'The High Street is dead', they cried but there is mounting evidence to the contrary. Oldham, Rochdale and now Prestwich are seeing a substantial amount of money being pumped into their regeneration projects.

These North Manchester town centres certainly felt the pinch during the recession, and certainly did not find a friend in internet shopping, the real advent of which was seen as businesses sought a way to bring down costs. 

This regeneration scheme promises a full compliment of mixed-use development, including residential units, office accommodation and (in the sameweek that Manchester has been named as the national leader in the hotelbusiness) a 70 bed hotel.

We can only hope that this renewed investment is a sign of things to come!