Place Party 2017

Place Party 2017 | Gallery + video

More than 700 guests dined and danced the night away at the third Place Party at The Principal last Thursday, as Place North West’s annual social event offered property professionals the opportunity to network in a fun and informal setting.

Graham Skinner Allied London Spinningfields

SPECIAL REPORT: End of an era as Spinningfields completes

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Twenty years ago, Allied London made its first purchase in a rundown area off Deansgate to assemble land for a new business district. Last week the final office building at Spinningfields sold for £200m. Graham Skinner, development director of Allied London, sat down with Paul Unger to tell the inside story of this peerless and pivotal project in Manchester’s economic regeneration.

Future of Retail 2017

Future of Retail | Summary, slides + photos

Alice Cachia

The outlook for retail includes both uncertainty and opportunity, according to a panel of industry experts speaking at the latest Place North West event.


Place10 series

To coincide with our 10th birthday, we are publishing a series of articles throughout August, looking back over the past decade and how business and property have changed. Find all the articles here.

Lloyds Business In Britain Report Graph On Confidence

COMMENT | North West housebuilders confident but face challenges

North West businesses are now the most optimistic they’ve been since the EU referendum and housebuilders across the region are capitalising on the upturn in confidence. However, companies in the sector must meet new challenges head on if they are to achieve long-term growth, writes David Brigden of Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.

Universities as Regenerators 2017

Universities as Regenerators | Slides, summary + pictures

Better collaboration with local authorities and the private sector will see universities taking a more active role in large-scale community regeneration, a panel of industry experts told delegates.

Around 120 delegates attended Place North West’s conference in Manchester city centre, which was sponsored by Morgan Sindall.

Ian Simpson Rachel Haugh 2017

SimpsonHaugh: Here’s to the next 30 years

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Three decades after a train journey from London to Manchester when they decided to go into business, Ian Simpson and Rachel Haugh have grown their practice to 120 staff, delivered an extensive portfolio of work, and maintained one of the most productive partnerships in architecture.