Preston Road 2

Council criticised over ‘flawed’ £190m link road application

Charlie Schouten

Robertson Group and the Tom Barron Pension Fund have submitted a development consent order for Preston’s £190m Western Distributor link road directly to the Secretary of State after discussions with Lancashire County Council broke down.

Peel Holdings Dock 8 Ground Floor Offices And Reception.

Pure expands at Princes Dock

Legal services provider Pure Business Group has taken an extra 6,000 sq ft at No 8 Princes Dock at Liverpool Waters, taking its total space in the building to 16,000 sq ft.

Co Op Blackpool November 2018

Co-op set for refusal in Blackpool

A mixed-use development potentially featuring a Co-operative store and apartments on the site of the Anchorsholme Methodist Church has been recommended for refusal by Blackpool’s planning committee after a series of objections from local councillors.

Tony Lenehan Extentia Group

Styles & Wood parent eyes £230m turnover

The Sale-based property services group formed through the merger of Styles & Wood and Southerns, which includes subsidiary companies Space Invader and Ralph Capper, has rebranded to Extentia Group as it eyes a £70m increase in revenue.

St Annes Pier

Funding bid to restore St Annes Pier

Fylde Council has put in a funding bid for the restoration of the grade two-listed St Annes pier, as part of the Government’s wider Coastal Revival Fund.

Penwortham Aerial

Masterplan out for 2,000 Penwortham homes

Taylor Wimpey and Homes England have released a draft masterplan set to guide the development of up to 2,000 homes at Pickering’s Farm, Penwortham.

Aura Site Excavation

Forrest denies administration rumours

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Charlie Schouten

Bolton-based contractor Forrest, which is working on high-profile projects in Manchester and Liverpool, has denied rumours it is close to appointing administrators but has confirmed it is exploring a refinancing deal.

Entezari Iceni

Iceni adds to Manchester office

Iceni Projects has announced the appointment of Justine Entezari as an associate in the Manchester planning team.

Anwyl Roby Site

Anwyl secures consent in Roby despite 700 objections

Knowsley Council’s planning committee has given the green light to housebuilder Anwyl for 124 homes on a site off Edenhurst Avenue in Roby, despite the proposals attracting more than 700 letters of objection from local residents.

125 Deansgate

WeWork closes in on next Manchester sites

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Neil Tague

Co-working operator WeWork is understood to be close to deals totalling a combined 100,000 sq ft within 125 Deansgate and Dalton Place, as well as progressing discussions for a fifth base in the city.

Canal Quarter Drone Lancaster

Canal Quarter framework due in December

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh

A “high level” masterplan for the long-awaited Canal Corridor scheme in Lancaster, now known as Canal Quarter, is set to be completed by early December by council advisors Planit IE and GVA.

'The Soldiers Story' The Portrait Of Wilfred Owen


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In the battle for city supremacy, Liverpudlians must sometimes feel that nothing is safe in Manchester’s quest to claim everything for its own, and this week was no different.