£110m The Factory arts venue in Manchester gets planning approval
Plans to create a £110m arts centre in Manchester have been approved following £78m Government funding.
The complex, named The Factory, will include several flexible performance spaces, two new public squares and other facilities including retail and offices. It is expected that The Factory will lead to the creation of 1,500 full-time jobs.
Once completed, it will also become the home of the Manchester International Festival.