June 8th, 2010 by Jurga Galvan
Plans to redevelop the disused Mayfield train station in Manchester City have been announced, with funding for a feasibility study into the redevelopment already agreed by a group of government departments.
If plans get the go ahead, the redevelopment would accommodate 5,000 office workers, mainly civil staff. The project is already being described as Whitehall of the North.
The disused railway station is situated in the heart of Manchester City centre and its fate should be known by the end of autumn 2010.
If the plans are approved, work is expected to start by 2012 and be completed in two years. The site would feature 700,000 sq ft of excellent office space, ideally suitable to move over 5,000 civil service jobs out of London.