Lime Street June 2015 design

No inquiry needed for £35m Lime Street redevelopment

Plans for the regeneration of the east side of Lime Street in Liverpool will not be called in by the Secretary of State for Communities & Local Government, according to a statement from the city council.


As Nature Intended picks K2 for flagship store

As Nature Intended, the organic food and beauty products retailer founded by Iceland boss Malcolm Walker and now run by his daughter, has appointed Liverpool-based K2 Architects to design a new flagship store at Marble Arch House, Edgware Road in London.

Knowsley Business Park Moorgate

Transport investment at Knowsley Business Park

Around £6.7m of works to improve access and connectivity at Knowsley Business Park have been announced, part-funded by an award from the £230m growth fund allocated to the Liverpool City Region Local Enterprise Partnership earlier this year.

Robert Aspray Urban Green

Urban Green boosts NQ team

Manchester-based design and environmental consultancy Urban Green has appointed designer Rob Aspray from Capita, taking the company’s headcount from five to 16 since its relocation to the Northern Quarter in October.

Bootle Street Police Station

Funding secured for Bootle Street

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Jessica Swettenham

Jackson’s Row Development Partnership, owned by ex-footballers Gary Neville, Ryan Giggs, developer Brendan Flood and Manchester City Council, has formed an international consortium with Chinese and Singaporean investors to fund the redevelopment of Bootle Street.

Hampton Hilton Blackpool

Blackpool Hampton by Hilton gets sign-off

The construction of an £8.5m 130-bedroom hotel on the site of the disused Palm Beach and Bourne Hotels in Wimbourne Place, Blackpool, has been granted planning permission.

Source: Colliers International

Colliers: Shed rents surge

Prime and secondary industrial rents for large and small sheds in the North West rose markedly between June 2014 and June 2015, according to research by Colliers International.

OBI Queens House

Queens House office refurb complete

OBI Property has finished the refurbishment of 19,155 sq ft at Queens House in Brazennose Street, Manchester, on behalf of CBRE Global Investors.

Redrow Abbey Road Sandbach

Approval for 460 homes across Cheshire East

Jessica Swettenham

Cheshire East’s strategic planning board has given reserved matters consent to 460 homes across three sites in Holmes Chapel, Sandbach and Leighton.