Former Manchester United footballer and England captain Gary Neville has unveiled plans to knock down an entire block in Manchester – to build two skyscrapers, a 5* hotel and a split-level public plaza.
The former footballer, who has forged a career in property development in recent years, plans to demolish the former Bootle Street police station, Manchester Reform Synagogue and Sir Ralph Abercromby pub on Jackson’s Row.
The move is tipped to create more than 1,000 jobs.
The former United star wants to open up the ‘underused and unwelcoming’ block to create a new district between Albert Square and Deansgate dubbed ‘St Michael’s’.
The £200m plans would create two new open public spaces on different levels, linked by a huge 15m staircase, and spaced between two new 30-plus storey skyscrapers.