What's happening

Transforming Beswick

14/09/2012 - 28/10/2012

We want to hear your comments on proposed plans being submitted to Manchester City Council to create new community facilities.

The proposals cover 16 acres of Beswick and Openshaw West, taking in the land around Grey Mare Lane and Alan Turing Way, including the development site to the south-west corner of the City Football Academy.

Click link to see the proposed plans in detail

These will help transform the area and benefit local people by creating jobs, a sixth-form college, leisure facilities and new shops.

The new facilities aim to create 195 new jobs and bring 2,500 visitors every day to a ‘community campus’.

This project is led by Manchester City Council and supported by Manchester City Football Club and many other organisations.

In 2011, a public consultation gave East Manchester residents the chance to give their views on plans for new community facilities as part of the Eastlands Regeneration Framework. 65% of people who replied felt that East Manchester was changing for the better and when asked about the overall plans for the area, 76% felt the plans were exciting.

Now East Manchester is once again becoming an attractive and vibrant place, but there is still work to do. If approved, these proposals will take the regeneration of the area to the next stage.

Come and view the proposals

We invite you to an exhibition about this project at Beswick Library, from 17 September to 27 October.

Opening hours:
Monday to Thursday: 11am–2pm and 3–7pm
Friday: Closed
Saturday: 9am–1pm and 2–5pm
Sunday: Closed.

Staffed drop-in sessions

You are welcome to attend drop-in sessions, at which staff from New East Manchester will be on hand to answer questions:

Thursday 20 September, 3–7pm
Wednesday 26 September, 3–7pm
Wednesday 3 October, 3–7pm
Saturday 13 October, 9am–1pm
Thursday 18 October, 3–7pm
Saturday 20 October, 9am–1pm

How you can comment

The feedback you provide will be reviewed and taken into consideration. Comments should be received by 28 October 2012.

You can comment by completing the questionnaire on the leaflets and handing it in at the exhibition, or returning it to Freepost MR1514, Town Hall, Manchester M60 2BR (no stamp needed).

Alternatively, you can complete this questionnaire online

you can also email comments to info@neweastmanchester.com

We look forward to hearing your views on this exciting project for East Manchester.

The proposed plans include:

A new leisure centre with a public swimming pool

Connell Sixth-Form College – a 600-place sixth-form college for 16 to 19-year-olds from East Manchester

New improved local shops

A Sports Research Institute

A new rugby pitch for use by the local community, schools and athletes

A pedestrian-friendly campus, including a new crossing point for Alan Turing Way and the proposed closure of a short section of Grey Mare Lane

New energy and broadband technology.

Download the Masterplan

Beswick Masterplan PDF

Download the full report

Transforming Beswick Masterplan Report

Part 1
Part 2



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.