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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Aquatics Centre earmarked for £31m upgrade

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Sarah Townsend

The Manchester leisure centre on Oxford Road is to undergo an extensive refurbishment over the next two years to improve facilities and reduce its carbon footprint, according to plans from the city council.

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Starwood, PAG unveil £200m Renaissance plans

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Dan Whelan and Sarah Townsend

A joint venture between developer Property Alliance Group and investor Starwood Capital Group has acquired the 1970s Manchester hotel and intends to redevelop it into a mixed-use scheme with offices, homes and a new hotel.

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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. 

Watkin Jones Fallowfield

Fallowfield student scheme advances

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Developer Watkin Jones Group has lodged an application with Manchester City Council to redevelop the site of the USDAW trade union building on Wilmslow Road into a 425-bedroom student housing development.


Goldman Sachs spends £150m on regional housing

Neil Tague

The financial giant's merchant banking division, working with operating partner Pitmore, has acquired a 918-home portfolio of North West rented houses from Gatehouse Bank.