• Client: The University of Manchester | Bruntwood SciTech
  • Service:
    • Strategy/Routemap
  • Specialism:
    • Regenerative Business & Design
  • Sector:
    • Construction & Infrastructure
  • Status: Ongoing
Innovation District Manchester aerial

Useful Projects was appointed to develop an ESG Strategy for the new £1.7 billion Innovation District (ID) in central Manchester, addressing the environmental and social challenges society faces, locally and globally. 

A Joint Venture between The University of Manchester and Bruntwood SciTech, ID Manchester aspires to be recognised internationally as one of the world’s leading Applied Innovation Districts, specialising in the applied health, digital, creative, advanced materials, and biotech sectors. It will be the most significant part of the city’s innovation story, delivering 2.6million sq.ft of commercial workspace, two hotels, 1,350 new homes, and significant investment in public realm on the University’s existing North Campus by 2035. 

Through collaboration with the client and design team, a vision was created of going beyond sustainability and participating with nature to support a regenerative future.

The regenerative blueprint for this project presents the high ambition and growing urgency to take a more positive approach to new development, set within the social, environmental, and political context. 

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