Manchester Airport City

A world-class development creating offices, hotels, logistics, advanced manufacturing, retail and leisure facilities


The £800m Airport City Manchester development, located on Manchester Enterprise Zone, is one of the prime development opportunities in the UK, with direct flights to China sealing the city’s reputation as a major gateway for Asian businesses. The construction of the £12.5 million Airport City Link Road will commence in summer 2016 and will open up the area surrounding Airport City.

Logistics hub:

Online giant Amazon has recently confirmed plans to open a new 654,000 sq ft fulfilment centre at Global Logistics bringing over 1,500 jobs to the region.

The plan follows DHL which located at Global Logistics in 2014, becoming the first business to move into the flagship development. Now complete, the new centre offers international services including the core DHL Service Point with drop off and collection of goods for delivery overseas, with local businesses and residents benefitting from a parcel drop-off and pick-up point.

Planning permission has been granted for ALPHA which is a 130,000 sq ft new-build property designed to meet occupier demand for small to medium logistics units. Once complete, the building will offer units from 17,500 to 35,000 sq ft arranged in a single terrace.

Life saving:

The Zone’s Medipark business centre will be the biggest health and science research and development centre in Europe. The MediPark site caters specifically for life sciences, pharmaceutical and healthcare companies, and is situated adjacent to the University Hospital of South Manchester, an internationally recognised research centre.

This Enterprise Zone received an extension in April 2016.

Looking to invest, or just want to find out more? Visit the Manchester Enterprise Zone website here, or see the Airport City Manchester website.

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Sector focus

  • Advanced Manufacturing/Engineering
  • Aerospace
  • Business Services
  • Industrial Biotechnology
  • Pharmaceuticals & Healthcare


116 hectares across 5 complementary sites close to Manchester Airport and University Hospital South Manchester, including at its core Airport City a new business destination right next to the terminals and ground transport interchange connecting to Manchester City Centre and the national road and rail network.

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Adam White, Sales & Lettings Director
Email: [email protected]
Contact number: 07711 574 412