U+I : Building a 2030 City

U+I: Building a 2030 City | Summary, slides + photos

At this special event, U+I and Place North West hosted leading figures from the worlds of development, architecture, construction, technology, and culture to examine the next era of city growth, including U+I’s ambitious plans for the 24-acre site next to Manchester’s Piccadilly station.

Hosted at the Fairfield Social Club, set within the arches of Mayfield, the audience heard how the Mayfield site will be reimagined to form a whole city neighbourhood, with influences from overseas and at home blended with innovative design to form a unique new part of Manchester.

Liverpool Culture Event 8

Role of culture in regeneration | Slides, summary + pictures

In the decade since Liverpool celebrated its year as European Capital of Culture, the city has changed dramatically. At this Place North West event, industry experts covered the economics of tourism, the relationship with leisure and retail spend, and how places should lever cultural brands to attract visitors, retain talent and capture investment.

Placefirst Welsh Streets Avenue

COMMENT | Urban revival to urban renaissance

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Invest in heritage and transport, but don't build cul-de-sacs if you want to add value, write Nicholas Boys Smith and Maddalena Iovene of Create Streets, reflecting on the social enterprise's new research into Manchester and Liverpool.

Anglesey: Energy Island

Anglesey: Energy Island | Summary, slides + photos

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A special event held by Place North West in partnership with the Anglesey Enterprise Zone Board has revealed multi-billion-pound investment opportunities in Anglesey, including in nuclear power, industrial space, science parks, leisure, and more.

Healthcare Update 2018 (2)

Healthcare Property Update | Summary + Photos

Multi-million-pound investments, surgical innovation, artificial intelligence, and estate rationalisation were just some of the key issues discussed during Place North West’s Healthcare Property Update, sponsored by Curtins, Graham Construction, IBI Group, and Wardell Armstrong.

Rhyl ISG Site Visit 5

SITE VISIT | Rhyl’s waterfront regeneration

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Charlie Schouten

As part of an ongoing waterfront regeneration in the seaside town, ISG, Denbighshire Council and Alliance Leisure are building SC2, a spiritual successor to Rhyl’s gone-but-not-forgotten Sun Centre. Place North West paid a visit to a surprisingly complicated project on the Wales coast.

Barons Quay 4

SPECIAL REPORT | Can Barons Quay be rescued?

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Charlie Schouten

Since the retail and leisure scheme in Northwich town centre first opened in 2016, Barons Quay has struggled to attract tenants with only a cinema, a restaurant, and a supermarket taking space in the 225,000 sq ft development. Cheshire West & Chester is projected to spend at least £71m on the project and the council insists it will be a success. Place North West investigates.

Cheshire John Laverick

Cheshire Development Update | Slides, Summary + Photos

Multi-million pound investment in transport, industrial, and housing, alongside emerging Local Plans and Cheshire West & Chester’s £300m Northgate project were all under the spotlight at Place North West’s Cheshire Development Update.