Manchester city centre paves the way for more green space, with its first public park in 100 years

Manchester city centre is being transformed in to a green space with the first new public park in 100 years.

A nature-friendly, urban oasis, Mayfield Park will be a transformative and sustainable public amenity for the people of Greater Manchester.

The 6.5-acre park will surround the banks of the River Medlock and feature parkland and gardens with trees and shrubbery, as well as walkways for the public to use.

Mayfield Park will also feature space for everyone to use, including play areas, space for sports, an urban square, floodable meadows and quiet spaces for those who want a break from the city.

The UK Government is to invest £23 million in Mayfield, which will fund the creation of the 6.5-acre Mayfield Park as well as commercial space.

In addition to the park and enabling works the investment will support the creation of between four and 6km of roads, cycleways and walkways across Mayfield.

The investment is part of the UK’s strategy to build back better from the COVID-19 pandemic.

The development of the space, currently home to Mayfield depot, will transform it into a vibrant new neighbourhood – ideally located by Piccadilly station for young professionals and people visiting the city.


Rosa Medea is Life & Soul Magazine’s Chief. She writes about lifestyle including sustainable and green living.

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