Plot G News

17 The green space between Merchants Bridge and The Wharf known as Plot G has not yet been sold. Instead, the owners have decided to apply for planning permission for a residential development. They have appointed architects and asked a firm called ‘Resolve Public Affairs’ ( to engage with and consult the local community and […]

Castlefield Neighbourhood plan – Public Consultation

  Planned residential development will double Castlefield’s population within 5 years Castlefield is set to become the first area in Manchester city centre to have a Neighbourhood Plan and only the third in the city as a whole, after Northenden and Levenshulme.  In total there are an estimated 4,000 homes in the Castlefield area with […]

Sounds of the City 2016

  Sounds of the City is back in the Castlefield Arena in July 2016.  Full lineups will be announced in 2016 but in the meantime the headline acts are: Friday            July 1st                Guy Garvey Saturday        July 2nd       […]

Next Forum Meeting – May 19th

  The next Castlefield Forum Meeting is to be held at 7pm Thursday 19th of May, Dukes 92. The meeting includes a presentation by the architects of development proposals for Plot G, an update on progress with our Neighbourhood Plan and discussion of the Manchester Homelessness Charter. The Merchant Room is the room above Albert’s Shed Restaurant – […]

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Spring Forum Meeting Minutes

For a summary of discussions at our most recent Forum meeting including discussion over the future of Plot G. Forum Minutes 190516-1

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Metrolink – St Peters Sq closure and Eccles line works

The transformation of the city centre’s transport network by TfGM continues as Metrolink’s Second City Crossing takes a major step forward. The work forms part of the transformational Grow project, which is seeing more than £1 billion invested in city centre infrastructure improvements by 2017, including the bus priority package and six new and improved […]

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Manchester Day – 19th June -Call for volunteers

On Sunday 19 June, tens of thousands of people will fill the streets of Manchester when one of the North West’s flagship summer events takes place. Manchester Day is created by the people of Manchester, commissioned by Manchester City Council and produced by Walk the Plank, and we’re looking for enthusiastic people to play a […]

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Castlefield Gallery – VIP Invite – May 26th

Kwong Lee, Director of Castlefield Gallery invites the members of the Castlefield Forum to the VIP launch for  Diagonal Noise at 5pm on Thursday 26 May 2016. In collaboration with UK/Belgium-based artist Tiago Duarte, Castlefield Gallery is inviting Belgium-based artists Joke Van den Heuvel, Vijai Patchineelam, Adrien Tirtiaux and Floris Vanhoof to exhibit existing, new […]

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Castlefield Events – 2016

2016 Events Programme: May 12th – 15th –  Castlefield Food Festival T3 Events in partnership with The Castlefield Forum will hold a 4 day food festival in celebration of local and international food incorporating a Street Food Market, Farmers and Producers Market, World Market, Demonstration Kitchen (local chefs, local people) and Kids Zone.  In addition […]

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A Huge thank you to all our supporters – Target hit

Huge, huge  thanks to everyone who has pledged and so helped us achieve our target for the first stage of the Roman Gardens project nine days of the deadline date. We appreciate all the pledges received, big or small, all of which are invaluable to the project. The next stage is to obtain professional help […]

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