Joanne Roney April 2017

Roney’s office door ‘as open to developers as ever’

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh

“It would not be right for me as chief executive to walk around this city and only see the exciting tall buildings, and not see the vulnerable people. I need to deal with both.” Such is the balance that Manchester City Council’s chief executive Joanne Roney wants to strike in her new position.

M60 Towns Development Conference 2017

M60 Towns: ‘Tough choices’ must be made on green belt

Laura Storey

The growth anticipated by the Greater Manchester Spatial Framework requires tough choices to be made on green belt development, Cllr Richard Farnell, leader of Rochdale Council, told the audience at the M60 Towns Development Conference.

Sir Howard Bernstein March 2017 3

Bernstein: I’ve had the time of my life

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Sir Howard Bernstein’s time as chief executive of Manchester City Council comes to an end today. Paul Unger visited Room 212 in the Town Hall earlier this week to talk handovers, missing the mayoral election, favourite architects and planners, not hitting the non-exec trail, a forthcoming museum exhibition in his honour, and much more.

Eamonn Boylan, Stockport Council

Boylan: We need to take greater development risk

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The incoming chief executive of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority told the Place RESI audience local authorities were in agreement: in order to hit new housebuilding targets, “we will only deliver on our ambition if we take greater development risk.”

Pride Road 1920s dormer bungalow extension

COMMENT | Architects must create more living space

The average three-bedroom new build house is now only slightly bigger than a Metrolink tram carriage and UK families are feeling the squeeze, writes Lisa Raynes of Pride Road Architects.

Digital Opportunities | Summary, slides + photos

Barriers to entry into the real estate market for tech start-ups, and the challenges around updating archaic systems for property companies, formed a large part of the discussion at a proptech event delivered by Place North West and Virgin Media Business.

We Are Lancashire

We Are Lancashire: the place for growth – Summary, slides + pictures

More than 120 developers, investors and property professionals drawn from across the North West gathered for a special inward investment event focusing on the commercial opportunities and investment potential offered by Preston, South Ribble and the Central Lancashire region.

PRS in 2017 | Summary + photos

The maturing market, changing occupier requirements, and the challenges facing institutional investors in the private rented sector were all topics discussed at Place North West’s PRS in 2017 breakfast event.

ROUNDTABLE: What makes a successful healthcare project?

In association with Kier Group

Against a rapidly changing landscape in the NHS, Place North West and Kier gathered a roundtable of healthcare property experts together to discuss the definition of a successful healthcare project and how it is achieved.

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.