The GMCA is continuing to provide funding and support across the Greater Manchester area. The latest round sees a number of key schemes recommended for approval by Sir Richard Leese.
The report asks that business cases for both the International Screen School Manchester (ISSM) and a Cyber Innovation Hub are approved, the process of grant applications progressed and a main contractor appointed to build ISSM.
Manchester City Council is asking for £5m to develop 12,000 sq ft at Heron House on Albert Square as a Cyber Innovation Hub. The 96,000 sq ft building is owned by the council and managed by Bruntwood.
Earlier this year, a planning application for a refurbishment project led by 5plus was submitted. The scheme will help to further lift the area, in what will become the corridor towards the controversial St Micheal's development.
GMCA to rubber-stamp film school