House of Fraser blames landlord for Kendals closure

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh

After the news this morning that House of Fraser would be closing in Manchester city centre, owner Sports Direct has released a statement saying that its options to save the store were “declined” by the landlord.

Trafford Civic Quarter October 2018

Trafford outlines Civic Quarter vision

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Charlie Schouten

A new civic square next to the Old Trafford Cricket Ground and Trafford Town Hall, options for buildings up to 20 storeys in height, as well as a “processional route” between the Metrolink and Manchester United’s stadium form a key part of the proposals which are due to go before Trafford Council’s executive on 29 October.

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MIPIM UK Place North West and Willmott Dixon drinks reception

GALLERY | Place North West MIPIM UK Drinks Reception

With this week seeing more than 3,000 property professionals gather in London for MIPIM UK, Place North West and Willmott Dixon hosted an evening of networking drinks for the North West property community and beyond.

Chester Northgate Town Hall Square

Council signs off first phase of Chester Northgate

Charlie Schouten

Cheshire West & Chester Council has agreed to provide £6m of funding to get the first phase of Chester’s £300m Northgate project under way, due to start on site next year.

CMS Construction Team October 2018

CMS makes construction hire

Law firm CMS has recruited to its Manchester-based construction team by hiring Nick Case from London-based Herbert Smith Freehills.

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Options open for Great George Street, says developer

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Neil Tague

One of the directors behind the Great George Street project in Liverpool city centre has said that while co-working and PRS are on the table as future options for the site, the controversial fractional apartment sales model won’t be used.

ISG PRS Mashup

ISG kicks off build-to-rent pipeline

Charlie Schouten

ISG has started work on two major PRS projects in Liverpool and Manchester, with the contractor also eyeing a start on the next tower at Liverpool Waters by the end of the year.

Intu and Peel progress £2.9bn takeover talks

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Intu has confirmed it has received an “indicative proposal” regarding an acquisition by a consortium led by John Whittaker’s Peel, valuing the shopping centre owner at £2.91bn.