Development of 98 homes by Bellway in Prescot Road is due to be approved next week

Liverpool homes set for sign-off

Jessica Swettenham

Liverpool City Council is expected to approve the development of 300 houses by Countryside Properties and Bellway Homes at its next planning committee meeting on Tuesday 7 July.
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SPECIAL REPORT: Property and the EU

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With the UK’s in-out referendum on EU membership in the offing, it is worth considering just how much the outcome might impact North West property and regeneration. Neil Tague looks at some of the key areas of the market and asks 'what have the Europeans ever done for us?'
Library Walk

Library Walk complete

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Jessica Swettenham

Library Walk, the controversial structure linking the Town Hall Extension and Central Library in Manchester’s St Peter’s Square, is now open for public use.
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Standard Life buys in Princess Street

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55 Princess Street in Manchester has been bought by Standard Life Investments from Benson Elliot for £22.4m in an off market deal, a £7m increase in value since the building was last sold in 2013.
Heywood Distribution Park

Speculative warehouses on site at Heywood

Investment firm Harbert Management Corporation has started the speculative development of two warehouse and distribution units totalling 212,830 sq ft at Heywood Distribution Park in Rochdale.
Paul Singleton Turley

Turley director to join Planning Inspectorate

Paul Singleton, director and national head of compulsory purchase at Manchester-based Turley is due to leave the consultancy in September to join the Planning Inspectorate.

35 Fountain Street sold for £16m

IVG has sold the 50,600 sq ft office in Manchester city centre to CBRE Global Investors in an off-market deal for £16.1m, reflecting a net initial yield 5.5%.
Tom Bloxham

Splash reports loss but Bloxham remains buoyant

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Paul Unger

Urban Splash made a loss of £43.4m in the year to the end of September 2014 after charges of £30.4m for goodwill impairment, which revalued the business below historical levels, and a £14.9m hit due to interest rate swap losses.
Barn conversion at Sefton is for sale by Sutton Kersh for around £220,000

Catalogues out for July auctions

Merseyside auctioneers Sutton Kersh and Smith & Sons have announced the lots available at their July auctions, including a 17th-Century barn conversion in Sefton and development land in Wallasey.
Lime Street June 2015 design

Neptune revises Lime Street plans

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The developer has started public consultation on revised plans for a major mixed-use scheme along one side of Lime Street in Liverpool city centre following criticism of the original designs.
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Cheshire East set to reject 270 homes

Jessica Swettenham

Two residential schemes from Redrow Homes and Gladman Developments have been recommended for refusal by officers ahead of Cheshire East Council’s planning committee meeting on Wednesday 1 July.