Developer FairBriar International has secured a £35m funding facility from the Homes and Communities Agency to help it fast-track the second phase of the 2,200-home Middlewood Locks development in Manchester.
Improved transport links to Manchester Airport, including a new bus and cycleway to Altrincham and improved east-west Metrolink connections, are among the proposals due to be submitted by the Greater Manchester Combined Authority to the Government.
A longlist of architects including BDP, Sheppard Robson, and K2 in partnership with Reiach & Hall have been invited to bid to create a masterplan for the University of Liverpool, translating the 2026 strategy published last year into a deliverable estates plan.
The central Manchester office market produced a 68% increase in the third quarter to 447,800 sq ft of occupational deals, compared to the same three months last year, according to the Manchester Office Agents Forum.
An extension to help the Manchester Jewish Museum double in size could start in autumn 2018 after the project secured a £2.9m grant from the Heritage Lottery Fund, but a funding bid to restore Ancoats Dispensary has been rejected.
Civil engineering contractor Hochtief, which is building the Broughton Bypass near Preston and a new lifting bridge over the Manchester Ship Canal, has blamed “a small minority of projects” for a £3m pre-tax loss in its full-year results.