‘Rebuilding Manchester’ re-published on Amazon

We are delighted that Euan Kellie’s book ‘Rebuilding Manchester’ has been re-published on Amazon in both softback and ebook/ Kindle format.

The book was originally published in 2010 and chronicles the transformation of Manchester’s city centre, with a particular focus on the rebuilding following the terrorist attack in June 1996. It presents the people, the partnerships and the processes that made this happen, and sets out how during this time period Manchester was transformed from, in places, an industrial wasteland to what is arguably a model of modern urban regeneration.

It is 10 years since Euan started writing the book and he commented as follows:

‘I wrote the book as the UK entered the deepest post-war recession and, in line with this, as major development paused in Manchester city centre. It was therefore a significant milestone and a great chance to reflect on the wonderful progress that had been made. Importantly, it was a chance to look to the future and see how the city could respond to the challenges posed by the economic downturn.

The 10 years that have followed have been astonishing. The majority of the schemes identified in ‘The Future’ chapter have been delivered (such as the regeneration of St. Peter’s Square) as have many of the major development sites that looked unlikely to come forward (the Great Jackson Street Development Framework area is a great example). The most notable change is the continued, steady, outward expansion of the city centre: the connection with Salford to the west; New Cross, Lower Irk Valley and Collyhurst to the north; Ancoats and New Islington to the east; and Great Jackson Street to the south.’

This landmark work covers 258 pages and includes over 400 photographs and drawings. Rebuilding Manchester was endorsed by the RICS and RIBA North West, whilst the Foreword was written by former Manchester City Council Chief Executive, Sir Howard Bernstein.

The book is available here on Amazon.

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