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Fresh designs revealed for X1’s The Plaza

A planning application has been submitted to amend designs for X1’s £34m The Plaza development in Manchester, which is currently being built by Forrest.

Nutsford Vale School

Plans go in for controversial Nutsford Vale school

Charlie Schouten

A planning application has been submitted for a new 1,200-place school to be built by Laing O’Rourke on Nutsford Vale in Gorton, despite objections from local residents and councillors.

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Middlewood Locks gets £35m funding boost from HCA

Developer FairBriar International has secured a £35m funding facility from the Homes and Communities Agency to help it fast-track the second phase of the 2,200-home Middlewood Locks development in Manchester.


Bids due today for University of Liverpool masterplan

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh

A longlist of architects including BDP, Sheppard Robson, and K2 in partnership with Reiach & Hall have been invited to bid to create a masterplan for the University of Liverpool, translating the 2026 strategy published last year into a deliverable estates plan.

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Lime Street station reopens after three weeks

Alice Cachia

Network Rail’s phase one works to the 113,340 sq ft station had been underway since 30 September and saw engineers replace almost 2km of track and build two platforms to increase capacity. [GALLERY]

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Problem jobs hit Hochtief with £3m loss

Charlie Schouten

Civil engineering contractor Hochtief, which is building the Broughton Bypass near Preston and a new lifting bridge over the Manchester Ship Canal, has blamed “a small minority of projects” for a £3m pre-tax loss in its full-year results.