Manchester Place is tasked with helping to deliver the city council’s residential growth strategy. Creating the right mix of new homes of high quality in existing neighbourhoods and creating new ones.

We can help with market intelligence, land availability, planning, investment opportunities and loan funding.

A single front door for developers and investors wanting to work with the city.

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Manchester Place Vision

  • The provision of 25,000 well designed, energy efficient homes for sale and rent over the next decade
  • Identify and bring to market large scale residential opportunities.
  • Support the development of good quality, well managed homes for rent through institutional investment or whole block ownership.
  • Develop desirable new neighbourhoods supported by good public amenities, facilities and high quality public realm
  • Encourage long term investment and partnership to help support the city region’s continued growth.
  • To provide a single point of contact for developers and investors in the residential sector.

Manchester Place Story

The partnership was formed in 2014 between Manchester City Council and the Government’s Homes and Communities Agency (HCA) now called Homes England, to bring together the skills of both sectors.

The teams work together to identify opportunities, assemble sites and ensure that conditions are created and maintained to enable private sector partners to deliver ambitious residential projects.

They are doing this at a scale which provides significant long-term investment opportunities for partners who share the same ambition and understand the long term benefits of quality in terms of place making and management.

The teams report to the Manchester Place Board which is co-chaired by Manchester City Council Chief Executive Joanne Roney and Danielle Gillespie, General Manager of Homes England in the North West.


How Manchester Place Works

The Manchester Place Board is co-chaired by Joanne Roney, Chief Executive of Manchester City Council and Danielle Gillespie, General Manager, North West of Homes England.

Jon Sawyer, Manchester City Council’s Director of Housing and Residential Growth has a dual role as Chief Executive of Manchester Place and will be the outward face of the partnership and the contact for investors and developers with ideas or proposals.

Ian Slater who heads the city’s strategic development team will continue to lead in the role of developing the major pipeline of sites and area-based initiatives such as the Northern Gateway.

They are supported by teams at both MCC and Homes England working to unlock suitable sites for housing, deliver ambitious planning frameworks and create new places to live across the city.


Manchester Place has a key role in developing Manchester’s residential growth and is keen to develop relationships with investors and developers who share the city’s ambition.

Investors and developers can contact the team by e-mailing:
0161 234 4811

For media inquiries and to arrange participation by any of the team in events or speaking engagements please contact:

Jill Burdett
0161 234 5506
07812 338 808

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