Overview

ST. JOHN’S. A new neighbourhood, a place that distinguishes itself by its unique cultural history, diverse mix of inhabitants, rich context and its position at the cross roads of a network.

A new neighbourhood for enterprise, culture and living.

The site was formerly a series of railway sidings and goods yards as well as the location of Granada TV Studios. The creation of the St. John’s neighbourhood seeks to re-establish and build on this heritage.

The development will create a small tight-knit urban grain, familiar to the old street pattern, building on the retained buildings and places that form a rich heritage of the site.


Allied London is working in partnership with Manchester City Council on what will be one of the city’s most important and greatest opportunities for the next decade and will help Manchester elevate its position further as a leading UK and international city.

The 25-acre masterplan area is strategically located between the Castlefield district and Spinningfields business quarter and is surrounded by heritage assets such as MOSI and the buildings within the established St. John Street district.

A new community that epitomises Manchester’s confidence, its cultural and physical history and at the same time forges a distinctive identity for St. John’s.