£1bn housing scheme for Manchester

More than 6,000 new homes are to set to be built in once rundown parts of Manchester.

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£1bn housing scheme for 'run down' Manchester

Sheikh Mansour Credit: PA

Plans for 6000 new homes in run down parts of Manchester have been revealed as part of a £1bn deal.Manchester council today announced the 10-year agreement and Manchester City owners the Abu Dhabi United Group. But they need more investors over the next decade to make it a reality.

The first phase of the plan is to build at least 830 new homes in the Ancoats area of the city and New Islington.

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