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Universities must adapt to thrive, says Balfour Beatty

Balfour Beatty’s report on making universities fit for the future has pointed to the importance of a “seamless digital experience” for students as essential to the progress of higher education, particularly in their accommodation, lecture halls, and libraries.

Peter Gibson Grindsmith

Grindsmith on the Rise as Barclays seeks new site

Barclays' fintech banking centre, Rise Manchester, in the arches of Great Northern Warehouse, has closed and the vacated space taken by start-up coffee operator Grindsmith, currently being courted by many of the city’s developers who are keen to bring attractive independent brands to their new buildings.

Future of Retail 2017

Future of Retail | Summary, slides + photos

Alice Cachia

The outlook for retail includes both uncertainty and opportunity, according to a panel of industry experts speaking at the latest Place North West event last week.