Investment into Manchester’s infrastructure by its city council will create thousands of jobs for skilled workers, it has been claimed.
Manchester City Council has said that it is to spend some £700 million over the next two years on new buildings and the refurbishment of old ones, including schools, libraries and other public facilities.
Councillor Sue Murphy said 8,000 jobs will be created as a result, with architects, engineers, bricklayers, carpenters and other tradespeople needed for the extra work created.
“These works add up to a huge programme of investment in facilities that will benefit Manchester residents for years to come,” she remarked.
Last month, the Co-operative Group expressed its continuing faith in Manchester as a business location by investing in a new office building on Miller Street.
It is thought that work could begin on the building as early as next year if planning permission is granted, with completion expected for 2012.