Bruntwood signs insurance tenant at Manchester One

Van and car insurance broker, Autonet, has taken 6,000 sq ft in Bruntwood’s Manchester One building for its first office in the city, hiring 80 staff to support its headquarters in Stoke-on-Trent.

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Hodder hires three grads

Hodder + Partners has appointed three new team members from the Manchester School of Architecture to support the ongoing growth of the practice.

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Knight Frank embraces proptech with leasing software

The property adviser has agreed a deal with US online platform VTS which will see agents, initially in the Central London leasing and asset management teams, manage deal activity, identify trends and quantify portfolio performance.

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NorthEdge latest pre-let to sign for No1

Private equity company NorthEdge Capital has agreed to take 5,500 sq ft within Allied London’s No1 Spinningfields, moving from Vantage Point which sits opposite.

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PLANNING | Peel reveals Speke Hall plans

A Speke site formerly occupied by Chemie Pelzer, which supplies components to the automotive industry, is the stand-out item on the agenda for Liverpool City Council’s planning committee, which meets on 25 July.

GSK ‘no longer needs additional capacity’ at Cumbria

Pharmaceuticals giant GSK has shelved plans to build a £350m drugs manufacturing facility at its base in Ulverston, Cumbria, as well as warning investors that it may be ready to sell on the site as part of its disposal of a whole arm of the business.

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FK Group appoints financial director

Altrincham-based building envelope specialist FK Group has hired Phil Norris as financial director, from steel fabrication company William Hare Group.

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PLANNING | Manchester poised to consent 2,500 city homes

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The council's planning committee meets next week to consider one of the biggest agendas in recent years, with proposals including Allied London's Trinity Islands and London Road Fire Station, Ask Developments' Found Space, and the latest schemes from Manchester Life.

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Consent for Liverpool cancer centre

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Proton Partners International has received planning permission to build the Rutherford Cancer Centre North West in Liverpool’s Paddington Village, a scheme the business announced at MIPIM in March.