The mothballed Mayfield site in Manchester city centre will open to the public for the first time in three decades this May. Foodie collective Grub are to launch a weekly street-food fair, washed down with craft beers from the Runaway Brewery. They will create covered seating and office space using Shoreditch-style shipping containers on the land next to the neglected depot, which used to be home to a railway station and the Royal Mail. As the project expands, a community garden will come to life next to the River Medlock, overseen by the Green Health Alliance. Aside from Manchester International Festival gigs and an appearance on Prime Suspect, the Mayfield site has remained abandoned since 1986. Potential tenants since then have included National Express, the Warehouse Project and a civil servant “super campus”. The ten-year plan to revive Mayfield will start small, with part of the site opening for the weekend street-food fair from Jun 9.

From Fri 9 Jun, Mayfield Manchester, Fairfield Street, Manchester. Fri & Sat 12pm – 10pm, Sun 12pm – 8pm, FREE,

Fri 19 May
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Mon 24 Apr 2017