Airport City Manchester delivers the potential to capitalise on the airport’s existing strengths and growth forecasts as a well established international business and transport hub that is set to double its passenger capacity by 2030. This reflects worldwide trends in airport-linked development that show real success in harnessing such potential, as successful Airport City concepts already functioning across the globe prove.
Designed as an international destination in its own right, Airport City will be crucial in elevating the Manchester City Region in the rankings of the world’s great cities, whilst reinforcing Manchester Airport as a key international commercial location. This will be achieved through the creation of over 4 million ft2 of quality business space, including: Manufacturing, logistics accommodation, grade A offices, hotels, retail and leisure across a 150 acre regeneration site.
The realisation of Airport City will significantly accelerate economic growth in the region by creating an internationally competitive business environment that offers the global reach, transport connectivity and available land assets to attract major private sector investment. This will be further enhanced by the recent designation of Airport City as one of the UK’s vanguard Enterprise Zones, affording new occupiers up to £275,000 worth of rates relief, a simplified planning process, as well as superfast broadband and focused support from the UKTI for inward investment.