A permanent memorial to the 22 victims of the Manchester Arena bombing will be located close to the scene of the attack, the council has confirmed.
A site between Hunt’s Bank and Deansgate, near the city’s cathedral, has been “earmarked” after consultation with families, a spokesman said.
Prof Malcom Press of the Manchester Memorial Advisory Group said choosing a location was a “significant step”.
He added that the design had not been decided upon and would “not be rushed”.
The location was announced as plans for a “more intimate” commemoration of the second anniversary of the 22 May 2017 attack were revealed.
— BBC Radio Manchester (@BBCRadioManc) March 28, 2019