Liverpool2 Peel Ports October 2016

Peel Ports opens warehouse framework

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The business is looking to work with companies that can build and refurbish warehouses at its sites in Liverpool, Runcorn and Heysham, with £50m of opportunities in the region up for grabs.

New Starters Jan 2018

Kevan heads spate of hires for How

Manchester-based consultancy How Planning has made six appointments as it grows its planning and environmental advisory team, including a new partner, Richard Kevan, to lead its environmental impact assessments team.

Cotton Field Wharf

Cask and Pollen Bakery head to Ancoats

Manchester Life has signed up two new businesses to commercial units at its Cotton Field Wharf scheme in Ancoats, with beer bar Cask set to open its second site in the city in the spring.

Irwell Chambers

Irwell Chambers extension secures funding

Frontier Development Capital and Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking have committed more than £2m to fund the development of 20 apartments at the top of Irwell Chambers in Liverpool’s Castle Street Conservation Area.

Prologis Ao Crewe

AO distribution centre bought for £36m

Tritax's Big Box REIT fund, which was set up to invest in large logistics assets, has acquired part of AO World’s national distribution centre at Weston Road, Crewe for £36m.

Andy Burnham

Burnham names advisory panel

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Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has cast the net wide in selecting his first Business Advisory Panel, with just one representative of the property sector being named, in Nicola Hodkinson, director of business services at Seddon Construction.

Benjamin Connor Kuits

COMMENT | Carillion collapse: Where does this leave private sector contracts?

After the collapse of construction and facilities management giant Carillion earlier this week, the Government announced it would provide funding to maintain public services due to be carried out by the contractor. However, it is clear that this is not a rescue mission, writes Kuits Solicitors’ head of construction, Ben Connor.

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Quorum sells warehouse portfolio for £18m

Wilmslow property company Quorum Estates has sold its industrial portfolio to sector specialist investor Warehouse REIT for £18.25m, reflecting a net initial yield of 7%.