St Michaels New Facade January 2017

Historic England wades in on St Michael’s debate

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Historic England has confirmed its opposition to the two towers proposed by the St Michael’s Partnership for Bootle Street in Manchester city centre, calling the scheme “aggressive” and saying it would cause “substantial harm”.

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THING OF THE WEEK

It's "bye bye big horn", and "hello big camera" this week...

Gillespies New Starters

Gillespies adds three to North West team

Landscape, masterplanning and urban design consultancy Gillespies has expanded its office in the region to 20, following the recruitment of three new staff.

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Feilden Clegg Bradley wins Octagon brief

Octagon Theatre has named the team advising on the £10m redevelopment of its venue in Bolton, appointing architect Feilden Clegg Bradley to lead the scheme.

College Bank Rochdale

Levitt Bernstein drafted in on Rochdale housing

The architect has been appointed by Rochdale Boroughwide Housing to develop proposals on how to improve the central College Bank and Lower Falinge areas for residents and businesses alike.

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Best read stories of 2016

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Place North West looks back at the stories most popular with readers this year. The news was dominated by tall buildings, controversial developments, big office requirements, and of course, Brexit.