Our sourcing team have been busy in recent months acquiring developments for our clients. Another visit to the heart of ‘The Northern Powerhouse’ has proved that development in Manchester is set to full steam ahead.

In the last week, Manchester University has named the new line-up of contractors it will use to deliver projects worth up to £10m. Graham Construction, Kier and Willmott Dixon are among the panel of firms expected to share a programme of work worth up to £175m. The University is planning an ambitious programme of over £1bn of improvements to its main campus over the next 6 years.

The investment into education has also been boosted by overseas investors in the last year, equating to over £1bn being put in to Manchester’s infrastructure, residential and commercial areas.

Employment in the city is also forecast to increase by a further 4.3 pc over the next five years, which will continue to fuel the lively residential market where demand from the 2.5 million strong population already significantly outweighs supply.

The Northern Powerhouse vision has already delivered strong results with over 8,000 new jobs created over the past four years.

Manchester continues to push figures as occupancy rates are as high as 98pc along with the average annual yields remaining the highest in the UK at 7.8pc.

With our ongoing relationships with UK developers we have secured outstanding properties in Manchester which are made available to our client and partner network. For more details on these properties you can download our opportunities brochure here.

Gower & Mae have been developing client’s property portfolios for over 6 years and continue to offer the most sought after areas in the UK to produce increased income and capital gains.

If you would like to find out more about how we work with our clients we invite you to contact us here.