Manchester City Council have announced plans to buy Wythenshawe shopping centre from St. Modwen

The council says that it has been working on a long-term future vision for the potential regeneration of the town centre that includes new homes, employment and cultural space alongside investment into public realm.

The acquisition will they say have no impact to traders, tenants and businesses in the centre, allowing them to continue to provide valued services to local customers without disruption.

Cllr Gavin White, Manchester City Council’s executive member for housing and development, said:
“We know how important the town centre is to local people in Wythenshawe as a lifeline to shops and amenities. We also know that residents have wanted to see more investment in the centre for some time, so it’s fantastic to get the ball rolling on what will be a transformational redevelopment for the centre and for local people.

“We’ll be undertaking some consultation exercises with local people in the coming weeks and months to share our vision for the town centre and get invaluable feedback from the very people who use it regularly.”

A spokesperson for St. Modwen said:
“As St. Modwen’s strategy has shifted in recent years to focus on logistics development and housebuilding, we are happy that Manchester City Council will be the custodians of Wythenshawe Town Centre moving forward. We see a great future for the area and look forward to seeing Wythenshawe thrive as part of longer-term regeneration plans.”


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