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The vision for
Northern Gateway

FEC, Manchester City Council and partners will invest over £1 billion in developing the Northern Gateway over the next 20 years. All along the Irk River Valley will be new homes, schools, healthcare, connected public spaces and improved travel links. Together, we’ll make the northern gateway a more united, greener place to call home.


A Draft Strategic Regeneration Framework (SRF) has been prepared by Manchester City Council for the Northern Gateway. The draft SRF is the first step in the project and brings together a draft masterplan for the site prepared by architects, Farrells.

We want to hear your thoughts on the development principles identified in the draft Strategic Regeneration Framework (SRF), which will guide the future development of the Northern Gateway area over the next 15 to 20 years


This is one of the largest opportunities for transformational change ever undertaken in Manchester. In conjunction with Manchester City Council, we have crafted a pioneering vision for the Northern Gateway which we hope will appeal to existing and future communities. We at FEC are proud to be involved in such an important project and understand the challenges presented by the site’s industrial legacy. We now have a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity to make the Northern Gateway vision a reality