Manchester Crane Survey 2019

A year of delivery

Establishing itself as one of Europe’s fastest growing cities, Manchester continues to lead the way in catering for an increasing metropolitan population. Entire new neighbourhoods are in development redefining the parameters of the city centre as it pushes outwards and upwards driving record levels of construction.

Manchester - record-breaking residential

The key findings show:

  • Over 14,400 residential units under construction across 48 developments 
  • Anticipated residential delivery over the next three years due to exceed the previous 10 years combined
  • Construction commenced on 44 new schemes  
  • 13 office developments totalling over 2 million sq ft began construction 
  • Significant investment resulted in over 1.1 million sq ft of education and research space

Explore our findings

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

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About Deloitte Regional Crane Surveys

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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