Video: Future of Manchester - Lessons from a crisis

With the COVID-19 pandemic having turned Manchester’s once bustling streets into a ghost town, as we come out of lockdown the city is now beginning to look at how our lives will change as a result.

Shoosmiths’ Head of Real Estate North, Andrew Pattinson, discussed what a post-Covid Manchester might look like at Estates Gazette’s ‘Future of Manchester – A City Reborn’ virtual conference on 25th June 2020, alongside fellow panellists James Evans, Director at Savills and D’mitri Zaprzala, Head of Residential at Octopus Real Estate. Some of the topics discussed included:

  • Does the concept of a "city" need to be redesigned?
  • Should the purpose of office be refined?
  • What does the rise of localism mean for the high street?

Watch the video of their debate below.


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