Lisa Kinch

NW in 2019 | Building momentum

What has piqued my interest this year has been the emergence of town centre masterplans, matched with clear ambitions for places such as Bolton, Rochdale and Stockport, says Lisa Kinch of Farrells.

Highbank

REIP completes Bowdon resi development

Real Estate Investment Partnerships has finished work on its redevelopment of Highbank, a £9m residential development on Green Walk in Bowdon.

Project3 Founders

Project3: Altrincham needs quality architecture

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Charlie Schouten

Founded by three former Stephenson Bell staff in 2012, Project3 has carved out a niche as one of Altrincham's most prominent architects. Place North West sat down with the practice’s founders to talk good design, the Grafton Centre, and what Altrincham needs to build on its success.

ForViva The Willows

ForViva picks consultants for £290m framework

Eccles-based housing group ForViva has named the successful bidders for its building services framework, which could be worth up £290m in supporting the delivery of 1,200 homes in the region.

Lower Broughton Ascension Church

Work begins on Ascension restoration

Seddon has started work on the £5m restoration of a grade two-listed church in Lower Broughton which was destroyed by an arson attack in February 2017.

Hopwood Hall Hopwood DuPree

Buttress added to Hopwood Hall restoration team

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Buttress has been appointed to work on the restoration of the grade two-listed Hopwood Hall in Rochdale, a project which has seen a Hopwood descendent, Hopwood DuPree XIV, relocate from Hollywood to lead the campaign to save his family seat.

Bolton Business Centre

Restoration plan for Bolton Business Centre

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An empty grade-two listed building in Bolton is set to be refurbished into offices for three local businesses, under plans put to the council by architects Atelier MB and interior designer Sheila Bird Group.