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.

RESI 2018 audience

Place RESI 2018 | Summary, slides + photos

In a wide-ranging half-day conference, a series of experts debated the housing challenge across the North West including greater engagement with communities, the adoption of modular technology, and more inclusive design, and how these will help the region’s cities and local authorities tackle the housing crisis.

Bolesworth Rural Housing

COMMENT | How to fix the broken rural housing market

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The last 20 years have seen a growing crisis in rural housing, writes Matthew Morris. The headlines regarding lack of supply and issues with affordability speak for themselves. Now communities face further challenges regarding the type and location of housing that is being built.

Place Cannes Do 2018

GALLERY | Place Cannes Do

Friday afternoon saw a lively few hours of informal business networking, as 450 guests gathered for lunch accompanied by musical entertainment and circus performers, sponsored by Malcolm Hollis and Wates at The Principal Hotel.