Chill Factore

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The latest trends in workplace design, the office refurbishment market, employee engagement and work technology will be among topics explored at this dedicated event at Chill Factore later this month.

Liverpool Commercial District BID Bixteth Street

BID company prepares for renewal election

The Liverpool BID Company has started campaigning to convince sufficient numbers of businesses in the commercial district around Old Hall Street, Dale Street and Water Street that the business improvement district has been successful enough in the past five years to vote for another round of levy supplement on rates to continue with the initiative.

Audi Oldham Council deal NHS

Car showroom for former hospital site

Oldham Council has brokered a deal on behalf of the NHS, subject to planning approval, to bring an £8m Audi dealership to the borough with motor dealer Jardine Motors Group on a former hospital site.

Nuffield Health will build a 130,000 sq ft private hospital and wellbeing centre, designed by Pozzoni, on Manchester Metropolitan University’s former Elizabeth Gaskell campus complex

IN PICTURES | Manchester planning approvals

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Manchester City Council’s February planning committee saw yet another tranche of major projects get the green light, including the £60m Graphene Engineering Innovation Centre, a £75m Nuffield Health, and a new city centre hotel. [GALLERY]

Stephen Hogg JLL

JLL’s first PRS block management deal close, says Hogg

Paul Unger

JLL is in advanced negotiations to agree its first private rented sector building management contract in Manchester as it establishes the new service offering in the city, according to senior director Stephen Hogg.

GVA Big Nine Q4 front page

Liverpool offices beat quarterly average take-up by 45%

Bilfinger GVA’s latest office take-up review of the nine biggest regional cities showed that both Manchester and Liverpool topped their five-year quarterly averages in the fourth quarter of last year, with Manchester also achieving the highest headline rent.

Jubilee House

Wigan office investment sold out of receivership

Acting on behalf of a private client, Commercial Properties has acquired Jubilee House, Wigan, for £1.4m from LPA receivers Bilfinger GVA, representing a net initial yield of 10%.