Please excuse the pun but it's onwards and upwards for Manchester’s development!

Eye-catching plans are in to build a 'vertical village' on the edge of Manchester city centre featuring five landmark skyscrapers, one that would become the city's tallest building.

"This 'vertical village' is a sustainable model for high-density urban living, providing accommodation, public gardens, restaurants, educational and medical amenities and potentially even facilities for growing food. The buildings are designed and orientated to allow excellent sunlight levels and attractive views from within each of the 1,390 apartments.

"The focus of the vertical living concept is to create an integrated, diverse community with a range of communal areas designed at different scales and intimacies.

"Situated on top of the level-three podium, the development provides access to amenities and facilities such as play spaces and community activities. Here the community can come alive, connect and enjoy the various spaces.