Football star Gary Neville plans $263m Manchester project

Former Manchester United star unveils plans for twin towers development


Gary Neville, the former Manchester United and England footballer, has revealed designs for a $262.8 million twin towers project at the heart of the upcoming St. Michael’s development in Manchester, England.

The proposed development would involve knocking down an entire block in Manchester’s city centre, with plans to build two skyscrapers, a five-star hotel and split-level public plaza, local media said. The two mixed-use towers will be 21-storeys and 31-storeys respectively and surrounded by public spaces.

Neville’s Jackson’s Row Developments company has teamed up with Singapore’s Rowsley, Beijing Construction and Engineering Group International and Manchester City Council to bring to life proposals designed by Make Architects.

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The development is expected to create more than 1,000 jobs. The plans for the project will create two open public spaces on different levels, which will be linked by a 15m staircase and spaced between the two towers.

“Our vision is to deliver the biggest statement in architecture and development that Manchester has seen in modern times,” Neville said, according to a report by Construction Enquirer.

“Our wish is for St Michael’s to become the premier destination in the city that people come to enjoy all year round.

“Through the provision of three stunning new public spaces, St Michael’s Square, The Steps and The Garden, we’re committed to bringing back to life such a key, underused area of the city, which connects Albert Square and St Peter’s Square through to Deansgate and onto Spinningfields.”

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