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Construction work at St. Modwen’s multi million pound Etrop Court development in Wythenshawe town centre is beginning to make an impact on the centre’s skyline.

Planning permission was granted in March 2010 and the town centre is now being dramatically changed with the emergence of the steelworks of the development.

The UK’s leading regeneration specialist St. Modwen manages Wythenshawe town centre in partnership with Manchester City Council which will occupy 50,000 sq ft of office space within the Etrop Court development.

The new offices will accommodate up to 500 City Council workers and will become home to the Children and Adult Services Department as well as the Wythenshawe Regeneration Team.

Construction work on these two 4-storey buildings started in June 2010 and is expected to be complete by summer 2011, ready for staff to move in during 2012.

Anchor retailers Netto and Wilkinson’s have committed to occupying 35,000 sq ft of retail space which will provide a new retail offer to the northern end of the town centre.

The development is part of St. Modwen’s ongoing £100m regeneration project for Wythenshawe which has delivered a range of significant improvements to the town centre including attracting national retailers such as ASDA and delivering wholesale change to the public realm.

The town centre will also benefit from the development of a new bus station, expected to be operational by 2012. The transport interchange at Forum Square will eventually be linked with the Metrolink, connecting Wythenshawe with the main employment centres in the region.

The approved plans for Wythenshawe town centre are part of the updated Wythenshawe town centre masterplan developed by the City Council in partnership with St. Modwen.

Wythenshawe is one of four town centre schemes among 20 regeneration projects that St. Modwen is actively progressing in the North West. For more information about Wythenshawe town centre please visit