The overarching vision for St. John’s is to create a new city centre community with its own distinct character and sense of place, a unique way to live, work and enjoy everything Manchester has to offer. Allied London is building up the modern from the foundations of iconic heritage, ensuring a truly unique community with an exciting future.
St. John’s will allow natural innovators to live, work and play together to form an inspired and productive community. It will be a culturally enriching environment for human interaction and rich experiences from film and TV studios to Europe’s largest and newest arts and performance venue – The Factory the new home of world-renowned Manchester International Festival. St. John’s will be a beacon of culture for the north.
St. John’s is also underpinned by Enterprise City – a cluster of media, tech and modern businesses in a series of new and heritage buildings, including Booking.com, Department, Versa Manchester Studios – the new home of TV and film in Manchester, WPP, Mediacom, Code Computerlove, Auden, Tech Nation and the tech Exchange program.
Enterprise City will offer a wide and varied range of facilities and services, designed to make a complete commercial neighbourhood with workspaces to film studios, retail to restaurants, cafes to bars and start-ups to established businesses.