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Updated Strategic Vision & Action Plan for Castlefield

The Forum agreed its first Strategic Vision & Action Plan for Castlefield in 2010. Since then, as circumstances change, aims and objectives are achieved (or not achieved) and new priorities and opportunities arise, the Committee has carried out reviews of the Plan from time to time. In April 2017 the Committee completed the latest review and […]

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Roman Gardens Spring Clean!

A message from Ann Webb, Friends of the  Roman Gardens: Thank you to the Friends of The Roman Gardens who turned out last week to help. There were twelve of us and we really worked hard to spruce up the old place! Special thanks to:   the dedicated team from Olliers Solicitors for their continued […]

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Deansgate South Development – Update

This development scheme next door to Deansgate Quay at the junction of Deansgate and Bridgewater Viaduct was granted planning permission in March 2016. We have now been informed (March 2017) that shortly afterwards the site was sold and that the new owners carried out some ground condition surveys which have led to changes to the […]

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Castlefield Gallery – VIP preview: Andrew McDonald – Thursday 27th April

Castlefield Gallery invites you to a VIP preview event on Thursday 27th April: VIP Preview & Introduction  Andrew McDonald  5pm – 5:30pm, Thursday 27 April 2017 This spring Castlefield Gallery presents a significant solo show of works in animation by artist Andrew McDonald. A selection of existing pieces will be presented alongside two new works […]

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Great Northern Square – Meeting Invite 30 March

For an invitation to a drop-in meeting 4 – 8pm Thursday 30 March on emerging plans for the great Northern Square: Great Northern Square Follow Up Meeting  

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2-4 Chester Road campaign continues!

2 – 4 Chester Road campaign continues despite call-in rejection. See Forum Press Release: 2-4 Chester Rd legal advice  

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2-4 Chester Road – Update

We heard on 13 March that our request to central government to call in the 2 – 4 Chester Road planning application has been turned down. The Government letter is here: 1703 Chester Road call in outcome to LPA 170313 Chester Road call in outcome third party   We would like to thank very much:   all […]

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2 – 4 Chester Road in Private Eye

2 – 4 Chester Road Central government has not yet decided on the request to ‘call in’ this application. In the meantime the proposed development (& the St Michael’s towers) featured this week in Private Eye in the ‘Nooks & Corners’ column written by writer and architectural historian Gavin Stamp under the pseudonym Piloti. Private Eye […]

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The Saul Hay Gallery Invite – Thursday 16 March 5.30pm to 8pm

The Saul Hay Gallery invites all Forum members to the preview of their new group exhibition ‘New Topographies’ Thursday 16 March 5.30pm to 8pm. Please view this link to find out more.  

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Manchester International Festival at the Upper Campfield Market

For info about this year’s Manchester International Festival including an new musical drama to be staged in Upper Campfield Market, please see the attachment below: UC consultation letter 2017    

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