Wythenshawe has seen a programme of long-term investment which isn’t just about big business, it’s about bringing communities together and providing facilities that local people really need like new health centres and leisure facilities, improving housing, and investing in education.
Every high school in Wythenshawe is being rebuilt or refurbished to create 21st Century learning facilities. Major employers are working with local people of all ages to provide the skills they need to get into work.
Homes in Wythenshawe come in all shapes and sizes from large family homes to brand new apartments and townhouses.
Wythenshawe is Manchester’s original garden city – built on the principles of being ‘close to town and country’ and this remains true today. Only seven miles from Manchester’s City Centre but surrounded by South Manchester’s most affluent suburbs and directly linked to the Cheshire countryside.
“I’ve been on the project for a month and a half, I’m enjoying it. I grew up around here. The people are the best part of Wythenshawe. When people are moving into their new houses, we go in and sort the gardens out so they’ve got a fresh start.”
Daniel – Parkway Green Trainee
“I took part in the Enterprise scheme, which tells you how to go about setting up your own business. Six weeks after the course I had my first contract. I still get help from the people I met on the course.”
Anne Meadowcroft’s Cleaning Services
The people are very friendly. We’ve got lovely customers. Some of them I see now, their parents and grandparents used to come here. I’ve served three generations of some families.
I’ve lived in Wythenshawe since 1950. That’s 58 years in all. Since I retired I’ve been on my allotment practically every day. I’m happy here. I grow everything there. Potatoes, fruit, corn, sprouts, all sorts.