As four years of restoration work begins on Elizabeth Tower, home of the Big Ben bell at the North end of the Houses of Parliament, M&E engineering designer SI Sealy has confirmed it is working on the £29m project from its Stockport office.
Ten years ago, I watched with wide-eyed adolescent enthusiasm as Manchester’s cityscape transformed. Excitement and optimism were in the air, jostling for space amongst the cranes which littered the city’s skyline at the time, writes Ed Howe.
Details of Hodder + Partners’ design for the 39-storey tower set to be built as part of the St Michael’s development in Manchester city centre have been revealed as part of a public consultation event taking place today.
Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham and Liverpool City Region mayor Steve Rotheram joined with leaders from Leeds, Newcastle and Sheffield for a transport summit aimed at forcing improved trans-northern rail links to the top of the government's agenda.