Place Barbecue 2018

Place Barbecue | In pictures

Around 150 guests joined Place North West, Hourigan Connolly and Social Communications on Friday, for a relaxed afternoon of summer networking at Fazenda in Manchester.

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SPECIAL REPORT | How to reinvent Chester Northgate

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Charlie Schouten

Criticism of Chester’s £300m Northgate project has recently come to a head, with local businesses rallying behind a letter to its developer, Cheshire West & Chester Council, to call for an immediate halt on the scheme. But is there an alternative, and can the city reinvent itself as a modern leisure destination?

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SPECIAL REPORT | FEC outlines ambitions for £1bn Northern Gateway

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Charlie Schouten

Green spaces will be created from the outset at FEC's £1bn Northern Gateway to "change perceptions", the project's director Tom Fenton has said, with other areas being explored for the 15,000-home project including a New York High Line-style link to Victoria Station, a new transport hub, and a "Brewery Quarter".

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Meet the Authorities: Public-Private Partnerships | Summary, Slides & Photos

Public-private partnerships will continue to flourish, but challenges around procurement, choosing the right partner, and developing the right sites still remain, according to a panel of experts from both the public and private sectors, speaking at Place North West’s Meet the Authorities event.

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SPECIAL REPORT | HS2 arrival heralds opportunities and disruption

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Charlie Schouten

At a consultation teeming with interested locals and property owners – but perhaps surprisingly, no protestors – HS2 has outlined its route into Manchester via the airport, while a number of major pinch points, and possible development opportunities, have been identified.

Contact Theatre By Sheppard Robson

COMMENT | Buildings can be symbols of adventure

Manchester and the North West was a fertile ground for innovation in the latter half of the twentieth century; a place where challenging, progressive architecture got built, writes James Jones of Sheppard Robson. Whether to our taste or not, many post-war and late century buildings talk of a confident city, ready to take risks.

Ronan Vaspart

COMMENT | Keeping up with property transformations

If we can be sure of anything right now, it is that the world is experiencing a period of dramatic change – and that applies as much to the UK property industry as anywhere else, writes Ronan Vaspart, director of MIPIM. Many of the issues facing real estate may be global in scale but their impacts are local.

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Northern Transport Summit | Summary, video + images

Rail chaos dominated the agenda at Place North West’s Northern Transport Summit with leaders across transport, politics, architecture and development calling for more powers to build a Northern rail, road, air, and port network fit for the future.

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GALLERY | Liverpool Summer Social

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Around 100 property professionals gathered for drinks and networking on Fazenda’s sunny terrace in Liverpool yesterday, at the first Liverpool Summer Social, in association with SATPLAN.

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COMMENT | Rail freight’s Powerhouse potential

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We’ve heard a lot about the delivery of the Northern Powerhouse.  Column inches and manifestos are full of debates on how best to realise this vision of economic and social regeneration, writes Chris Swan of Tarmac.