Village phase one St Johns

Plans in for St John’s Village first phase

Jessica Swettenham

Allied London has submitted a planning application for the first phase of residential development at its £1.3bn St John’s neighbourhood, for a site next to Grape Street which includes the former Coronation Street set.

Stockport County ground bought by council

Stockport Council has completed the purchase of Edgeley Park, securing its future as the home of the football club following rumours of a sale to property developers who proposed demolishing the ground.
Leaf Street Mecanoo

One Manchester consults on Hulme housing

Housing provider One Manchester has put together plans for 170 homes across two sites in Hulme, and is hosting a public exhibition next week to consult local stakeholders on the schemes.
Martin Stockley Russia

Stockley: From Manchester to Moscow

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Last year Manchester-based urbanist Martin Stockley swapped the North West for the Russian capital to work for property company State Development as chief engineer. He reflects on 12 months in Moscow and the cultural differences between the two countries.
The 53-bedroom hotel at Knott Mill was designed by Hodder & Partners

Office, resi and hotel approved for Manchester sites

Jessica Swettenham

The development of a 220,000 sq ft office at First Street, 93 homes at the former MMU campus in Didsbury, and a 53-bedroom aparthotel by Hodder & Partners in Knott Mill have been granted planning consent by Manchester City Council.
Wirral Youth Zone

Wirral Youth Zone gets go-ahead

Construction of the £6m youth centre in Birkenhead, known as the Hive, is set to begin later this year after the planning application was approved by Wirral Council.
KP Industries

Rochdale manufacturer accommodates growth

KP Industries, the Rochdale-based conveyor systems manufacturer, has expanded its facility in Buckley Road Industrial Estate and has taken on new staff after receiving £1m of orders.
Woodford School Winsford

Developer chosen for Woodford Lodge school site

Cheshire West & Chester Council has selected Keepmoat Homes to bring forward a residential development on a 30-acre brownfield plot on the outskirts of Winsford town centre.
Andrew Stokes Marketing Manchester

Stokes to leave Marketing Manchester

Jessica Swettenham

Andrew Stokes, chief executive of Marketing Manchester, is set to depart after 17 years with the agency, as the organisation undergoes a restructuring that will see new senior roles created and a focus on a wider range of sectors across the city.