Part of the East Manchester industrial conurbation, Beswick housing was cleared after the second world war to be replaced by flats, but places like Fort Beswick and Bell Crescent quickly destroyed any sense of community and succumbed to vandalism.

Today as part of East Manchester’s regeneration, building work is taking place including residential housing, a new school and library.

With the redevelopment of the Etihad stadium which spans the border of Clayton, the council hopes to transform the area into an unrivalled sport and community hub.


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