RESI 2018 audience

BOOK NOW | First speakers revealed for Place RESI

Hear from Manchester City Council, Peel L&P, SimpsonHaugh, and Capita on the most significant residential schemes coming forward, as well as local and national housing policies shaping delivery, at what is set to be one of Place North West's largest conferences of the year.

Eddie Stobart Appleton

Stobart presses on with Appleton green belt plans

Eddie Stobart Logistics will hold a public consultation as it looks to resubmit planning for its National Distribution Centre on green belt land near Warrington, which was refused by the council last November.

Junction Nine Warrington

Smyth’s signs up at Warrington retail park

The toy retailer will open a store at Junction Nine Retail Park in Warrington later this year after taking a 10-year lease on the site’s former Halfords unit.

Neil Pickering

Casey hires development lead

Casey has appointed Neil Pickering, formerly of GL Hearn and Homes England, as head of development.

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Everton Stadium designs revealed in leaked documents

Charlie Schouten

The documents show the latest proposals for Everton’s 52,000-seat stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock in Liverpool, although the designs are understood to be subject to change ahead of a planning application later this year.

Lidl Bromborough

Lidl tries again with Bromborough plans

Lidl has put in an application for a 23,400 sq ft store at the Croft Business Park in Bromborough, a resubmission of a project that was refused planning permission in May last year.

Seamus Lennon IBI

Lennon takes over at IBI

Seamus Lennon has been promoted to studio principal of IBI Group’s Manchester office, and will lead the Living+ practice nationally, an arm of the business which focuses on urban land, masterplanning, residential and mixed-use sectors.


Irish World Heritage Centre hotel gets under way

Truman Design & Build has started work on the £6.5m, 135-bed hotel in Cheetham Hill, stepping in to replace fellow contractor Graham, which was formerly lined up to build the scheme.

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Plans in for Manchester’s first Maldron hotel

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Charlie Schouten

Irish hotel operator Dalata is on course to open its first site in Manchester under its Maldron brand by 2021 after submitting a planning application for the 17-storey scheme, designed by architect SimpsonHaugh.

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Office hoarders, Swift signs, doodles, ducks and dinosaurs.

Liverpool Science Park View

Knowledge Quarter set for investor hunt

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KQ Liverpool's spin-out development company, now known as Sciontec, will use the upcoming MIPIM to launch the search for a private investor to work alongside the city's council and universities as the partnership seeks new projects across the City Region.