The investor paid £50m for a Tesco store in Prescot, as well as acquiring a Morrisons, M&S Foodhall, and a pair of Aldis elsewhere in the region.
Four projects in Cumbria, Manchester and Liverpool were among the 54 developments to earn the coveted and prestigious honour.
First lodged in 2017, West Cumbria Mining’s proposals have caused controversy at a time when scrutiny of the environment and sustainability has never been more intense.
The former Porsche garage on Shap Road will be redeveloped into 55 apartments for over 60s under plans from McCarthy & Stone.
The £1.3m project would see part of the Carlisle shopping centre currently occupied by the town’s library converted into a community learning centre.
A record 20 towns and regions have put bids in for the honour, which acts as a catalyst to attract visitors and investment.
The University of Cumbria is looking for a design and build services company to transform the Citadel buildings into a 148,500 sq ft city centre campus.
United Healthcare Developments has appointed the contractor to build a four-storey facility on the corner of Locke Road and Eastern Way.
The Northern Centre for Cancer Care, North Cumbria has welcomed its first patients after John Graham Construction finished work on the site.
Civil engineers Grant, alongside Eric Wright Construction, have started laying foundations for a new 22,000 sq ft workshop, a sports pitch and a pavilion at Energy Coast University Technical College near Workington.
Work is to start in September on the £9.5m upgrade of the A590, where a new roundabout will support future development.
Barrow in Furness Council refused the housebuilder’s application to build on land adjacent to Long Lane and Newton Road. A similar scheme on the same site from Mullberry Homes was rejected in 2018.
Eight projects in Manchester, Liverpool and Cumbria earned the prestigious honour, which is decided by a jury of experts.
The Cumbria college is in final-stage negotiations to open a town centre campus on the first and second floors of the 100,000 sq ft Westmorland Shopping Centre, owned by Praxis Real Estate Management.
Businesses and residents have just over a week to have their say on the council’s vision document.
Boasting in a video about the region’s commitment to sustainability, rich culture and proud heritage, the South of Scotland Enterprise has thrown its hat into the City of Culture ring.
The county would be divided into two unitary councils, East Cumbria and West Cumbria, under local government secretary Robert Jenrick’s plans.
First step: demolishing the 13,000 sq ft Paton House buildings towards the rear of the site, a job that is currently being undertaken by Maryport-based contractor Thomas Armstrong.
The construction group has been appointed to deliver upgrades and additions to Energy Coast University Technical College’s site in Workington, including a 22,000 sq ft workshop, a sports pitch and pavilion.
Money from the £3.6bn government fund is meant to boost investment, encourage economic regeneration and provide vital infrastructure.
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