Published: 4th Apr 2019

  U+I development director, James Heather. For a city that loves its own history as much as Manchester, ask many Mancunians where Mayfield Station is and it might elicit some head-scratching. Yet it’s located a stone’s throw from Piccadilly Station, right in the heart of the city. Since the last train left Mayfield in 1986, there have been various failed attempts to bring the 100-year-old former train station back into life, but none had stuck until now. The Mayfield Partnership, which includes Manchester City Council, London & Continental Railways and Transport for Greater Manchester, invited bids in 2016 for a development partner. Regeneration firm U+I, who has a property portfolio worth almost £10bn, beat off fierce competition to develop the project. It was a site that everyone knew the potential of. U + I now plan to build a brand-new urban quarter, featuring 1300 homes, 800 sq … (To read the full article, subscribe below)