New council chief ‘must support development beyond central Manchester’

Manchester City Council’s incoming chief executive must “support development and investment beyond the city centre” when she takes the helm, according to an industry expert.Looking ahead to what 2017 holds for the city, Shoosmiths’ commercial property partner Andrew Pattinson says there are still “high levels of deprivation” to be addressed ... Read More...

Speculative Greater Manchester office building complete

Greater Manchester’s only speculative office building outside of Manchester city centre has reached completion.Parklands 5B has been built by Orbit Developments in Bolton and is expected to attract “significant interest” from potential occupiers.The new five-floor accommodation has been created after online electrical retailer AO.com moved into the neighbouring Parklands 5A ... Read More...

Neptune ‘disappointed’ with council’s decision on Birkenhead regeneration

The developer behind the proposed £30 million regeneration of Birkenhead town centre has expressed its disappointment over Wirral Council’s decision to scrap the plans.The scheme was set to regenerate the Wirral town’s market and rebuild the former Europa Pools leisure centre with a food court, restaurants and hotel also proposed.The ... Read More...

Space Project expansion to ‘raise Manchester’s position for UK media production’

A £14 million Space Project expansion will “raise Manchester’s already enviable reputation and prominent position for media production across the UK” after being given the go-ahead.Manchester City Council approved Phase II plans for the West Gorton production hub, enabling it to double in size by 2017.PRP, which delivered the 125,000 ... Read More...

New £30m Southport energy plant given go-ahead

A “ground-breaking” £30 million waste-to-energy plant has been given the go ahead for Southport and will help change the country’s approach to generating power.The proposed facility, which has been designed by Liverpool-based architects Condy Lofthouse and is being funded by Iona Capital, will create 100 new jobs.Following planning approval by ... Read More...