It's 100 years since women got to vote for the first time in a UK General Election, and Greater Manchester is celebrating with the unveiling of not one, but two, statues of suffragettes who led the Votes for Women movement.
Cheshire West & Chester has chosen AHR in place of previous architect Acme on its £300m mixed-use scheme in Chester city centre as part of a wider overhaul of the professional team, having already spent more than £12m on professional fees and site investigations.
In its first major investment since its formation in October, the joint venture between Bruntwood and Legal & General is set to create 50,000 sq ft of speculative laboratory space at the Mereside life science campus at Alderley Park.
Maya Properties’ proposals for an apartment block on Bridgewater Road were refused against officer recommendation for a second time at last night’s Trafford planning committee, while a tight vote saw Novo secure consent for its controversial Brown Street development in Hale by seven votes to six.
While London facilities are closing, demand for television and film production in the UK is reaching some of the highest levels ever. There's an opportunity for Northern locations to fill that gap, writes Melanie Jones of Allied London.
Liverpool developer Elliot Group has opened the first of two hotels it has planned for the city, with the £20m Seel Street Hotel, managed by Epic Hospitality Group, welcoming its first guests this week.