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The Subplot | Whitehall farce, tech troubles, Americans

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David Thame

Will a major civil service relocation lead to a big win for Manchester, or will Leeds be celebrating? Manchester’s £2.8bn digital sector is flourishing but turning home-grown success into floorspace might not be so easy. And why there will be more American money in North West property this year.


The Subplot | Liverpool mayor, Manchester unlockdown, Ancoats row

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David Thame

The hunt begins for a new Liverpool mayor which could mean a rethink of regeneration policy. Green protesters are in court about Manchester car park plans. Meanwhile, Manchester’s city centre occupiers and landlords start talks with health authorities about their ‘unlockdown’ strategy.

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What to look out for in 2021

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Dan Whelan and Sarah Townsend

Here is our pick of some of the most important and interesting projects to look out for in the Manchester and Liverpool city-regions, and the rest of the North West, in the next 12 months.

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Place Events in 2021

Welcome to our conference plan for next year, blending familiar favourites with new topics reflecting the changing world.

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Place North West launches 2021 media pack

An expanded range of marketing and consultancy services, including bespoke packages, online event hosting and campaign planning, will be available through the region’s leading property and events company next year.

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Market 2021 | Resi demand to outstrip supply

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Neil Tague

Will residential markets see pent-up demand spring forth in 2021, or will sales be sluggish as Covid-linked job losses and Brexit uncertainty make investors cautious? Place North West asked industry players how next year will pan out for housing.

Dilon Hilton

COMMENT | Strength in difference at heart of ‘placekeeping’

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In a four-part series, Hydrock’s engineering team has discussed the changing nature of place and communities in the North West. In this final instalment, director of building performance engineering Dilon Hilton looks at the greater need for more local provision and fit-for-purpose buildings.

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Meet the Authorities: public-private partnerships

The final Place North West conference of 2020 saw key figures from the public sector take to the virtual stage to examine the ins and outs of partnerships with the private sector, fundamental to the delivery of so many schemes.