Manchester bid process for £1.5bn district runs into delay

The University of Manchester has delayed its search for a joint venture partner to work on a £1.5bn innovation district scheme.

Developers will now have to wait until September before they decide whether they want to bid or not.

Previously, the estimated date of publication of the contract notice for the scheme was 30 April this year.

The university is seeking a jv partner to bring forward the ID Manchester redevelopment, which will see its 26-acre North Campus site developed into a science and technology hub.

Its plan is to deliver 3.5m sq ft