Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Gary's Plaza Scheme Goes on Display

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Gary's Plaza Scheme Goes on Display

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GARY Neville's plans for a city centre skyscraper and public plaza have gone on show.

But hurry - you have just threeand-a-half hours today to catch a 3D glimpse of what the development would look like.

The plans, which have not yet been submitted to the council, would see a 31-storey luxury hotel built on Jackson's Row off Deansgate, alongside a 21-storey office block.

They would sit in a brand new quarter named St Michael's, including a new two-tier public space and a replacement for the Manchester Reform Synagogue, which would be demolished.

The historic Sir Ralph Abercromby pub also faces demolition, a move that has sparked public opposition. The vacant former Bootle Street police station would go too.

The plans -- part of a joint venture between Gary Neville and Manchester council, backed by Chinese and Singaporean investment - would see 153 new luxury apartments built, plus a 5* hotel, office space, shops, bars and restaurants around the plaza. …

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