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Airport City Manchester is one of the most exciting business destinations in development today, and one of the most significant in the UK since the 2012 Olympic Park. It is also the first official project following on from the signing of the UK-China MoU for infrastructure cooperation.
The total planning area of Airport City Manchester comprises of approximately 500,000m2 GFA, with a total development cost of 650m and total value of 800m. The site encompasses offices, advanced manufacturing and logistics facilities, along with hotels and ancillary retail. Directly adjacent to Manchester Airport, it is perfectly positioned for the UK, Europe and the world.
It boasts unrivalled connectivity, and enables businesses to create a bespoke building in a high-spec, highly serviced environment. The surrounding areas also offer a desirable lifestyle for those who relocate, with outstanding residential, education and leisure facilities. In addition, the team is offering a unique concierge service, Connect, providing a range of services and support to international businesses and people locating to Airport City Manchester.
Welcome to Airport City Manchester
Manchester Airports Group is the countrys largest UK-owned airport operator, owning a total of four airports: Manchester, London Stansted, East Midlands and Bournemouth.
Manchester Airports Group developed the concept of Airport City Manchester as the first Airport City in the UK. The creation of Airport City transforms the airport from a transport hub to a business destination, supports the growth of the international route network and capitalises on the major investment in transport infrastructure offered at the station. We are delighted to be working with our partners to deliver this exciting transformational project.
Charlie Cornish Manchester Airports Group, Group Chief Executive
BCEG is a leading construction and engineering company in China and is already active in global markets, particularly in the USA.
Airport City is perfectly positioned to take advantage of all the region has to offer, while remaining directly connected to the rest of the world. The development is built on values we share: an intelligent approach, a global outlook, a focus on growth, and a commitment to quality. We look forward to our shared future together.
Xing Yan BCEG International, Managing Director
The Joint Venture
Manchester Airports Group Airport City Manchester Charlie Cornish
Beijing Construction Engineering Group
Carillion PLC is a leading integrated support services company with a substantial portfolio of public/private partnerships and extensive construction experience across the globe.
Carillions involvement with the Airport City project cements many long standing relationships with MAG, GMPF and development manager Argent, and brings a welcome new partnership with BCEG. The Airport City project not only provides an opportunity for growth within Manchester, but also to a wider international market, of which Carillion is proud to already be involved with. We are delighted to be a member of the consortium to deliver this prestigious project which reflects our reputation for quality and reliability.
Simon Eastwood Carillion Developments, Managing Director
Carillion PLC Simon Eastwood
GMPF is the pension scheme for the ten local authorities in Greater Manchester, as well as a range of other bodies. It is also part of the nationwide pension scheme for local authorities.
The Greater Manchester Pension Fund is delighted to be a partner in the Airport City project. This innovative development will attract international businesses to locate to the region and support economic growth in Manchester and the wider North West.
Cllr. Kieran QuinnChair of the Greater Manchester Pension Fund
(Greater ManchesterPension Fund)
One of the Top 10 European business cities The Financial Times
The most competitive business city in Europe KPMG Competitive Alternatives, 2014
One of the worlds most liveable cities Economist Intelligence Unit
Manchester lies at the geographical heart of Britain, and is the fastest growing UK city outside London, with a GVA (Gross Value Added) of 51bn annually, Greater Manchester accounts for 40% of GVA generated in the North West.
It is a springboard to the rest of Britain, with excellent rail and road links.
The city enjoys a great international profile. 108m Chinese people (8% of the population) support Manchester United. It also attracts around 5,000 Chinese students each year.
Europes largest university campus with 30,000 students graduating every year from three world-class institutions.
Over 7.2m people (8% of the UK population) live in Manchester and the North West, accounting for 11% of UK GDP.
It is already home to over 2,000 foreign enterprises, plus big UK names like the BBC at MediaCityUK the largest purpose-built media location in Europe.
Over 20m consumers are within a 2-hour drive and more than 60% of the UKs businesses.
It is a centre of technological innovation and advanced manufacturing.
Its home to Manchester Airport, which connects 20m passengers direct to 200 global destinations every year.
Gross Value Added51040%
Why Airport City??
An established business hub with over 20,000 employees on site20,000
A wide range of hotels available
An advanced manufacturing cluster
Unrivalled connectivity to Manchester, the UK & the world
Manchester Enterprise Zone status with a range of benefits for businesses
Shops, bars & restaurants
New offices to meet every requirement
A dedicated industrial & logistics park
Manchester Enterprise Zone
Manchester Enterprise ZoneB u s i n e s s Rates5275,000100%Business Rates Relief
Assisted Area10%Costs of Buildings60%35%1Corporation Tax
An Enterprise Zone is a Government support area, specially allocated for business. They are designed to support new and existing businesses by offering incentives. There are currently 24 Enterprise Zones in England.
The Manchester Enterprise Zone offers reductions in Business Rates, Superfast Broadband and an accelerated planning system so that developments can happen quicker. By locating your business at Airport City Manchester, you can claim up to 100%Business Rates relief (worth up to 275,000) over a 5-year period.
The Enterprise Zone is also an Assisted Area, this means that businesses can apply for grant funding for development, including up to 10% of the costs of buildings, 60% of the cost of training and 35% of the cost of research and development investment. Businesses at Manchester Enterprise Zone can also enjoy enhanced capital allowances. This allows them to write off up to 100 Million against corporation tax for qualifying investments in plant and machinery.
Why Invest In Manchester?
With one of Europes largest economies, at 50bn, Manchester is second only to London in the UK and is ranked in the top 10 European Business Cities by the Financial Times, driven by a workforce of over 7m people within a 50 mile radius and connected globally by the UKs 3rd largest airport, serving approximately 20m passengers per year. Manchester is ranked in the top 20 European cities in which to locate a business and is ranked in 16th position by the Cushman & Wakefield European Cities Monitor. This is undoubtedly reflected in Greater Manchesters success in attracting foreign owned companies to the region with over 2,000 foreign owned companies currently making Greater Manchester their home.
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Running a business in Manchester is around 40% cheaper than running a business in London.
A connected city Airport City is built on the principle of connectivity because in todays globalised world, collaboration and connection are more important than ever.
The centre of everything
Manchester Airport links 20m passengers a year direct to over 200 destinations, every year a figure thats set to double by 2030.
As well as New York, Paris, Dubai and Singapore, passengers can fly direct to Abu Dhabi, Frankfurt, Chicago, and Hong Kong.
Flight times from Manchester Airport to key global business destinations
Paris 1.3hrs Frankfurt 1.4hrs New York 7.4hrs Dubai 7.5hrs Beijing 12hrs Sing