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Gary Neville unveils his £200 million vision for Manchester city centre

Former Manchester United football star, Gary Neville has revealed his plans to build two new skyscrapers in the centre of Manchester in the UK. 

Named the ‘St Michael’s’ project, the tower blocks – one of 21 storeys, the other of 31 storeys – will house a 5-star hotel and luxury apartments. The scheme also involves the creation of a new synagogue and three new public spaces, which Neville claims will transform a ‘key underused area of the city’ and create over 1,000 jobs.

The scheme is being planned by the St Michael’s Partnership, an international consortium including Singapore’s Rowsley Ltd, Beijing Construction and Engineering Group International and Jackson’s Row Developments – formed by Neville, fellow United star Ryan Giggs and businessman Brendan Flood.

The proposals involve the demolition of the former Bootle Street police station, Manchester Reform Synagogue and the Sir Ralph Abercromby pub on Jackson’s Row. 

Some conservationists, notably the government heritage agency Historic England, have expressed concerns, but what are described as ‘constructive’ consultations are being held and it is expected that an application for planning permission is soon to be submitted.

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