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North East Growth Corridor

The North East Growth Corridor is the single largest employment opportunity for the city-region, delivering thousands of quality jobs and thousands of new quality, low carbon homes linked to sustainable transport.

Of fundamental importance to this growth location is Atom Valley. As one of the largest opportunities for employment development in the country, this site alone has the potential to deliver transformational change. Find out more at the Atom Valley Website

Of fundamental importance to this growth location is the Northern Gateway. As one of the largest opportunities for employment development in the country, this site alone has the potential to deliver transformational change with capacity for around 1,200,000 sq.m. of employment floorspace, including proposals to incorporate a significant element of advanced manufacturing and major investment in transport infrastructure.

Translating the work of our universities into reality, the employment growth will focus on creating an ‘Advanced Materials City’, and across the Growth Area establishing a national leading Advanced Manufacturing and Materials ‘mega’ cluster for Greater Manchester, building on the existing manufacturing supply chains and skills base.

Innovation and significant inward investment will be realised through the Advanced Machinery and Productivity Institute, creating the new machines and engineering skills needed to manufacture the technologies of tomorrow.

Local residents are being connected to the newly created opportunities in higher skilled manufacturing employment through the provision of training and development opportunities, and higher education offer through our universities and higher education providers. The proposed creation of a Mayoral Development Zone around Oldham Town Centre will ensure that the people of Oldham benefit from the value and growth created through this approach. The Town Centre focus and the Mills Strategy being adopted by Oldham will also embed and deliver Greater Manchester’s brownfield first policy as set out in Places for Everyone.

With sustainability and the ambition of zero carbon integral to the design of all the growth locations, it is proposed that the North East Growth Corridor will be  connected to surrounding areas via sustainable public transport infrastructure, including proposals for tram-train developments connecting Bury, Rochdale, Oldham, Middleton and beyond, as well as a Bus Rapid Transit system.

The North East Growth Corridor is a key development for Greater Manchester, developing our connections with West Yorkshire and the collaboration work that is ongoing with Universities outside of the region on innovation and also with the West Yorkshire Combined Authority on skills.

The development of the site will also bring forward plans for investment in the key highway infrastructure which will support increased network capacity and ensure the scale of development can be delivered to raise the overall competitiveness of northern Greater Manchester.

Proposed CGI Of Lower Level Of New Market Leading Up To Retail Market Above
CGI Aerial View Of Northern Gateway
New Office Space Upper Mall, Spindles
Transport Delivery Plan Map Of Northern Gateway