Ask the panel: digital or physical infrastructure – which will have the greater impact in the North West?

Ask the panel: digital or physical infrastructure - which will have the greater impact in the North West? The government’s recently announced UK Digital Strategy includes commitment to developing a “world class” digital infrastructure whilst, at the same time, it presses ahead with the £56 billion HS2 and the mammoth Trans-Pennine ... Read More...

Competition opened for first HS2 train contract

The competition for the £2.75 billion contract to design, build and maintain Britain’s first high speed train fleet was officially launched yesterday (20 April).HS2 Ltd started the procurement process for the project, and will work with the winner to develop around 60 state-of-the-art trains for phase one of the network.The successful ... Read More...

Dakota hotel plan progresses at ‘strategically important’ Manchester site

Evans Property Group is confident it has found the “perfect” Manchester site for its expanding Dakota Deluxe hotel brand after securing planning permission.The Leeds-based firm plans to start work this summer on a new leisure destination within the city’s “strategically important” Piccadilly Basin regeneration development.The 137-room accommodation complex is expected ... Read More...