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The Future of Manchester – a dynamic production

COVID-19 has forced us to completely rethink the way we live, work and move around. It has begged the question: what is it that makes a great city?

Manchester is one of the fastest-growing cities in the UK. With cranes dominating the skyline, billions continue to be invested into the city centre as it evolves into a city of quarters. But with the population set to double in the next five years and the nature of work evolving rapidly, how can Manchester become a global showcase for the workspaces of the future?

By combining live, on-the-spot investigation with elements of virtual debate, this dynamic production takes a closer look at the lessons learnt from the past year and how Manchester will lead the way to becoming a world-class, zero-carbon city by 2038.

Watch the film below.

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Speakers include:

  • Andy Burnham, mayor, Greater Manchester
  • Chris Cheap, regional managing director, Avison Young
  • Lou Cordwell OBE, chair, Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership
  • James Evans, director, head of office, Savills
  • Dan Hyde, senior development manager, MEPC
  • Michael Ingall, chairman & chief executive, Allied London
  • Daniel Monaghan, partner, Shoosmiths
  • Andrew Pattinson, partner, Shoosmiths
  • Tom Whittington, director, Savills
  • Louise Wyman, strategic director of growth & development, Manchester City Council
  • Chair: Samantha McClary, editor, EG


This information is for educational purposes only and does not constitute legal advice. It is recommended that specific professional advice is sought before acting on any of the information given. © Shoosmiths LLP 2022.


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