Central Manchester Development Corporation

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Central Manchester Development Corporation
Founded1988
HeadquartersManchester, England
Key people
Dr James Grigor OBE, Chairman
John Glestor, CEO

The Central Manchester Development Corporation was established in 1988 to develop parts of eastern Manchester. Its flagship developments included the Bridgewater Hall concert auditorium. During its lifetime 1.5 m sq.ft. of non-housing development and 2,583 housing units were built. Around 4,944 new jobs were created and some £303m of private finance was leveraged in. Circa 86 acres (350,000 m2) of derelict land was reclaimed and 1.3 miles (2.1 km) of new road and footpaths put in place.[1]

The Chairman was Dr James Grigor and the Chief Executive was John Glester. It was dissolved in 1996.[2]

References[edit]

  1. ^ Impact of Urban Development Corporations in Leeds, Bristol and Central Manchester, DETR, 1998.
  2. ^ "The Central Manchester Development Corporation (Dissolution) Order 1996". www.legislation.gov.uk. Retrieved 2018-08-28.