Hanson Quarry Cheshire Lakes

Cheshire East to debate £1.6m watersports centre

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Plans for a watersports and outdoor activity centre at a 55-acre former quarry in Chelford are to be discussed at Cheshire East Council’s planning committee next week, with the scheme recommended for refusal despite backing from the council’s rural investment team.

University of Chester energy demonstrator

Willmott Dixon selected for university energy project

The University of Chester has appointed contractor Willmott Dixon to develop its Intelligent Energy System Demonstrator project at Thornton Science Park, as part of the Cheshire Science Corridor Enterprise Zone.

Leyland aerial

Land deal agreed at former truck test track

The first step towards redeveloping the old Leyland Motors Test Track in Lancashire has been taken with the signing of a land deal between public and private sector partners.

Castlefield House Beetham

St John’s edges to Deansgate with site acquisition

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Plans have been revealed for an extension of the St John’s masterplan, stretching the development area towards Beetham tower and bringing Allied London chief Mike Ingall’s vision for an arc of activity from London Road to the former ITV Granada site closer to fruition.

Building the Northern Powerhouse

Building the Northern Powerhouse | Summary, slides + pictures

Paul Swinney, principal economist at Centre for Cities, presented his latest research, on lessons learned for the North of England from the economies of the Rhine-Ruhr and Randstad, to an invited audience at a breakfast debate organised by Place North West for DAC Beachcroft and Centre for Cities.

MMU arts building Oxford Road

MMU diversifies Oxford Road estate in £250m strategy

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Manchester Metropolitan University is working on designs for the redevelopment of the Mabel Tylecote building on Oxford Road, and is preparing a business case for a distinctive mixed-use scheme on the former Student Union site, as part of a £250m development pipeline.

Manchester Green July 2016

DB Symmetry starts spec work at Manchester Green

DB Symmetry, funded by Barwood Capital, has commenced the speculative refurbishment of the 30,000 sq ft Building Four, Manchester Green, following a recent letting to project delivery consultancy Worley Parsons at the business park.