Circle Square is an exciting multi-million pound, mixed-use neighbourhood, created on the site of the former BBC building on Oxford Road.
Manchester Metropolitan University is committed to creating a truly modern campus in the heart of Manchester. To realise this they developed a Public Realm Masterplan, which will be delivered over several phases and reshape the public areas at the centre of their campus.
The university consulted with close neighbours, staff and students about their plans in 2019 and 2020. Manchester City Council granted planning permission in June 2021 to deliver exciting plans for the first phase of the project, which includes the All Saints Park redevelopment.
Works to deliver the first phase have started with experienced contractor Casey delivering the project which is expected to be completed by spring 2024.
The project will boost biodiversity and open up the area around All Saints Park. Once completed, both pedestrians and cyclists will be prioritised on both Lower Ormond Street and Cavendish Street.
As part of the project, new trees and wildflower areas will be planted, creating a greener, more biodiverse space for everyone to enjoy. Highlights include:
- New trees and the creation of more biodiverse habitats
- Increased seating and outdoor workspaces
- A safer, more secure and well-lit public realm day and night
- A walkable inclusive and easy-to-navigate campus
- Encouragement of active travel (walking, running and cycling)
The School of Digital Arts (SODA) is a purpose-built, interdisciplinary school at Manchester Metropolitan University that offers an interdisciplinary approach to creative courses.
All Saints Park is a beautiful green space in the heart of the Oxford Road Corridor. Perfect for a quick moment of calm on a busy day.