The UK’S biggest urban conurbation outside of London, Manchester is rich in heritage with an established economy, multi-modal transport network including the UK’s largest regional airport, with daily flights to global destinations. Manchester is also known for its two world-class football clubs Manchester United and Manchester City.

Manchester has a widely recognised cultural and lifestyle scene, hosting the bi-annual International Arts Festival (MIF), the Conservative and Labour Party Conferences at Manchester Central. Manchester boasts the largest student population in Europe with over 100,000 students, of which 8,000 are international students, the city is also home to the second largest China Town in the UK.

Manchester is identified by overseas investors as a source of opportunity with major strategic developments backed by investors from around the globe. Key international investments include MediaCityUK, home to the BBC; Airport City, one of the largest regeneration schemes in the UK with Beijing Construction Engineering Group, the Cooperative’s £800m Noma, and new £750m First Street development, offering a compelling blend of culture, retail and leisure, just a minute walk from Axis.