81 Fountain Street Manchester Kier Property

Kier upbeat after cost-saving pays off

Shares in Kier jumped 11% this morning as it said half-year results would be “slightly above the board’s expectations” following the impact of Covid-related cashflow measures.

Co Op Academy Showcase Cinema

Plans in for Showcase cinema site

Dan Whelan

Manchester City Council is proposing a 92,000 sq ft secondary school on the site of the former Showcase Cinema on Hyde Road in Gorton. 

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February start for Swan Street tower

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Dan Whelan

Contractor RG Group has been appointed to build the 31-storey Manchester residential scheme on behalf of investor Ridgeback Group, which has bought the site from Cable Swan, a joint venture between Sir Robert McAlpine, Britannia Group, Prime Developers and Foundation Real Estate. 


Premier Inn at Circle Square completes

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Sarah Townsend

Contractor Russell WBHO has finished building the 158-bedroom hotel in Manchester on behalf of Bruntwood SciTech and Vita Group, which are developing the £750m Circle Square mixed-use scheme in a joint venture.

Renaker Phase Two And Three Greengate February 2020 Salford Committee

GMCA lends Renaker £70m for pair of skyscrapers 

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Dan Whelan

The combined authority has awarded the developer loans of £37.5m and £32.4m from its Housing Investment Loans Fund to support the development of just under 1,000 apartments across schemes in the Greengate area of Salford and within the Great Jackson Street regeneration zone in Manchester.

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Science Park £21m tech hub breaks ground

Sarah Townsend

Work has begun to knock down the Base building near the University of Manchester on Oxford Road and replace it with a five-storey, 91,000 sq ft workspace for computer engineering, manufacturing, science and technology companies.

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Westfields tops out FEC towers

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Neil Tague

Contractor Westfields Construction has reached the highest point at The Gate and The Stile residential buildings at developer Far East Consortium’s £200m Meadowside development in Manchester.