Placefirst New Hires

Placefirst Construction targets £110m turnover

Charlie Schouten

Placefirst’s construction arm has hired senior staff from Keepmoat, Prospect, and Wates in a bid to push its turnover from £28m to £110m in four years.

Chester Northgate Aerial

Call to stop Northgate attracts 120 property signatures

Charlie Schouten

More than 120 senior professionals have signed a letter calling for Cheshire West & Chester Council to stop work on its £300m Northgate project. The letter, put forward by Tim Kenney of Kenneymoore and Guy Butler of Glenbrook, was submitted to the council on Friday.

Excelsior Works CGI 2 Canal View

GMI confirmed for £26m Excelsior Works

GMI has been confirmed as main contractor for Mulbury’s £26m Excelsior Works scheme in Castlefield with construction due to begin next month.

Sean Fielding

BOOK NOW | Role of culture in regeneration

Cllr Sean Fielding, the new leader-elect of Oldham Council, will speak at the event this Thursday discussing the purpose of culture in the Greater Manchester town's masterplan.

Andrew Lewis

CWAC hires new chief executive

Cheshire West & Chester Council has appointed Andrew Lewis, currently managing director for the Tees Valley Combined Authority, as its new chief executive, replacing the retiring Gerald Meehan.

Adventure Dock Liverpool


Although as professionals, we stay firmly neutral on all planning applications, there are some projects that cross the desk where you think “oh yeah, LOVE to see that happen”.

Invest in Central Lancashire 2018

Outgoing Preston chief executive praises city ‘dynamism’

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Today is Preston City Council chief executive Lorraine Norris’s final day before she retires after nine years in the post, handing over to interim Adrian Phillips. Place North West talks to Norris about her legacy, Preston’s progress, and Lancashire’s chance for devolution.