Manchester looks set to get a world-class sports university



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Fifteen years after this British city hosted the Commonwealth games and two years on from the opening of Manchester City’s Etihad Campus, East Manchester is set to benefit from another huge development.

Manchester City Council and Manchester Metropolitan University are in talks to create a world-class sports campus fit for 3,000 undergraduates next to the Etihad Stadium.

The new university would take advantage of the nearby athletics, tennis and squash centres as well as the facilities on offer at Manchester City, and the Council sees it as the lynchpin for the next regeneration boom in the city.

The currently vacant land next to the Etihad Stadium is absolutely perfect for a masterplan development like this. Not only does it lay close to the city centre and relevant world class facilities, the local area is one of the poorest in Europe and is crying out for a new lease of life.

The Council’s draft masterplan for the development will go before the planners in the near future and hopes to convince the authorities of both the social and the business case for the development. It is not unreasonable to expect hundreds of millions of pounds of benefit for the local area to be the result of this, if it is approved.

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