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Alpha completes at Airport City

The 130,000 sq ft logistics facility is the first on the site to be built by Beijing Construction Engineering Group, a joint venture partner in Airport City alongside Manchester Airports Group, Carillion and Greater Manchester Pension Fund.

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Manchester MIPIM delegation tops 100 mark

The Manchester at MIPIM Partnership has announced that more than 100 organisations will be representing the city in Cannes this March, the largest backing in the partnership’s 18-year history.

Lowry Hotel

Lowry Hotel back on market

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The owner of the Lowry Hotel has put it up for sale after little more than two years’ ownership. CBRE has been instructed as sole agent to find a buyer for the 165-room five-star hotel on the River Irwell between Salford and Manchester.

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Landmark closes on ground rent deals worth £185m

Bolton-based Landmark Investments Group said it has placed £185m of ground rent acquisitions into lawyers’ hands on behalf of clients in the year to 30 September, including its largest deal of 2016 worth £70m.

Duchy of Lancaster completes Trafford Park deal

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Acting on behalf of the Duchy of Lancaster, WHR Property Consultants has secured a new occupier at Centenary Park in Trafford Park. Beauty Bay is set to occupy a 60,000 sq ft warehouse having taken a 10-year lease at £5.50/sq ft.

The Tory position emanating from Trafford Town Hall is well-known, including good schools and green belt protection - but will a differing GM Tory platform now emerge?

COMMENT | GM Mayor race shaken up

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Trafford Tory Leader Sean Anstee has thrown his weighty hat into the ring in the battle to become Greater Manchester Mayor. Although nominations for the Tory candidature are open until the middle of October, Cllr Anstee is uniquely placed to seize the position and run with it, writes Rob Loughenbury.