MAYFIELD Depot train station is to be converted into a four-storey events space, including a food and drink market, theatre, and gig venue.

The depot will be being completely refurbished by London company U+I, specialist regeneration andproperty development company.


James Heather has been reported as the development director responsible for delivering the company’s transformational vision for the Mayfield area of Manchester city centre. Heather has more recently been instrumental in the delivery of One St Peter’s Square in Manchester city centre.

Heather said: “This is a genuinely exciting time to be joining U+I and to be involved in the delivery of an project like Mayfield. There will be an authenticity and a distinctive essence to what we do here with an inclusive approach that engages residents, local businesses and visitors. The more you scratch away at the site’s history, the more enthralling it becomes. Our vision is to use this history to shape its future into a bustling and vibrant area which plays a major part in enhancing Manchester. It is going to be an exciting journey.”

Richard Upton, Deputy Chief Executive of U+I, said: “James brings considerable development expertise and a close and deep understanding of Manchester to our team. We are delighted to have him on board as we create a new, distinctive and vibrant city centre destination and a lasting legacy for the city.”

The renovation will be opening thousands more jobs for Manchester, the population of which has grown 7.2% since 2004. It has also been said that between 2014 and 2024 over 110,000 more jobs will open in Manchester, which would mean that the development would be opening a large amount of the up and coming jobs around the city.

The Mayfield Partnership’s plan for the regeneration of Mayfield is to deliver an iconic, £850m mixed-use community in the heart of the city. The development which is currently based on Jordan Street, Manchester, will begin to take place on March 1st 2017.

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