Manchester Crane Survey 2018

Living for the city

Backed by significant investor confidence, a strong business community, and an influx of new talent, the demand for property, particularly in the residential market, has never been more evident.

Cementing itself as a thriving global destination, how has this driven construction in Manchester City Centre?

Manchester - ‘one of Europe’s fastest growing cities’

The key findings show:

  • Over 11,000 residential units under construction across 41 developments 
  • Residential under construction up 60% on previous year
  • Construction commenced on 32 new schemes 
  • Six office developments totalling 1.5million sq ft began construction 
  • 62,557 sq ft of retail and leisure space delivered, representing a four-fold increase on previous year

Explore our findings

City Core
Spinningfields / Leftbank
Northern Fringe
Southern Arc
Salford Fringe
Manchester Periphery

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The Deloitte Regional Crane Survey reports on development activity, examining the key sectors and external market factors influencing city centre construction.

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