Partner, John Cleaveley, Senior Associate Stephanie MacPherson

Weightmans team shifts to Shoosmiths

The Manchester office of national law firm Shoosmiths has hired a team of five construction specialists, all previously from Weightmans.

Farrell Hewes

BOOK NOW | Warrington and Purcell join Meet the Authorities

Andy Farrell, executive director at Warrington Council, and Nicola Hewes, partner at Purcell, architect on the £300m Manchester Town Hall overhaul, have joined the line-up of local authorities and private sector partners discussing large-scale regeneration plans and future opportunities at this half-day conference on 12 July.

Kevin Theobold

DB Symmetry hires Theobold from RPS

Kevin Theobold has joined DB Symmetry as its national head of construction from RPS, taking up a role on the developer’s main board.

Academy Way Warrington

Warrington apartment block returns to planners

A 144-apartment development off Academy Street, proposed by Lane End and Torus Homes, will again be discussed by Warrington’s planning committee after a decision was deferred at a meeting in April.

White Moss Quarry

Cheshire East set to reject 350 homes over design guide issues

Plans for 350 homes at White Moss Quarry in Alsager have been recommended for refusal after planners criticised the scheme for not adhering to the borough's design guide, despite part of the proposals being prepared by the design guide's author, eScape Urbanists.

Chester Northgate Artists Impression 1

CWAC racks up nearly £1m in fees on Northgate

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Charlie Schouten

Cheshire West & Chester Council has spent nearly £1m on fees since late 2016 on the mixed-use Northgate project, with some professional services companies racking up six-figure sums in less than a year, a freedom of information request by Place North West has revealed.