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Bolton Museum reopens after £3.8m revamp

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A series of new galleries which celebrate the connection between Bolton and Ancient Egypt and highlight the town’s world-class collection of Egyptian artefacts, is now open to visitors, as part of a wider £3.8m refurbishment of the Bolton Museum.

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McAlpine restarts stalled Salford scheme

Contractor Sir Robert McAlpine has started work on the 505-home Affinity Living Riverside and Riverview scheme in Salford, around six months after replacing collapsed contractor Carillion on the job.

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Liverpool calls for ‘tall buildings for the right sites’

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Liverpool City Council is looking to appoint a consultant to draw up a full tall buildings policy, which it said would need to “promote well-designed tall buildings for the right sites” while “respecting the significance” of the city’s World Heritage status.

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Wirral argues for housing reduction in face of population estimates

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Wirral Council’s leader Cllr Phil Davies has used figures released by the Office for National Statistics as proof Wirral was right to tell ministers that it “should not have to slavishly follow the Government’s national formula” on housing targets, as household growth in the borough is set to be lower than predicted.

House of Fraser stores escape closure

Three House of Fraser department stores in Altrincham, Birkenhead and Carlisle which had been earmarked for closure are expected to remain open, after new owner Sports Direct announced it had successfully completed rent negotiations.

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LGIM sells Deeside site for £8m development

Maple Grove Developments and Trebor Developments have submitted a planning application for an 87,000 sq ft scheme at Deeside Industrial Estate after purchasing the site from Legal & General Investment Management.

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VIDEO | £400m MECD tops out

The Manchester Engineering Campus Development, a £400m project led by the University of Manchester and currently being built by Balfour Beatty, has reached its highest point of construction.

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Homes proposed at former Itron site

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Miller Homes has submitted a planning application for 282 houses and flats on the former Itron gas meter factory in Talbot Road, Stretford near Old Trafford, designed by Calderpeel.

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Sigma hires from Salford City Council

Sigma Capital has recruited Hayley Fielden, regeneration group leader at Salford City Council, to the newly-created post of regional director.

Resi added to Eccles’ Sentinel House

Howard & Seddon Partnership, acting for Omega Travel, has lodged plans with Salford City Council for residential and a hotel at Sentinel House in Eccles.