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From One Crane in 2011 to 78 Construction Sites – Manchester is Thriving

  • Publish Date: Posted over 2 years ago
  • Author: Rhys Harris

From One Crane in 2011 to 78 Construction Sites – Manchester is Thriving

 INDUSTRY NEWS| 2 MIN READ

  • Manchester overtakes Los Angeles and Chicago in the building boom

  • 14,480 residential units are currently under construction, double that of two years ago

  • Find your next opportunity by contacting Morson’s construction recruitment team

From One Crane in 2011 to 78 Construction Sites – Manchester is Thriving


New research from Deloitte states that Manchester is one of the fastest-growing cities in Europe and even overtakes the construction project numbers for Los Angeles, Seattle and Chicago.

The annual crane survey revealed that Manchester has 14,480 residential units currently under construction, double that of two years ago. Not to mention 2,129 hotel rooms and 2,006,897 sq ft of office space being built.

Just three large hotel completions in the city centre include easyHotel’s budget Bradley House (115 rooms), Motel One’s second opening on Cross Street (302 rooms) and StayCity in Gateway House (182 rooms).

Partner and Regional Head at Deloitte Real Estate, Simon Bedford said:

“If Manchester had featured in the recently published North American Crane Index, it would have ranked number two – behind Toronto but in front of Seattle, Los Angeles and Chicago.

That might have seemed like a remarkable stat a few years ago given Manchester only had one crane in the sky in 2011, but today the figure is a massive 78 sites under construction.”

It is clear that gradually, Manchester’s skyline is transforming with international building designers leaving their mark on our vibrant city. Many of the construction projects have been backed by significant investment, a strong business community and an influx of new talent wanting to live and work in Manchester.

Rhys Harris, Associate Director at Morson International said:

“This is great news for Manchester and yet more evidence that the construction industry is booming. Coupled with the increase in cranes in the city, we are also experiencing a significant increase in the number of construction jobs available, giving candidates the perfect opportunity to progress their career with Morson.”