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.

Northern Transport Summit 2017

Northern Transport Summit | Summary, slides + photos

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Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham told the Northern Transport Summit the region faces a critical six months if it is to make its case to Government for more investment in infrastructure.

He spoke at a day-long conference in central Manchester, hosted by Transport for the North and Place North West, sponsored by Remarkable Group, Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, TEM Planning and Broadway Malyan. [GALLERY + VIDEO]

Logistics Industrial + Infrastructure 2017

SUMMARY | Logistics, Industrial + Infrastructure

The rise of online retail is fundamentally changing the logistics and industrial sector, according to the panel of industry experts at Place North West’s annual market briefing. [GALLERY]

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COMMENT | Property agents face tech challenge

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Disruption in the property industry is on the horizon, if not already here, as new technologies provide richer, data-driven intelligence. How will this affect the traditional agent, asks Georgina Power, MIPIM UK.

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.

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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.