This partnership model at Electric Park has been specifically designed to promote an inclusive economy in Manchester, delivering benefits during construction and operation through a collaborative partnership between MCC, General Projects and several local grassroot charities and organisations.
The zero-carbon development will bring 3,500 jobs to the area and include new, exceptional public spaces shaped by the local community alongside a diverse mix of leisure and retail amenities.
Whilst the mainstay of initiatives will deliver £7.8m social and economic benefits during the first five years of operation, our commitment to creating jobs, economic benefits and local opportunities will start as soon as possible.
In addition to direct and indirect construction spend, the construction phase will allow important social value benefits to be delivered over a sustained period to support apprenticeships, provide work experience, work with local institutions, and commit to local spend, living wage and fair pay through targeted supply chain management.
Hope Fest, a pop-up theatre collaboration with neighbouring Hope Mill theatre was launched in July 2021 to help the theatre generate some much-needed income with a covid-safe month long outdoor event. This is the first of many community focused events at Electric Park in the coming years.