Gary Neville MIPIM

Neville: St Michael’s challenge still in front of us

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

The evolution of the proposals for St Michael's rumbles on, with the latest round of consultation into the revised designs due next week. As more details are set to emerge, developer Gary Neville talks to Place North West about high-end residential, hospitality, and homelessness.

101 Princess Street changes hands

Standard Life Investments Property Income Trust has acquired 101 Princess Street in Manchester city centre, paying its private investor owners £8.1m.

Altrincham Market

McGoff seeks Altrincham effect in Urmston

The McGoff Group has completed the acquisition of the Urmston Market site in Railway Road, enabling it to press on with plans to create a food-led market hall along with residential.

Chris McGoff McGoff Group

Place10: Taking care of business

Just at the moment my three brothers and I merged our growing regional housebuilding business, Villafont Homes, with the respected family main contracting business, McGoff & Byrne, in 2007, a swift step change in the market was felt, says Chris McGoff, main board director.

Daniel March Chancerygate

Chancerygate recruits from LSH

Industrial and logistics developer Chancerygate has hired Daniel March from Lambert Smith Hampton as project manager, joining its Warrington office.

The Gillows Cityblock

CityBlock looks for wriggle room on sound

The student accommodation developer has asked Lancaster City Council to remove a planning condition it says is affecting its ability to fund development of The Gillows, a 98-bed scheme in its home city.

Bennett Burnham

Wait on GMSF until after local elections

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Greater Manchester Combined Authority is targeting summer 2018 as the publication date for a reworked draft of the city region’s spatial framework.

Balfour Beatty recovery plan pays dividends as profit returns

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

International infrastructure group Balfour Beatty has made its way back to black, recording a £12m pre-tax profit for the six months to June, overturning a £15m loss last year, and a significantly improving on the £300m loss posted in 2014.