With mayoral elections looming in May, candidates of various political stripes hope to break Labour’s hold over the Manchester and Liverpool city regions, but whether less experienced contenders can break the current monopolies remains to be seen.
A cross-borough plan for allocating land for homes and jobs in Greater Manchester is still the right way forward for development, but the setbacks and delays it has faced have caused market uncertainty and deterred investors over the years.
Property professionals discussed what needs to change to make health centres and senior living developments fit for the future, amid the twin challenges of an ageing population and the ongoing health crisis.
The council has published a video outlining the extent of its £180m plan to regenerate the town centre, including proposals for an HS2 hub station, the £48m Royal Arcade leisure development and an art history research hub opposite the town hall.
At Close Brothers, we have supported SME housebuilders over the last 40 years and their importance to the economic growth of communities across the North of the UK has never been more vital than it is today, writes Daniel Joyce.
The final Place North West conference of 2020 saw key figures from the public sector take to the virtual stage to examine the ins and outs of partnerships with the private sector, fundamental to the delivery of so many schemes.
More investment and imagination is required to upgrade educational estates in a way that will attract students and enhance their experience against a trend of remote learning, a Place North West event heard.
Far from being only about big draughty sheds in out-of-the-way locations, the logistics industry is crucial to the region and the country, keeping goods and services moving in uncertain times, a Place North West event heard.