HS2 Map 8 July 2018

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.

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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.

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.

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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.

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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.