Saturday, 24 February 2007

Year 12 - Regeneration in Manchester

Continuing with the current theme of investigating re-urbanisation in UK cities. Today's Guardian newspaper carries and article about the 'New Islington' project in the Ancoats area of east Manchester. Similar in some ways to the Eldonian Project in Liverpool, the regeneration company urban Splash have consulted the original residents of the area all through the planning and building of the project. Although far from finished, there have been significant improvemets in the area, but Urban Splash ultimate aim is to integrate affluent 'newcomers' into the project.
Whether this causes issues in the future remains to be seen?
CLICK HERE to read the article for yourself.
Photograph by Len Grant, courtesy of