Withington district centre: The power of community (video case study)

This resource provides a short video on partnership working and collaboration to enhance the vitality and viability of Withington district centre, in Manchester. The case study showcases several of the projects instigated by a highly effective partnership in the centre, including Withington Walls art project, Withington by Night events, and the redevelopment of Withington Baths. It reveals the power of partnership working in place recovery and transformation, with best practice tips for other centres.

Date added 17 August 2021
Last updated 17 August 2021

This resource provides a short video on partnership working and collaboration to enhance the vitality and viability of Withington district centre, in Manchester. It was created as part of the ABCitiEs Project, a European project focusing on area-based collaborative entrepreneurship, which the IPM at Manchester Metropolitan University, alongside Manchester City Council, are taking part in.

The case study showcases several of the projects instigated by a highly effective partnership in the centre, including Withington Walls art project, Withington by Night events, and the redevelopment of Withington Baths. It includes commentary from:

  • Rosie Lowe (resident)
  • Dave Payne (Withington Village Regeneration Partnership)
  • Steve Millington (IPM, MMU)
  • Martin Saker (Manchester City Council); and
  • Lizzy Pilling (trader, A Curious Collection)

As the video summary concludes, “other places can learn a lot from the approach taken by local people and traders in Withington. Effective partnerships in the centre have organised and aligned stakeholders, and working together they have brought about positive change to their local high street”.

To learn more about the ABCitiEs Project please see here, and the Vital and Viable Manchester Project, which also features Withington, here.