In September 2014, Manchester City Council approved a masterplan and SRF for Manchester Science Park, to help guide its future development.
The 2014 Manchester Science Park SRF recognised the important role that Manchester Science Partnerships (MSP) could play in growing investment and employment opportunities in science and technology, and sharing these benefits with local communities.
It supports activity such as:
- Development of new workspace buildings, on areas of existing surface car park.
- Improved public realm and retail options, which are open to all.
- Delivery of apprenticeships and training initiatives.
Why is the SRF being updated?
MSP has made great progress with the masterplan, including completion of the Bright Building. There are now more than 150 businesses and more than 2,000 employees located at Manchester Science Park. Opportunities for the local community to share in the benefits of a successful site continue to be maximised, including through job creation, support for training initiatives for young people and better connectivity.
In 2018, MSP identified that the masterplan could do more to support the next phase of regeneration. The 2018 Manchester Science Park SRF also includes additional sites bought by MSP, including Synergy House and Base (formerly Hillel House).
The original priorities and principles remain important and the 2018 Manchester Science Park SRF confirms that MSP will continue to develop as a world-class science and technology campus, with a specialist business growth programme and partner network to help companies of all sizes in the science and technology sector to grow.
The Old Abbey pub will be retained and form part of a new central public space.
The 2018 Manchester Science Park SRF identifies the potential to achieve an increased amount of new workspace across the masterplan. This means that the needs of a range of businesses, from start-ups to national and international companies, can be met at Manchester Science Park, whilst creating more job and learning opportunities.
Public Engagement Session - Wednesday 20th March 2019 4pm - 7pm
In November 2018, Manchester City Council’s Executive Committee endorsed the 2018 Manchester Science Park SRF for a period of formal engagement, which is expected to start in early March 2019.
In addition, MSP would like to offer you the opportunity to learn more about the 2018 Manchester Science Park SRF 2018. The project team will be hosting a public engagement and drop-in session at the Aquarius Centre on Eden Close in Hulme, on Wednesday 20 March 2019, between 4pm and 7pm.
Members of the project team will be on hand to explain the SRF in detail and to answer any questions that you may have.
Customer Engagement Session - Wednesday 20th March 2019 12pm - 2pm
We'd like to use this opportunity to gain valuable feedback from MSP customers. This will take place at the Bright Building, Manchester Science Park between 12pm - 2pm.
How can I comment?
How can I comment? We would very much like to hear your views on the draft 2018 Manchester Science Park SRF.
Please do come along to the Public Exhibition and/or the MSP Customer Consultation and speak to one of the team – there will also be comment cards available to complete on the day.
If you have any further questions about the SRF just let us know by filling out the question form on this page by Wednesday 24th April 2019. Manchester City Council are also running a formal consultation process, which will include publication of the draft 2018 Manchester Science Park SRF on their website.
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