Gardens, which is located between Manchester College’s Shena Simon Campus, Whitworth Street and Sackville Street, and St John’s Gardens, which lies off Lower Byrom Street behind the ABC building on Quay Street, although the council declined to say at this stage which other locations it was exploring.
A draft framework is due to be discussed at the city council’s executive meeting on 12 February. Details have yet to be revealed.
If the proposals for Parsonage Gardens, which sits behind the House of Fraser between Deansgate and Parsonage, is approved, the council would launch a consultation to gather public opinion on the designs.
Deloitte declined to comment on the project.