Suzanne Benson

COMMENT | Positioning cities for inclusive growth

The question of how we will use our buildings and the spaces around them as we return to our cities and towns is probably the most significant that the property sector will need to address in planning future development, writes Suzanne Benson of Trowers & Hamlins.

Manchester Arndale

The Subplot | Electric car charging, Manchester Arndale

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David Thame

Electric vehicle charging points are the latest hot amenity for offices, sheds, residential and retail. But do landlords and developers have some tough choices to make? And the future of Intu’s stake in the Manchester Arndale, revealed, and it is going to be complicated.

Lancashire Development Update 2021 Panel 1

Lancashire Development Update | Towards greener growth

Jessica Brown

Professionals working across Lancashire discussed how local authorities are adapting to meet the challenges of the biodiversity and climate crises while driving development, at a Place North West event.

Martin O'Rourke

COMMENT | Out-of-city working is the future

City centres no longer have a monopoly on providing exactly what employees want and need from their working environments, writes Martin O’Rourke of Birchwood Park.

Dantzic House Manchester

The Subplot | Quintain talk, peak hotel, Manchester offices

David Thame

Texas-backed build-to-rent developer Quintain Living hints that a Manchester debut could be approaching. Has Manchester reached Peak Hotel? Hoteliers and developers think, for now, it probably has, and office take-up data for Q1 2021 needs careful reading.

Roger Stephenson Chethams PU 2012

COMMENT | Stephenson’s music

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He has made enemies and lost battles, but few would deny that Roger Stephenson OBE has had a greater impact on the shape and face of contemporary Manchester than any individual since Alfred Waterhouse, writes Phil Griffin.

Chi And Kate

COMMENT | Rebuilding across the North

At this critical point in the development of the North West’s economic landscape, it’s interesting to compare notes with elsewhere in the North, writes Kate Howe, development director at Public Sector Plc.

Botany Bay

The Subplot | Greensill’s offices, Lancaster’s hopes, Toys R Us

David Thame

Does the Greensill collapse leave a property nightmare behind? Lancaster City Council rethinks the Canal Quarter scheme yet again and Botany Bay boss Tim Knowles manages to keep smiling, despite the trauma of taking on the Toys R Us portfolio and its £363m debt.