About The Site
About the Site
The site, which we have developed, is known as Openshaw West and can be found on the opposite side of Ashton New Road to where the existing Etihad Stadium stands.
The site was formerly the Clayton Aniline factory site and was historically home to a gasometer, an alkali works, a forge, a refuse heap, railway sidings and other industrial works, and as a result was subject to heavy industrial use until the chemical factory was demolished just over five years ago.
Manchester City Football Club signed an agreement with Manchester City Council and New East Manchester in 2010 to work together to create a transformational plan for the area around the Etihad Stadium.
Planning permission was granted in 2012.
As a result of the history, the land was heavily contaminated and required remediation work. This took place in 2012 and afforded us the opportunity to create 49 jobs.
This area of East Manchester has been a key regeneration focus since preparation began for the 2002 Commonwealth Games. It represents one of the biggest regeneration opportunities in the UK and was highlighted as a key priority for Manchester City Council and New East Manchester Ltd.