The regeneration of Smithfield helped to shape Manchester's vibrant, cultural Northern Quarter.

Delivered by
Muse
Location
Manchester
Use
Residential / Affordable / Civic & Community / Education / Homes / Leisure / Mixed Use / Public Space
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Mackie Mayor

Transformation

Smithfield is an innovative £120 million programme of regeneration in Manchester’s trendy Northern Quarter. We blended the city’s heritage and its aspirations for the future, helping to transform the Northern Quarter into one of Manchester’s most sought-after neighbourhoods.

Built on partnership

The area has been delivered in partnership with Manchester City Council, and has created more than 350 apartments, Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn Express hotels and over 30,000 sq ft of workspace accommodating 12 new businesses. It has been a catalyst in the renaissance of this vibrant cultural and creative quarter for Manchester.

Resurrecting an icon

The jewel in the crown of the scheme is the Grade II-listed Mackie Mayor building – the former Smithfield fish market that was refurbished and transformed, bringing nine independent kitchens and bars with seating for over 400 people.

In numbers

£million

Development value

sq ft

Workspace

New homes

New hotels

Awards

Year
Award

2011

Smithfield - Mixed-use Scheme of the Year

Regeneration & Renewal Awards

2010

Smithfield - Best Neighbourhood in Britain

The Academy of Urbanism

2015

One Smithfield Square, Smithfield - Apartment Building

The Sunday Times British Homes Awards

2018

Mackie Mayor, Smithfield - Commercial Refurbishment/Fit out

Insider NW Property Awards

Location

Smithfield, Manchester

Northern Quarter,
Manchester M4 5BU
GOOGLE MAPS

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