EPIC Hospitality Group has been appointed under a management contract to run the pair of hotels, following the breakdown of talks between Elliot Group and its original partner PVA Hospitality, operator of Southport’s Vincent hotel.
Buildings of up to 17 storeys in height housing 347,000 sq ft of offices alongside a hotel will form part of the latest expansion of First Street, brought forward by developers Ask, Richardson, and Patrizia.
Wirral chief executive Eric Robinson has called for the “transformation” of Birkenhead into a “younger, more vibrant” town, rather than a competitor to Liverpool, as part of the authority’s 15-year Local Plan.
Public-private partnerships will continue to flourish, but challenges around procurement, choosing the right partner, and developing the right sites still remain, according to a panel of experts from both the public and private sectors, speaking at Place North West’s Meet the Authorities event.
Construction is under way on seven major build-to-rent developments which will deliver over 1,900 apartments, bringing the total pipeline of BtR units to just under 3,300 at various stages across Merseyside, writes Ian Taylor of RSM.
Liverpool City Council is to discuss whether it should write to the Prime Minister to call for the Government to take “direct control” of the delivery of the stalled £335m Royal Liverpool Hospital, which is running more than two years late.
Cheshire East Council has started a second round of consultation on plans to dispose of two plots of designated open space in Knutsford, which could enable the construction of up to 225 new homes in the area.