We all live in a new Man City house!

Man City Manchester City (Council) and Manchester City (the football people) are teaming up to build 6,000 new homes in a £1bn partnership.

Manchester City Council has announced a 10-year partnership with City's Middle East owners, the Abu Dhabi United Group to deliver the housing, in a move that makes the whole government's promises to build new homes look like something of a shambles.

The first phase will see more than 830 new homes and significant employment opportunities delivered in Ancoats and New Islington.

Sir Richard Leese, lead singer with Manchester City Council, said:

"The planned transformation of the eastern edge of the City Centre is the single biggest residential investment Manchester has seen for a generation. Building thousands of quality new homes will be a fundamental part of our growth story and will deliver significant socioeconomic impact. We look forward to working with Abu Dhabi United Group to create a world class exemplar of regeneration."

Board director of the Abu Dhabi United Group, Marty Edelman, said: "We are effectively investing in the opportunities and positive circumstances created by our joint investments to date".

That's actually amazing. Well done Manchester.


  • Alexis
    Man City have actually ploughed loads into New East Manchester over the past few years. They're building a new college and leisure centre at the moment. Cameron would see it as the private sector stepping in and taking the burden off the state. Which is nice if you have billionaires in Dubai who own the local football club. Not so great if you happen to live in Rotherham.
  • Mr M.
    Anyone who has ever worked on site knows to avoid new builds like the plague.
  • dvdj10
    Man City's latest idea to try and get new fans. "Buy this house and get a season ticket (please come, pleeease!)"
  • Slacker
    @dvdj10 it might work, actually. Just think of all the glory-hunters living in the slums of Trafford Park. Those poor Rags - disaffected by mid-table obscurity, and campaigning for the return of the Intertoto Cup so that they can see European football again. They might be glad of the chance to watch a decent team.

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