The Manchester Institute for Collaborative Research on Ageing (MICRA) has published its first report on the Northern Gateway.
In 2018, Manchester announced the largest and most ambitious residential-led development in its history, with plans for up to 15,000 homes to be built over a 15-20 year period. The project, called the Northern Gateway, stretches from Victoria Station in the city centre to Queens Park in the north-east.
MICRA decided to establish a partnership between the Council, the developers and academics from Manchester University and Manchester School of Architecture to advise on age friendly (all age, flexible and adaptable) design options.
This new report is one of the first outcomes of this partnership. It focuses on Collyhurst, one of the neighbourhoods included in the Northern Gateway redevelopment. It presents findings from research which included 22 interviews with residents and regeneration stakeholders and two focus groups with local residents.
The report argues that, by incorporating age-friendly approaches, the Northern Gateway has the potential to become a flagship urban regeneration project.
Read the report and learn more about the research here