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SITE VISIT | Ask hands over No8 First Street

Charlie Schouten

Nearly 15 months after its original completion date, Ask is putting the finishing touches to No8 First Street. Place North West toured the site to see how the troubled build has finally resulted in Manchester’s newest large-scale office development.

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SITE VISIT | Conwy Council HQ with Muse

Charlie Schouten

Conwy Council, Muse, and Bowmer & Kirkland have completed a flagship headquarters in Colwyn Bay in what is said to be the largest development of its type in North Wales. Place North West took a tour of the building with development manager Muse and the council to find out why it will be a “game-changer” for Conwy.

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SITE VISIT | Exploring Ancoats’ residential boom

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Charlie Schouten

Manchester’s Ancoats is undergoing a residential-led boom with developer Manchester Life at the forefront. Eric Wright Group has secured a contract haul of nearly £120m to deliver some of these projects: Place North West took a tour of the area with managing director John Wilson to see the emerging and completed schemes first hand.

Burnley: Building 10 years of growth

Burnley: Building 10 years of growth | Summary, slides & photos

More than 4,400 new jobs, a university with 4,000 students, and 3,880 homes are all coming to Burnley, but how can developers get involved? Place North West and Burnley Council gathered the borough’s experts together to outline growth opportunities in the area for the next decade and beyond.

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COMMENT | Focus on output, not hours

There's been a run of articles recently debating the frequently raised question of whether women, and working mothers in particular, can "have it all", writes Caroline Todd at Civic Engineers.

MIPIM UK Place North West and Willmott Dixon drinks reception

GALLERY | Place North West MIPIM UK Drinks Reception

With this week seeing more than 3,000 property professionals gather in London for MIPIM UK, Place North West and Willmott Dixon hosted an evening of networking drinks for the North West property community and beyond.

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Place Party 2018 | Gallery + video

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More than 700 guests blew off steam in style with Place North West at The Principal Hotel in Manchester, during a fun evening of laid-back networking at the fourth annual Place Party.

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COMMENT | Manchester, the next Windy City?

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Schemes such as Trinity Islands, Deansgate Square and Meadow Islands will give Manchester a new skyline, writes Joseph Berthoud of Hilson Moran. But could this cause complications like London has experienced, where skyscrapers create strong winds blamed for toppling pedestrians?

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COMMENT | First come, first served in developer insolvency

Northern cities have enjoyed such a sustained period of growth that it is hard to imagine the boom coming to an end. However, despite the prevailing optimism, there have been casualties among developers and investors, writes Alastair Lomax of TLT and Steve Williams of FRP Advisory.