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The Manchester Crane Survey 2016

Construction activity boost 

In the midst of a politically-contested nationwide housing shortage debate, a year on from Manchester’s Devolution Agreement in 2014 and a growing emphasis from central government on the strength of the Northern Powerhouse, we take a look at how Manchester is continuing to shape possibilities for local government by leading by example.

The 2016 Crane Survey has highlighted the City Region’s propensity to attract investment

The key findings show:

  • Number of new starts up by 40% on 2014 
  • Volume of residential units the highest since 2008
  • 1.04 million sq. ft. of Grade A office space under construction 
  • Hotel development will see the most rooms completed since 2007

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Total number of new starts

Office
Retail
Residential
Student
Education
Leisure
Other

Office development pipeline

Office

Office take up by sector

Salford Fringe
Spinningfields
Southern Arc
City Core
Manchester Periphery
Northern Fringe

Stage

Name/address

Developers

Main use

Total size (sq ft/units)

Completion date

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