George Osborne unveils Manchester Airport City intentions

by Alister POOLE on January 16, 2012

George Osborne, the Chancellor of the Exchequer, today unveiled plans for a new Manchester Airport business park that would cost £659m to construct while creating 13,000 jobs.

If given the green light, the Airport City scheme intends to offer premises of a high quality to international companies that wouldn’t have previously considered moving to the area. The main authority in the north’s largest city, Manchester City Council, commented that the “innovative” scheme will boost both its own economy and that of the UK.

Airport City will become the main point of focus of the Manchester Enterprise Zone with Manchester Airports Group having already compiled plans for a 150-acre business centre. A plot just north of the M56, south of Wythenshawe, has been earmarked for the park.

Mr Osborne said that the project is good for Manchester and the North West as a whole in addition to its native Britain. While there are already two dozen enterprise zones around the country, he continued, Manchester Airport City would end up being the best developed and most advanced of them all.

John Atkins, the Airport City director for the Manchester Airports Group, said that the Airport City would become the first in the UK of such nature and would end up following fellow successful European models already in operation.

Comments on this entry are closed.

Previous post: Greeening insists HS2 will create thousands of West Midlands jobs

Next post: Fears over Olympics blood transport delays