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O’Neill resigns from Treasury role

Manchester economist Lord Jim O’Neill has resigned from his position as Commercial Secretary to the Treasury with responsibility for the Northern Powerhouse, saying that his time in Government “has come to its natural end”.

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DWP lines up Manchester office options

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh

The Department for Work & Pensions is understood to have narrowed its long-running search for an office in Manchester to two city centre options; the new-build Two St Peter’s Square, and the refurbished Arkwright House.

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Funding secured for Oxford Road helipad

An emergency landing helipad and bridge will be built in central Manchester next year after the NHS trust hit its £3.9m fundraising target 12 months ahead of forecast.

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PLANNING | Manchester gives go-ahead to 1,250 homes

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh

The approval process went smoothly for major schemes across Manchester, with Capital & Centric and Henry Boot's £200m Kampus, and Muse and Network Rail's £150m New Victoria granted planning permission, and the previously controversial Yo! Homes also approved.

Batch includes new Blacon High School

Morgan Sindall finishes £27m of schools

Morgan Sindall has handed over the latest batch of four schools rebuilt under the Education Funding Agency’s Priority School Building Programme for the North West.

Watkin Jones adds to Chester portfolio

Watkin Jones, the North Wales-based student halls developer, has received planning consent to progress with the development of land currently being used as a car park on Hunter Street in Chester.

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Kier reports solid annual results

The diverse construction and development group said it remained confident in its outlook as it reported a long-term order book of £8.7bn in its latest annual results.

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Co-op’s NOMA director quits

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David Pringle, director of NOMA, the development of 20 acres of Manchester city centre by the Co-operative Group and Hermes Investment Management, has resigned to set up his own consultancy.