Manchester Northern Gateway Bury, Greater Manchester
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The Wilton Estate
Planning & Development
Bury, Greater Manchester
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Regeneration Masterplanning and urban design
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Johnny Clayton
Head of Masterplanning and Urban Design
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Johnny Clayton joined Carter Jonas in July 2018 to head up the Masterplanning and Urban Design practice across the UK. Johnny is a Masterplanner and Urban Designer, with a broad skills base and over 16 years of project experience encompassing conceptual design, masterplanning, urban design, detailed design and project implementation. His particular specialism and passion is for strategic land projects including new settlements, but also urban mixed-use regeneration schemes. Johnny is also a Chartered Landscape Architect since 2008.

Johnny is inspired to create new sustainable communities and places through a well-considered, innovative and forward thinking process of design, with a strong respect for history and place. He is highly focused on pursuing pioneering design solutions and techniques to improve the sustainable credentials of new developments.

Further to his work at Carter Jonas, Johnny is CEO of YEP Global, an events organisation with Chapters throughout the UK and overseas. YEP has over 5,000 members and holds over 50 events per year, focused upon the property and construction industries.

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Manchester Northern Gateway
Manchester Northern Gateway

The Manchester Northern Gateway is a key part of the city’s Northern Powerhouse initiative and covers substantial areas of brownfield and greenfield land between the M60, M62 and M66.

Despite this extensive motorway infrastructure, it is poorly connected and is relatively disadvantaged compared with other parts of the city, so a key purpose of our masterplanning study was to redress this imbalance between north and south - socially, economically and environmentally. Our experts were appointed by the Wilton Estate, which has extensive land ownership in the area, to prepare a masterplan which marries the aspirations of the local authorities with the regeneration ambitions of the landowners. 

The prepared plan included a 200 ha. green gateway in the north, running down a green/blue infrastructure corridor which separates the northern employment hub from the southern community hub. Also included was new public transport corridors connecting both sections to each other, and to the wider area. 

The green gateway in the north linked from a remodelled junction on the M62, via a parkway employment zone to an advanced manufacturing park/university zone, giving a total employment area of over 300 ha. and 50,000 new jobs. The southern community hub united education, health, retail, and leisure uses at the heart of a new community of over 10,000 homes. This area is connected by a dedicated public transport corridor, including a Park & Ride in the south and motorways in the north.