In the future, Manchester will be home to the world’s largest city.
The Manchester Urban Construction Commission (MUC) is set to start work on the £3bn mega-city.
The £3.3bn project will transform the city centre into the UK capital of the 21st century.
The project is the latest in a string of grand plans for the capital and its environs, including a £4bn regeneration of the Manchester International Airport.
Here are five things to know about the project.
What will the project look like?
A new version of the former Manchester Arena site, the MEC will build an 800-metre-high skyscraper that will be built with steel, glass and concrete.
This will be completed in 2023.
It will be surrounded by a massive new pedestrian and cycling network and is designed to be as environmentally friendly as possible.
What’s the timeline?
The project will be officially announced in 2021.
The council has already committed £600m for the project and £500m for public works.
What are the benefits of the MUC?
Manchester is the most densely populated city in England and its population is set at around 2.3 million.
Manchester will become the first large city to be designated as a city of the future.
Its new centre is also the UK Capital of the Future.
The MUC plans to create more than 200,000 jobs, invest £600 million in regeneration projects and boost the economy by attracting investment from private and public sectors.
What about the future?
Manchester will play a key role in a global economic transition as it emerges as a major city in a world where the number of people living in cities is decreasing.
Manchester is already a centre of activity for new arrivals to the UK.
Many people who have lived and worked in the city for years will move back here.
The new centre will also serve as a showcase for new businesses, universities and other institutions, creating the most cosmopolitan city in the UK, says MUC chief executive, Ian Glynn.
What do the plans look like in concrete?
The new MUC is expected to be completed within 20 years, although a timeline for the completion of the project is not yet set.
It is hoped that by 2037, the new MEC would be the largest city in Europe.
How will the Muc cope with climate change?
The Muc will build a network of underground tunnels that will capture the greenhouse gases emitted by cities to prevent the worst impacts of climate change.
The tunnels will be used to reduce the city’s carbon footprint by 50 per cent and will be fully enclosed.
What does it cost?
Construction on the Mec will cost around £1bn, with the city council paying £500 million.
What is the MUCT’s role in the Manchester city council?
The city council is responsible for the design, planning, and running of the city.
Its members are elected every five years.
Its responsibilities include: protecting the environment and public health; managing the Muct’s operations; ensuring public safety; and managing the city of Manchester.
What should people do before deciding to move to Manchester?
The City of Manchester is looking to attract and retain the best and brightest in the industry, and is a city to visit if you want to work, study, live, play, study again, or live and work elsewhere.
You can find out more about the Mancs vision for the city and the MCO in its new book, The City, which details its plans for Manchester, from the future to the present.
In 2019, the council will publish a guide to help residents and visitors plan their trip to Manchester.
Manchester Mayor Mike Brown has said that the MCC is “not just a city that’s here to stay.
It’s about a city whose time has come to go and be”.