Major plans to vastly improve our landmark gardens are about to take shape as landscape architects draw up designs for improvements to the area. And we cannot wait to see it renovated and looking beaut!
Lack of progress with plans for improvement has been a point of real frustration to city centre residents, workers and visitors who believe the area can really be something special.
Recognising the importance placed on Piccadilly Gardens by Manchester residents, the Council are now promising to develop a new plan with more planting, improved lighting and design to help deter anti-social behaviour, raising grassed areas and re-laying pedestrian thoroughfares to prevent damage – supporting a more family-friendly space.
Sir Richard Leese, Leader of Manchester City Council, said:
“We know that people have strong views about the need for improvements to Piccadilly Gardens and we are determined to deliver those changes.
“As part of the Council’s proposals for the Gardens we are looking to see the appearance of the concrete wall to the pavilion improved and softened. The Council’s ambition to see it transformed into a green ‘living wall’ facing the bus and tram stations. We also propose to remove the free-standing part of the wall, which sits within our ownership.”
We can’t wait to see the finished result!