COMMENT | Gary Neville, green belt, and Greater Manchester’s future economy

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How we use land within our cities is something that people have very strong opinions about, writes Paul Swinney of Centre for Cities. Be that building on the green belt, or conserving heritage buildings in city centres, public debate is inspired by these topics, and MIPIM seems just the right forum to discuss the competing agendas for occupation of prime city centre locations.

Invest in Central Lancashire

Invest in Central Lancashire | Summary, slides + images

Central Lancashire stands ready to welcome many more companies, with infrastructure investments helping boost economic growth and transform the region as a place to live, work and do business.

More than 120 delegates braved the weather for the Invest in Central Lancashire event at Preston North End’s Deepdale stadium, with the event sponsored by the Preston, South Ribble & Lancashire City Deal and the Lancashire Local Enterprise Partnership.

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Cumbria Update | Summary, slides & photos

A wide-ranging discussion at the Cumbria Development Update covered growth sectors such as nuclear and advanced manufacturing, as well as the challenges posed by Cumbria’s topography, and large-scale masterplans being brought forward by local councils. The event was the latest in the Place North West Development Series and was sponsored by Transport for the North, Curtins, Lovell and Furness Economic Development Forum.

Science & Technology: Developing the region’s world-class offer

Science & Technology | Summary, slides + images

Key figures from the science and tech industry have issued a rallying call for the region to work collaboratively to break the dominance of the South's ‘Golden Triangle’ of London, Cambridge and Oxford, and sell the North West as a destination on the world stage.

Tomas Maunier Fazenda

COMMENT | Attitude change needed in leisure property

The casual dining crunch is forcing nationwide restaurant brands such as Jamie’s Italian and Byron Burger to shut sites, lay off staff and seek rent reductions on underperforming locations, writes Tomas Maunier, director of Fazenda.

Michael Palmer TheEword

COMMENT | Thinking digital first

In simpler times, property marketing equated to commissioning a brochure and drafting a press release and that was the job done, writes Michael Palmer of theEword.

Lancashire Update 2018

Lancashire Development Update | Summary, slides + photos

There is an opportunity for huge inward investment in Lancashire but the region needs to come together to sell itself to both public and private backers, said a panel of experts at Place North West’s Lancashire Development Update.

North West PRS Conference 2018

North West PRS Conference | Summary, slides + photos

The region’s private rented residential sector continues to grow but oversupply remains “the elephant in the room”, according to industry experts speaking at Place North West’s North West PRS Conference.