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THING OF THE WEEK

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Football fashion, a plague of cyclops, insta-instructions, morale-boosting signage and golf trips gone wrong.

Blundell Street Apartments

Latest Baltic Triangle apartments move forward 

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Dan Whelan

An entity of TaylorHighdale, a developer headed up by directors Robert Taylor and former Liverpool footballer Sean Highdale, wants to build 86 apartments across two blocks on the corner of Blundell Street and Simpson Street in the city centre.

The Square Sale Maloneview

Consent for next phase of £70m Sale regen

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Dan Whelan

Asset manager Altered Space, under its Maloneview SPV, has won consent to further redevelop the 60,000 sq ft The Square shopping centre in the town centre, following approval in March for a wider mixed-use scheme at the site. 

Network Space, Mere Grange, St Helens.

Mere Grange nears fully let with 21,000 sq ft deal

Sarah Townsend

Developer Network Space has leased the penultimate unit at the £13m St Helens industrial scheme to an undisclosed US firm believed to be furniture retailer Wayfair.com.

Blackpool Talbot Gateway Hotel CGI

Blackpool hunts for architect for Talbot Gateway campus

Dan Whelan

Blackpool Council is looking to appoint a design practice to draw up a masterplan for a higher education facility next to Blackpool North train station, as part of the ongoing regeneration of Talbot Gateway. 

Laura Sherliker FDG

Fairhursts appoints associate director

Dan Whelan

Manchester-based architectural practice Fairhursts Design Group has hired former Purcell associate Laura Sherliker, as the business eyes 10% annual growth over the next 12 months.  

Manchester Arena Redevelopment Bird's Eye View

Manchester Arena pushes ahead with revamp

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Dan Whelan

Operator ASM Global has launched a consultation for the first of a two-phase redevelopment of the venue - which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year - and intends to submit a planning application at the end of this month

Planning White Paper

Mixed reviews for long-awaited planning reforms

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Dan Whelan

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has published a white paper outlining proposed changes to England’s planning system, including slashing delivery targets and scrapping section 106 contributions to bring forward 300,000 new homes each year. 

Sholom Cohen

AY’s Cohen joins BPF regional committee

Sholom Cohen, associate director in Avison Young's Manchester office, has been invited by the chief executive of the British Property Federation, Melanie Leech, to take a place on the organisation’s Regional Policy Committee.