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Hall on board as Savills builds retail strength

Savills’ retail team has followed up the hiring of Stephen Proudley with another high-profile arrival, as director Andy Hall joins the Manchester-based operation from Cushman & Wakefield.

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Taylor Wimpey buys Wigan Hovis site

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Acting for the bakery group, CBRE’s land and development team has sold a brownfield site in Aspull with capacity for 150 homes to housebuilder Taylor Wimpey for an undisclosed sum.

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REIT picks up Stobart Widnes site

LXi REIT has acquired the freehold interest in Stobart’s industrial and office headquarters complex in Widnes for £25.5m in a sale and leaseback deal, reflecting a net initial yield of 5.5%.

Anstee moves into tech

Cllr Sean Anstee, the former leader of Trafford Council, has joined Telcom Group to head a new division of the business.

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CBRE hires from Bruntwood

Mark Garner has joined the consultancy's Manchester office from Bruntwood as a senior surveyor in the office agency team.

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COMMENT | Rail freight’s Powerhouse potential

We’ve heard a lot about the delivery of the Northern Powerhouse.  Column inches and manifestos are full of debates on how best to realise this vision of economic and social regeneration, writes Chris Swan of Tarmac.

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Luxury Denbighshire hotel secures consent

Denbighshire’s planning committee has given the go-ahead to replace the derelict Bryn Morfydd Hotel in Llanrhaeadr with a 39-bed hotel and 89 holiday lodges.

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THING OF THE WEEK

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3D tours of Frank Lloyd Wright's winter studio, Manchester's new tallest building, and shoes that'll last you for 38 marathons all stood out this week.

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Ion’s £62m Earlsfield Park set for planning consent

Developer Ion and its partner the Knowsley Estate are set to secure planning approval for its 57-acre Earlsfield Park development in North Huyton featuring 40 acres of employment space alongside 160 homes.