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Manchester mulls planning cuts

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Sarah Townsend

Eleven posts could be axed in the city council’s planning and building control department unless additional funding is found, as the local authority reviews budgets amid Covid-19.

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MOAF: Manchester ends difficult 2020 on a high

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Dan Whelan

BT’s 175,000 sq ft letting at English Cities Fund's Four New Bailey saw office take-up for the final quarter of 2020 hit 350,000 sq ft, taking the total for the year to 800,000 sq ft, the first time total annual transactions in the city centre have dropped below 1m sq ft since 2013. 

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This dedicated one-off conference will explore the urgent need for the city region to finalise its plans and keep development on track.

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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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‘Strong drivers’ will help Manchester, Liverpool bounce back

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Sarah Townsend

Post-Covid recovery in the region’s two biggest cities will be driven by Manchester’s economic expansion over the past five years and buoyant build-to-rent sector, and Liverpool’s busy port and associated industries, as well as momentum in life sciences, Avison Young said.

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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.

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Hana takes 32,000 sq ft at Landmark 

Dan Whelan

CBRE’s flexible workspace arm will occupy three floors at Barings Real Estate’s 180,000 sq ft office block in central Manchester, as its second location in the city. 

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Manchester vows to support businesses as Brexit looms

Sarah Townsend

The Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership and the city’s Growth Company have pledged to provide support and advice to local businesses as the UK announced its Brexit deal with the European Union today.