Final green light for Gary Neville's St Michael's scheme from housing secretary

St Michaels Square new

The controversial £200m St Michael’s redevelopment project in Manchester city centre has been given the final go-ahead by Secretary of State for Housing James Brokenshire.

The scheme, which is being developed by former Premier League winning footballers Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs’ St Michael’s Partnership, has gone through several design changes and Neville said he was “excited” to have finally received the green light after 10 years working on the project.

After previous proposals were rebuffed by Manchester City Council, revised plans for the 700,000 sq ft Bootle Street scheme were created by architects Hodder+Partners and submitted earlier this year ahead of council approval pending a review by the secretary of state.

This is premium content

You must be logged in to view premium stories.

Gated access promo

Subscribe for full access

Take out a print and online or online only subscription and you will get immediate access to:

  • Breaking industry news as it happens
  • Expert analysis and comment from industry leaders
  • Unlimited access to all stories, including premium content
  • Full access to all our online archive

To get access to premium content subscribe today

Alternatively REGISTER for a free trial to access up to 4 articles and sign up for email alerts

If you are already a registered user or a subscriber you can SIGN IN now