Tuesday, 23 November 2010

New Islington, Manchester

New Islington is an inner city regeneration area of Manchester, in North West England. Historically a part of Ancoats, it has now taken a separate identity to reflect its changed status as a regeneration area.

New Islington is the original name for the area; however, from the area's last attempted regeneration in the 1970s to its current redevelopment it was known as the Cardroom Estate. It was one of several millennium village projects around the UK seeking to regenerate inner city areas. The name New Islington appeared on the 1840 Ordnance Survey map and there also a street with that name; this was also the local residents' choice of name for the area.

The funding for the area was secured in 2002 and property developers Urban Splash have been at the forefront of developments including the Chips building.

The New Islington area is bounded by Great Ancoats Street (west), New Islington (north-east) Weybridge Road (east) and Pollard Street (south). The area is also due to receive a metrolink stop as part of the general expansion of the tram system. It will be the first stop on the Piccadilly - Droylsden (subsequently after Phase 3B Ashton) line and will be situated adjacent to Pollard Street

No comments:

Post a Comment