New footage of investment magnet City Square premiered at global property event MIPIM 2015.
The £800m project was brought to life in an animated film, which debuted at Cannes.
It depicts the new 20-acre mixed-use neighbourhood, which will be nestled between the iconic CIS Tower, New Century House and the Hanover Building at the heart of NOMA.
Speaking exclusively to the Manchester Evening News (M.E.N), NOMA Director David Pringle said that the joint-venture project will be a “true expansion of Manchester City Centre.”
“It will bring commercial success to the city, which means more investment and more jobs,” said the 52-year-old.
“This will be a true expansion of the city centre. For me and the Co-operative Group, it will be a development of our heritage – and it has got to be done in the right way and represent the cores and principles our partners share.
“It’s interconnected. Everything that we are doing has a strategy behind it, from heritage to community to a place-making strategy – and you can’t do one without the other.”
Supported by the European Regional Development Fund and Manchester City Council, the new City Square has been designed by Manchester-based architects Planit-IE.
Contractors Casey are on-site undertaking initial construction works.
To view the film produced by Virtual Planit, click here.