Chorley land sold to housebuilder

Michael Hunt

Warrington-based premium housebuilder Arley Homes has acquired a 2.7-acre site in Coppull to build new houses.

NW affordable housing safeguarded by new provisions

Michael Hunt

Housing Minister Ian Austin has announced rural homes in thousands of newly designated "protected" areas within the region will be safeguarded for first time buyers under new provisions. In rural areas in the North West, where replacing affordable housing...

Merseyside auctioneer details next sale

Michael Hunt

Merseyside Property Auctions next auction will be held on 2 July 2009 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel in Speke, Liverpool. Forty lots are being offered as residential investment mainly within the Liverpool area with a mix of tenures and...

Taylor Wimpey confirms £510m rights issue

Housebuilder Taylor Wimpey, which has offices in Warrington and Manchester, has revealed plans to raise £510m through a share issue. The UK's biggest housebuilder told the London Stock Exchange it was issuing 2.13bn new ordinary shares at 25p each,...

Hurstwood Living MD joins Riverside subsidiary

Neil Waddington, former managing director of residential developer Hurstwood Living, will head up Prospect (GB) as managing director. Prospect (GB), based in Warrington, is part of the powerful housing association Riverside, landlord of 50,000 properties, with assets worth £1bn....

Countryside boss refuses to rule out more regional job cuts

Les Brown, regional director of housebuilder Countryside Properties, refused to rule out further job losses at the firm's Warrington office when the annual results are announced in the autumn. Brown said: "We are no different to anyone else and...

United Utilities retains JLL to sell former HQ for housing

United Utilities is preparing to sell a 12-acre site that includes its former headquarters office building, Dawson House, in Warrington. The site, on the A57, has outline planning consent for 225 residential units. Dawson House, which is still currently...

Greenall’s distillery sale shelved due to downturn

The sale of a prime housing site with consent for 250 units on the former G&J Greenall's Distillery in Warrington has been postponed because of the depressed residential market. The site on the edge of Stockton Heath has outline...

Redrow closes Runcorn but saves Buckshaw Village office

Redrow today joined the housebuilders making job cuts this week with the announcement that two offices including Preston Brook, Runcorn, would be closed. The Flintshire-based firm is cutting 40% of its workforce, taking the number of staff down to...