Architecture and design practice the Frank Whittle Partnership has promoted Kate Shuttleworth to partner.
Downs Variava Architects, with offices in Liverpool and Manchester, has entered into a Company Voluntary Arrangement with its creditors.
Expanding planning consultancy Steven Abbott Associates has recruited two members of GVA Grimley’s Manchester planning team.
Argent has landed its third major office scheme in Manchester city centre after being selected to redevelop the eyesore Elisabeth House.
Manchester Airport Developments has signed Swedish bank Handelsbanken to take 7,579 sq ft on a 15-year lease at the 4M office building.
UK Land & Property has bought 76-80 King Street, its first acquisition in Manchester’s prime office core, from Scottish Widows for more than £15m.
Shaid Luqman, the jailed head of collapsed Manchester property finance company Lexi Holdings, is seeking compassionate leave from prison.
Kellogg’s, one of Trafford Park’s largest occupiers, has joined the ‘No’ campaign against a congestion charge for Greater Manchester.
The Royal Bank of Scotland has funded the acquisition by Ethel Austin Property Group and the Beetham Organisation of a prime site in Manchester.
Short-term property lender Impact Bridging Solutions has agreed an additional £8m funding line with Manchester Building Society.
Individual Restaurant Company reported solid trading during 2007 and plans to open seven more Piccolino and Restaurant Bar & Grill outlets this year.
Norwich Union Property Trust has sold the 180,000 sq ft 3 Hardman Square in Spinningfields to German fund CS Euroreal for £95.25m, a yield of 5.36%.
A shortlist of four architects has been drawn up to masterplan the Co-operative Group’s headquarters site in Manchester.
Manchester is to get another skyscraper near Beetham’s Hilton Tower after the city council approved West Properties’ plans for a 49-storey scheme.
Bruntwood is planning a five-star hotel and residential tower of up to 30 storeys next to the River Irwell, between Manchester city centre and Salford.
Further sites are to be released to market for residential development after strong sales of new homes on the former Manchester City FC stadium site.
M2A Developments has paid three landowners a total of £6m to assemble a residential site in Walkden, Manchester.
Property adviser DTZ has made a number of promotions at its Manchester office.
Irish developer West Properties has appointed Antony Gore as managing director of its UK residential division, based in Manchester.
Former Erinaceous directors Peter Gallagher, Paul Daye and Phil Meakin have begun marketing their newly formed agency P3 Property Consultants LLP.
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