The UK’s rapid return to city centre living

Andrew Carter and Paul Swinney write about the urban renaissance taking place in cities like Manchester, Liverpool & Birmingham

Press release published on 22 June 2018

A generation ago many UK city centres were dreary and dilapidated places, with a reputation for crime. Now, they are among the most desirable areas of the country to live. What’s changed?

Take a walk through the centre of cities like Manchester, Liverpool and Birmingham and you will see smart new high-rise apartments, office blocks and the ever-present cranes building still more.

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