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Cornerhouse bar and cinema in Manchester could be knocked down

The Car Hire Manchester Airport branch like the regeneration that has already occurred in that area of the city centre. The added plans are considered a good addition if completed.

The Cornerhouse bar and cinema in Manchester could well come down under plans for a massive mixed used development next to Oxford Road station. A huge 500,000sq ft site on the corner of Whitworth Street West is being marketed to developers for flats, offices, shops, leisure and a hotel.

DTZ have been appointed to give advice to the council and Network Rail on the move, which is one of the last sites in the jigsaw puzzle in moves to regenerate that part of the city centre.

Ken Bishop, senior director at DTZ, is in charge of the project said “We are seeking a development partner with a proven track record in city centre regeneration, preferably with experience in development adjacent to an operational railway line.This opportunity has great potential to make a significant intervention and contribution to the regeneration of this part of the regional centre.”

Council bosses are already developing the First Street plot down the road, including a replacement for the Cornerhouse in the new HOME arts centre, while work on a new block of apartments next door on Whitworth Street West has already begun. The move would also create a better gateway to the city from Oxford Road station, the second busiest in the city.

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