Twenty years ago, Allied London made its first purchase in a rundown area off Deansgate to assemble land for a new business district. Last week the final office building at Spinningfields sold for £200m. Graham Skinner, development director of Allied London, sat down with Paul Unger to tell the inside story of this peerless and pivotal project in Manchester’s economic regeneration.
North West businesses are now the most optimistic they’ve been since the EU referendum and housebuilders across the region are capitalising on the upturn in confidence. However, companies in the sector must meet new challenges head on if they are to achieve long-term growth, writes David Brigden of Lloyds Bank Commercial Banking.
Better collaboration with local authorities and the private sector will see universities taking a more active role in large-scale community regeneration, a panel of industry experts told delegates.
Around 120 delegates attended Place North West’s conference in Manchester city centre, which was sponsored by Morgan Sindall.
Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham told the Northern Transport Summit the region faces a critical six months if it is to make its case to Government for more investment in infrastructure.
He spoke at a day-long conference in central Manchester, hosted by Transport for the North and Place North West, sponsored by Remarkable Group, Lancashire Enterprise Partnership, TEM Planning and Broadway Malyan. [GALLERY + VIDEO]