Manchester Offices Briefing

Manchester Offices Briefing | Summary, slides + images

Access to funding, the ongoing supply shortfall, Mayfield Station’s regeneration, and refurbishment trends were all discussed at Place North West’s Manchester Offices Briefing, sponsored by Curtins.

COMMENT | PRS needs to focus more on families

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On your commute home from work this evening, remember this: behind one out of every five front doors you pass will be a family, couple or individual renting their house privately, writes David Smith-Milne of PlaceFirst.


Cheshire Development Update | Summary, slides + pictures

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Rail improvements, Chester’s turn, the burgeoning science scene, and challenges facing the devolution bid, were all discussed before an audience of more than 150 Place North West readers at our area briefing.

Mr Wilson's Second Liners increased the tempo after dinner with a New Orleans 90s-style rave

GALLERY | Place Party 2016

A New Orleans brass band playing 90s rave classics, a swing band with vintage dancers, and a Mexican Mariachi group were among the highlights of this year’s Place Party, attended by more than 700 people.

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Liverpool Development Update | Summary, slides + photos

There are currently £1.45bn of developments on site across Liverpool, with the council predicting that next year the city will hit the same construction peak as in 2008, according to a presentation at Place North West’s Liverpool Development Update.

Panel: Lucy Noone, Allied London; Clare Huber; Cheshire West & Chester Council; Mark Paynter, Rivington Land; Arnold Wilcox-Wood, The Rock Bury; Martin Wedderburn, Sustainable Transport Planning & Research; Stephen Tregenza, Metis Real Estate

Futureproofing Retail | Summary, slides + photos

Challenges facing new retail developments, including tech innovations, expanding leisure offerings, car park demands and consumer trends were all discussed at a varied and lively Futureproofing Retail event.

Corridor Manchester broadband project

COMMENT | Creating a technological Powerhouse

The UK’s exit from the EU would allow leaders of Northern cities to invest in high-speed internet networks in a way that has been forbidden under state aid rules, writes Caroline Haynes.

Building Innovation in Science

Building Innovation in Science | Summary + images

The afternoon event hosted by Arup, Fairhursts Design Group and Place North West gave an overview of the most significant science facilities planned in the region, and looked at innovative projects further afield to test the pulse of the UK science industry.

Held at the Museum of Science & Industry, more than 100 specialist attendees joined the discussion on how building design can facilitate advances in science, as speakers analysed future prospects and challenges in a fast-moving sector.

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COMMENT | Cities need growth and stimulus projects

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Get your shovels ready councils, Theresa May needs ideas. This might not be the most common reaction to Brexit – most being on a scale between dumbfounded shock and unexpected elation – but it’s an important one nonetheless, writes Ben Lucas of Metro Dynamics.

Universities as Regenerators Manchester Met 2016

Universities as Regenerators | Summary, slides + pictures

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As university development programmes grow more ambitious to house an increasing variety of facilities, this special briefing event looked at the power of universities to act as key regenerators in our cities.

Sponsored by Morgan Sindall and held in the Manchester Metropolitan School of Art, the event spotlighted some of the most significant projects underway in the North West, and saw a discussion around issues such as funding, procurement processes, and Brexit pressures on international staff and students.

Building the Northern Powerhouse

Building the Northern Powerhouse | Summary, slides + pictures

Paul Swinney, principal economist at Centre for Cities, presented his latest research, on lessons learned for the North of England from the economies of the Rhine-Ruhr and Randstad, to an invited audience at a breakfast debate organised by Place North West for DAC Beachcroft and Centre for Cities.