Airport City Manchester has hosted a community cycling event to mark the completion of the new £15m Enterprise Way link road in conjunction with British Cycling.
The construction of Enterprise Way began in March 2017 and was delivered by main contractor and Airport City JV partner, Beijing Construction Engineering Group International (BCEGI).
The new link road, on the site adjacent to Manchester Airport, will connect new development plots to the rest of the £1bn site and the wider transport network.
Lynda Shillaw, CEO of MAG Property and Airport City JV partner, said: “We’re creating a vibrant community at Airport City Manchester and we’re focused on promoting lively and engaging ways to bring different people together. We’re delighted to work in partnership with British Cycling to host the Airport City Community Ride to officially launch the opening of the new £15m Enterprise Way in a fun and healthy way.”
Joel Lavery, head of partnerships at British Cycling, said: “We were delighted to team up with Airport City Manchester for the fantastic community cycling event on the new Enterprise Way. We’re incredibly excited about the enormous opportunities here in our home city of Manchester as a result of the Airport City project, and it’s great that we’re able to help engage local communities and businesses through cycling from the very beginning.”
Airport City Manchester has already seen the creation of around 3,000 new jobs and attracted substantial investment, including high-profile global companies including Amazon and DHL.
Airport City Manchester is set to generate more economic benefits to Greater Manchester and the wider northern region, through the creation of up to 16,000 jobs over the next 10-15 years.
This latest project is part of the £30m investment that has been committed by the Airport City Manchester JV partners into the development so far.
Dongwen Yu, lead director at BCEGI said: “I am pleased we have delivered the building of Enterprise Way on time and on budget. It is a very important milestone as we work with our partners to unlock the full potential of Airport City.”
Simon Eastwood, managing director at Carillion Developments and Airport City JV partner, said: “It’s been a really important year at Airport City Manchester, which has included the delivery of our first buildings, major infrastructure and a significant 45-acre land sale at Global Logistics, which has set the pace for what will be delivered in future. The opening of Enterprise Way highlights the scale and opportunity across this unique site and brings the range of development opportunities to life.”
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