Green Streets
Northern Quarter


Stevenson Square, Manchester

A City of Trees Project

‘Green Streets’ is about making urban spaces greener and more attractive places to live, work and invest. From a “grey and drab” to “green & fab”, Stevenson Square is now one of the lushest places in Manchester. And its all down to local community action.

Currently nearly £40k has been crowdfunded from local people through the Spacehive website, added to that funded by Manchester City Council & CityCo. Supported by Manchester’s GreenExpo, Stevenson Square is now a flourishing city habitation. 11 Japanese Ginkgo Biloba trees have been planted in a permeable pavement made out of recycled tyres. The old public loo has been transformed into the square’s focal point, complete with roof garden sprouting herbs and strawberries. Hanging baskets decorate the lamp posts, adding to the colourful Euro-style ‘street cafe’ atmosphere.

“So proud to support this project – it’s been a long time coming!”
Beth Maria Knowles

“Amazing project! I would love to help out if you need volunteers…”
Corin Bell, Director at The Real Junk Food Project Manchester

“I 100% support this project to give a green makeover to this drab and dreary square!”
Kevin Peel, Manchester City Councillor