Prescot Micropub Site

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Prescot’s first ever micropub, a real ale haven with capacity for 50 people, has been given the go-ahead by council planning officers. An empty unit at 57 High Street will be converted into a pub, called The Bard, serving real ales from across the country, alongside craft beers, wine, spirits and soft drinks.

Kannika Mall

NW in 2018 | Getting our teeth into tech

Until relatively recently, many shopping centres were strangers to good food and drink, writes Kannika Mall of M&G Real Estate. But now it's not good enough just to attract big brand names: food and drink should be a jewel in a shopping centre's crown, and tech can play a role in making that happen.

5plus Hotel Shudehill

PLANNING | Wait continues for Zoku Northern Quarter hotel decision

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

A lively Manchester City Council planning committee yielded some surprise results when it met yesterday. Salboy's contentious proposals for a 13-storey aparthotel at Shudehill were deferred, after councillors nearly united to refuse the project, while Capital & Centric's Talbot Mill, recommended for consent, was also deferred after a lengthy discussion over lack of parking.

BAE Systems Wates

Wates doubles team in Cumbria

Contractor Wates has added 15 staff at its Kendal office, nearly doubling the size of its team in the region as it continues work on its £30m Campus Whitehaven and BAE Systems’ central training facility in Barrow.

No5 St Paul's Square

Echo agrees move to St Paul’s Square

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh

The Liverpool Echo has signed for 25,000 sq ft within No5 St Paul’s Square, taking the 133,000 sq ft office to fully let for the first time since it completed in 2008.

Nicola Head Shot 2

NW in 2018 | Diversifying housebuilding

Earlier this year, the Government’s Housing White Paper included many proposed commitments and policies, but what will, in my opinion, be crucial in 2018 is the idea of “diversifying who builds houses” across the country, writes Nicola Rigby of GVA.