Lowther Castle renovation presses ahead

Work is gathering pace on the long-awaited restoration of the historic castle and gardens near Penrith in Cumbria with publication of a brief for a £6.6m specialist construction contract.

Flood defence contract comes to market

The Environment Agency is seeking a maintenance partner for a £780,000 four-year framework looking after flood defence pumping stations in the North West.

World Heritage long-list named

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Chester's Rows, Jodrell Bank, Blackpool and the Lake District are among the places putting themselves forward for nomination by Government as World Heritage Sites.

New addition to Lake District castle project

The Lowther Castle & Gardens Trust has appointed Andrew Mercer, chief executive of the East of England Agricultural Society, as commercial director for the ambitious project to open the ruin near Penrith.

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A special week of dedicated news and features on Place North West in May will examine work in the region relating to the low carbon agenda.

Solway Firth renewables study published

The Solway Firth Energy Feasibility Study identified options for tidal barrages, lagoons and tidal reefs, which could generate between 100MW to 6GW.