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.

COMMENT | PRS needs to focus more on families

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On your commute home from work this evening, remember this: behind one out of every five front doors you pass will be a family, couple or individual renting their house privately, writes David Smith-Milne of PlaceFirst.

Cheshire Development Update | Summary, slides + pictures

Paul Unger

Rail improvements, Chester’s turn, the burgeoning science scene, and challenges facing the devolution bid, were all discussed before an audience of more than 150 Place North West readers at our area briefing.

GALLERY | Place Party 2016

A New Orleans brass band playing 90s rave classics, a swing band with vintage dancers, and a Mexican Mariachi group were among the highlights of this year’s Place Party, attended by more than 700 people.