New images of Ancoats Green released as work starts on the site

The green will feature walking and cycling routes, wildflower areas and wetlands

By Natalie Rees | 18 January 2024

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New images of what Ancoats Green is set to look like following its transformation have been released.

Major investment into the space behind Poland Street is now underway, marking the final chapter of the regeneration of Ancoats which began more than 20 years ago.

It is hoped the Green will act as a new focal point for the area, with plans including a new walking and cycling route, wildflower areas and wetland planting. 

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With community at the heart of the plans, the installation of new play areas with accessible equipment as well as space for hosting small events is hoped to secure the area for future generations.

The sustainable project will also see granite paving stones previously at home in Albert Square, which have been removed during the Our Town Hall project, lovingly reused on the new site.

As it was once home to the flint glass works district of Ancoats, the designs at the park’s entrance will reference the area’s industrial past. 

Cllr Bev Craig, Leader of the Council, said: “This is part of a long-standing and long-term commitment that we have to make Manchester a greener, more attractive and cleaner place to live. 

“We are committed to creating more high-quality green spaces for residents and visitors and this project is echoed by green investment across our city – including throughout or Victoria North programme, as well as the former Central Retail Park and our new Mayfield Park.”

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She added: “Ancoats Green will be the focal point that this neighbourhood needs, becoming the lynchpin of the ongoing development in the area – and the final chapter on the regeneration of Ancoats over the last two decades.”