Cranes pierce the sky at the end of Nicola Woods' street on the outskirts of Manchester city centre. When it comes to the city's rapidly expanding skyline, she and her neighbours have a front row seat.
They have watched on from their council estate as skyscraper after skyscraper has shot up in recent years - each one higher than the last.
In Collyhurst - an inner city area once named among the most deprived in England - the extraordinary growth of Manchester city centre has all felt rather distant.
Home to a proud, tight-knit community, this corner of north Manchester feels a world away from the opulence of Deansgate Square or Spinningfields. READ MORE: Two pubs banned from serving after huge brawl 'involving knives and a gun' linked to gangs But as the city centre continues to expand, its perimeter has creeped out in all directions.Read more on manchestereveningnews.co.uk