As part of the plan to improve rail travel in the North, Northern Hub, a new viaduct is planned to connect Manchester’s Victoria, Oxford Road and Piccadilly stations, known as the Ordsall Chord.
The chord will be 300 metres of new track that will create a new link between Manchester city centre’s main train stations. Once completed, it will increase capacity, meaning more trains will be able to run. Being able to transport more people and improve links across the north brings wider benefits, helping create thousands of jobs.
The scheme impacts a broad range of City Centre land and property assets on a temporary and permanent basis. GVA prepared acquisition budget estimates, dealt with the acquisition strategy for the scheme and pre CPO negotiations including land and property compensation advance agreements. We inputted into Public Inquiry evidence on land acquisition strategy, assisting the process for securing the confirmed Order.
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