Over the past ten years New East Manchester Ltd (NEM) has been working to transform East Manchester into a location of choice to live, work and invest. 

Key achievements from 2000 - 2010

Rebuilding the economic base

  • 197,000 sq m of new commercial floor space built
  • Nearly 1,300 local companies supported by business advisors
  • Completion of Eastlands, building on the successful delivery of the Commonwealth Games held in 2002
  • Major investment at Central Park
  • Development of the Sharp Project underway

Helping local people who can work to work

  • More than 6,200 residents have been assisted into employment
  • Nearly 600 local people given free training through the East Manchester Construction Training Centre
  • Over 180 local people have started their own businesses with the advice and support of NEM
  • More than 1,000 East Manchester residents recruited and trained through partnership programmes with local employers including Tesco, Asda
  • and Matalan
  • Currently supporting Morrisons and Fine Lady Bakeries with their recruitment
  • The percentage of working age residents claiming benefits has reduced from 40% in 2000 to under 33%

Restructuring the housing market

  • Nearly 5,000 new homes built
  • 6,700 properties improved and thousands more underway
  • The creation of family neighbourhoods, including 3 new shopping
  • centres, 2 new health centres and 7 new children's centres
  • 10 parks improved and 12 community gardens created
  • House prices have risen by 400% since 2000 (from £20,000 to £100,000)
  • The proportion of people wanting to move from the area has reduced from 40% to 24%
  • The population has increased by over 4,000 since 2001

Improving the physical appearance

  • £24 million investment in the Ashton Canal corridor
  • £45 million investment in leisure amenities including Medlock Valley and Clayton Vale
  • £106 million investment in sport facilities including those at Eastlands 
  • Revival of high streets
  • £400 million public and private sector investment into Ancoats and New Islington with major infrastructure and public realm improvements
  • There are now six Green Flag Award winning parks in the area

Improving the education offered

  • Secondary school attendance is at its highest level in 10 years
  • Three high schools rebuilt and a fourth under construction to be opened in September 2010
  • Two new primary schools and two more underway
  • 66% of pupils are now gaining 5+A* - C at GCSE compared to only 21% in 2001.  An increase of over 200%
  • GCSE and Key Stage 2 results are above Manchester average

Our address

New East Manchester Ltd
187 Grey Mare Lane
M11 3ND

T. +44(0) 161 223 1155


New East Manchester Ltd
187 Grey Mare Lane
M11 3ND

New East Manchester Ltd is the urban regeneration company overseeing the renaissance of East Manchester. Find out more about our work.