Category: Manchester

Manchester & North Set for Boost in Government Investment?

MediaCity UK in Salford Quays, Manchester at night, with the glow of the lights illuminating the water in the foreground.

Following the general election result, the Treasury is proposing to reform rules dictating which cities and regions receive government investment. Summary: Manchester and the north of England could become the focus of new government investment and spending targets The UK Treasury is looking to redefine the rules which outline how, and where, the government makes… Read more »

Property Investment & UK General Election 2019 – Reaction

Boris Johnson on the steps of 10 Downing Street, London UK. In December 2019, Johnson and the Conservative party won a majority in the 2019 general election. The Conservatives have won a large majority at the UK general election. With Boris Johnson elected prime minister, here’s what property investors need to know. What’s happened? The UK general election, held on Thursday 12th December 2019, has resulted in a majority victory for the Conservative party. Boris Johnson has been elected as prime minister.... Read more »

Manchester to Shanghai Direct Flight Route Announced

A Juneyao Air plane taking off from a runway. The airline has just announced the opening of a new direct flight route between Shanghai and Manchester, which city leaders hope will help to drive economic growth in Manchester and the North of England.

The new route, launched by Juneyao Air, is hailed by business leaders as a huge economic boost for Manchester and the north of England. Summary: For the first time, a new direct flight route between Manchester and Shanghai has been announced Starting from March 2020, Juneyao Air will operate three flights a week between China’s… Read more »

Manchester Economic Growth Larger Than UK and European Union

Aerial view looking down on Spinningfields and Deansgate in Manchester city centre. The shot captures some of the main financial glass buildings in Spinningfields, as well as looking down Deansgate towards the north of the city.

New research highlights the pace of growth in Manchester amid surging demand for real estate in the city from investors around the world. Summary: Annual GVA growth levels in the UK and European Union are being recorded in Manchester every quarter It’s just one of several findings in new economic research for the city, which… Read more »

Manchester City Centre Population Has Increased 185% in 15 Years

Market Street in Manchester city, busy with people shopping. The population of Manchester continues to rise.

The population of Manchester is also expected to rise to 600,000 in the next two years, as the city’s council outlines a range of economic statistics and projections in its annual State of the City report. Summary: Over 19,000 more people live in Manchester’s two most central city centre wards today compared with 2004 The… Read more »

Manchester Once Again Ranked UK’s Number One City to Live In

Aerial view over Manchester city centre. Manchester has been rated as the UK's best city to live in on the 2019 Global Liveability Survey.

For another year, Manchester is the highest-ranking UK city on the Economist Intelligence Unit’s annual Global Liveability Survey, once more outperforming London. It underlines the continued demand to live and work in Manchester city centre. Summary: Manchester was 38th on the 2019 Global Liveability Survey, the highest-ranking city in the UK The worldwide research rates… Read more »

Investment in Manchester Commercial Property Continues to Rise

St Peters Square in Manchester, which has undegone significant commercial redevelopment in recent years. Manchester's commercial sector is booming - is this good news for residential property investors?

New record for office-take up in the city, while more commercial developments are proposed and others near completion. Here’s why this confidence is also good news for investors in Manchester’s residential property sector… Summary: Take-up of office space in Manchester in the first six months of 2019 reached its highest level for five years Plans… Read more »

117% Rise in People Moving into Manchester City Centre Apartments

Aerial shot overlooking Manchester city centre with good view of skyline

The city is “hugely appealing to younger generations” thanks to sustained economic and employment growth. Property investment in Manchester is focused on build-to-rent apartments in the city centre, driving yields and capital growth.   Summary: Manchester property continues to experience rising demand, particularly in the city centre residential market In July 2019 there was a… Read more »