This model was both a tool for planners and a public display of aims in the mid 1960s. It was housed in the foyer area of the Planning Department and showed proposed developments as they came forward and their association with the planned ring roads. This view is from Piccadilly along Portland Street.
Montage from ‘Manchester City Centre Road’. John Hayes, City Engineer, 1968. The Central Area showing the line of the proposed City Centre Road.
Drawing prepared by Manchester Corporation Planning Department under J.S. Millar. Mid 1960s.
The three dimensional outline plan for Manchester city centre developed by the newly formed Planning Department between 1963 and 1967.