The Mayfield Partnership comprising LCR, Manchester City Council and Transport for Greater Manchester, has appointed leading regeneration specialist, U+I as its development partner for the Mayfield Quarter in Manchester.

The 24-acre site adjacent to Manchester Piccadilly Station is home to the vacant Mayfield railway station and has been overlooked for over half a century. Our plans for the regeneration of Mayfield will deliver a memorable, £850m mixed-use community in the heart of Manchester.

Our framework plan proposes a new 6-acre park in the heart of the city, 1,300 homes, 75,000 sq m of office space, a 350-bedroom hotel, retail and leisure facilities generating over 7,500 office, retail, leisure and construction jobs. It will reshape and extend the city towards Ardwick, building on the benefits of the Northern Hub rail expansion plans and acting as a catalyst for the regeneration of the wider Piccadilly area in anticipation of HS2.

Mayfield has a rich industrial heritage, from the Hoyles Calico printing and dying factory, one of the most famous textile factories in the 1800s, to the Mayfield relief station of the early 1900s.

Our framework retains these features and explores the historical narrative through the landscape of a proposed park. Opening the retained Mayfield Platform to the public, we envisage creating an elevated public space, inspired by the High-Line in New York, culminating in a truly layered post-industrial landscape that is unique to Manchester.