Manchester: Powerhouse of the North
Manchester is rich in heritage, with an established economy and a multi-modal transport network, including the UK’s largest regional airport with daily flights to global destinations. Manchester is also known for its two world-class football clubs, which alone generates a vast amount of tourism and trade.
Manchester has a widely recognised cultural and lifestyle scene, hosting the bi-annual International Arts Festival (MIF), as well as the Conservative and Labour Party Conferences at Manchester Central. Manchester boasts the largest student population in Europe, with over 100,000 students, of which 8,000 are international students.
Manchester is the international business hub of the UK, it’s a city of engineers, scientists, artists and industrialists. It attracts the inquisitive, the ambitious and the innovative. Manchester is identified by overseas investors as a source of opportunity with major strategic developments.
Key international investments include; Media City UK – home to the BBC, Airport City – one of the largest regeneration schemes in the UK with Beijing Construction Engineering Group, the Cooperative’s £800m mixed use site – Noma, and the new £750m First Street development, offering a compelling blend of culture, retail and leisure.