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Sports Fields For City Centre

Manchester city centre is to benefit from two sports pitches where two car parks formerly lay.

Written by . Published on December 20th 2013.


Sports Fields For City Centre
 

NOMA has announced plans for two sports pitches at the heart of the 20-acres development, on land currently used for car parking off Miller Street, Manchester.  The recreational facilities are the first of their kind in the city centre.

“This is a great new facility in Manchester city centre that reduces the need for a lot of people working and living here to drive significant distances to access sports facilities."

A spokesperson for NOMA said: “As NOMA develops we will continue to explore opportunities to create amenities which will benefit residents and workers alike. In this case two recreational sports facilities on land adjacent to the CIS tower on Miller Street. 

“This is a great new facility in Manchester city centre that reduces the need for a lot of people working and living here to drive significant distances to access sports facilities.

“This project will also benefit local schools, as our partners in the development – Activate – have a long history of engaging with education providers to provide health and well-being advice.

“The sports facilities are part of NOMA’s place making strategy, and are an intermediate use of the land designed to create character and drive footfall.  Over time this area will eventually be given over to office use.” 

NOMA is the £800 million scheme to redevelop 20 acres of the northern part of Manchester city centre. The 10 year programme will create a truly mixed use district, incorporating office space, residential, and leisure facilities.

The fields will be where the green bit is to the left of the CIS Tower

The fields will be where the green bit is to the left of the CIS Tower

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DrakeDecember 20th 2013.

The headline says 'sports fields', the PR actually says 'sports facilities'. We're not talking about five-a-side pitches by any chance are we? In no way a bad idea, but not the green field the headline might suggest (to link into the other car park story).

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Jonathan Schofield - editorDecember 23rd 2013.

The information from the Coop says sports fields as well as facilities

AnonymousDecember 21st 2013.

Will we live to see that run down area finished,I ask? Is a right DUMP....

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