“Manchester was rated Best City in the UK 2013 by Economist Intelligence Unit and the 51st Best Place in the World to live.”

Source: Manchester Investment Development Agency Service

“The city is within a two hour drive of approximately 40% of the UK’s population.”

Source: Population Statistic, 2006

“96,300 people are employed in banking, finance and insurance in Manchester and St. Peter’s Square is at the heart of the city centre.”

Source: Nomis – Official Labour Market Statistic

“Manchester has the largest UK office market outside London.”

Source: DTZ

The city centre is a place defined by excellence in design, quality and diversity of offer and St Peter’s Square is set to become one of Manchester’s most important destinations.

ECONOMY
Fastest growing UK economy outside London with an estimated GDP of £50bn. 80 of FTSE 100 companies and 50 international banks are represented in Manchester.

CONNECTIONS
Manchester Airport is the largest in the UK after Gatwick and Heathrow. Central Manchester is served by two mainline stations (Piccadilly and Victoria) and three commuter stations (Oxford Road, Salford Central and Deansgate).

CULTURE
Cultural centre of the North of England, new home to the BBC. There is 3.23million sq ft of retail accommodation in Manchester. There is a population of 2.6 million and 50% of the workforce live within 20 minutes’ travel time.