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Manchester MP welcomes Chinese investment

The MP for Manchester Withington, John Leech has welcomed the announcement of an £800 million investment in Manchester Airport.

The investment comes as part of the City Deal policy which invests in business and employment opportunities for large cities outside London.

This is great news for south Manchester and it is estimated will bring in 16,000 more jobs to the Manchester area.

This reaffirms the government’s commitment to job creation.

The airport city adds to the 60,000 new jobs HS2 will bring to the area and go even further in bridging the North-South divide.

Since 2010 the Liberal Democrats in Government have helped to create 1.4m new private sector jobs in the UK and aim to create a million more by 2015.

– John Leech MP for Manchester Withington

Airport City: how it will look

Aerial view of Airport City looking south. The 150 acre development will deliver 16,000 jobs. Credit: MAG
Aerial view of Airport City on the north side Credit: MAG
View of of Airport City Credit: MAG
One of the proposed office buildings at Airport City, Manchester on the north International Business Hub site. Credit: MAG
Part of 13 acre Central Park that sits at the heart of the development on the north site. Credit: MAG
South site Credit: MAG

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Chinese company confirmed as part of Airport City group

Manchester Airport Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire

A Chinese construction company has been confirmed as part of a venture that will develop an £800 million business park next to Manchester Airport. The scheme, which it's hoped will be completed within the next ten years, could create up to 16,000 jobs in the North West.

The news was announced this morning by Chancellor George Osborne during a visit to Beijing.

Chancellor George Osborne made the announcement in Beijing Credit: Tim Goode/EMPICS Entertainment