Annette Bramley

NW in 2019 | University challenge

Creating environments that support collaboration and innovation is vital for our region’s future prosperity, writes Annette Bramley, with universities playing a leading role.

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Clipper deal adds to South Manchester momentum

The South Manchester office market is on course for a record-breaking year, as insurance broker Bollington Wilson’s letting of the 27,400 sq ft Clipper House in Sale added to a raft of fourth quarter deals.

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Loan for College’s Boddies move to go before council

Manchester City Council is to consider proposals for a £27.6m loan that will allow Manchester College to take forward its plans for a new city centre campus at the former Boddington’s Brewery site.

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Further turmoil in Manchester leisure

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Blackhouse Restaurants, operator of Manchester’s Grill on the Alley restaurant, has confirmed this morning that it is seeking a Company Voluntary Arrangement with its creditors.

Intu and Peel progress £2.9bn takeover talks

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Intu has confirmed it has received an “indicative proposal” regarding an acquisition by a consortium led by John Whittaker’s Peel, valuing the shopping centre owner at £2.91bn.

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The Hut Group confirms Airport City mega-deal

Online beauty retailer The Hut Group has finalised its deal to develop 1m sq ft of office and studio space over two sites at Manchester's Airport City, in what it said will be a total investment of more than £750m in the area over the next three years.