Knott Mill, The 230K SF Tech And Creative Startup Hub?
Knott Mill has had an iffy couple of decades: the Manchester city centre district is perpetually on the brink of exciting redevelopment, without ever quite getting there. Now a new regeneration strategy promises up to 230K SF of new commercial floorspace aimed at tech and creative startups.
A report to be discussed by Manchester City Council's ruling executive suggests four office development sites and a hotel site, and indicates that there will also be around 150K SF of new residential development on a single site.
"The combination of new commercial development and additional new homes will re-energise this distinctive, mixed-used district in the heart of the city centre," the report said. "New commercial development could potentially accommodate up to 750 new jobs, creating a broad range of employment opportunities within micro and small businesses, particularly in the creative, digital and professional services sectors."