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Major Infrastructure Projects and Investments


The investment in a high-speed rail connection (HS2) will consolidate Cheshire East as one of the most connected areas in the UK and will support existing businesses, inward investment, and job creation in and around Crewe.

The latest announcements place Crewe central to the plans; the route will pass through various parts of Cheshire East, with a Hub Station at Crewe and Rolling Stock Depot north of Crewe.

Read more about HS2 in Cheshire East.

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Crewe will be revitalised: a special place shaped by its engineering and railway heritage, established as the urban heart of the area it serves, and confident about its future.

Crewe will be known across the UK as an industrious, creative and pioneering place of opportunity – a story shared by its skilled and hard-working communities and the many new residents it has attracted who will call it home.

Its integrated HS2 Hub station and growing population will make Crewe a magnet for new business and one of the best-connected places in the north of England. Investment in transport and energy infrastructure will drive progress towards a zero-carbon town.

Find out more about Crewe, completed projects and new exciting projects which are underway on the We are all Crewe website.


The Macclesfield Town Centre regeneration framework sets a vision for a ‘town that celebrates its quirkiness’, identifies seven ‘character areas’ and a spatial framework for all those interested in investing in and supporting the future of the town. Working together with stakeholders who are passionate about their area, visible changes are happening that reflect the vitality of the town and surrounding areas.

Out of the town centre, Macclesfield benefits from its proximity to the  centre of excellence at Alderley Park. It is close to Manchester Airport and the surrounding rural areas have proved to be ripe picking for companies such as Forest Gin, Winkle Beer Company and Crag Spring Water.

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 Other major projects

Find out the latest information on our major projects by clicking on the scheme title

Page last reviewed: 12 December 2021