Hopwood Hall P.Phill Longley

Funding boost for Hopwood Hall 

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Dan Whelan

Historic England has signed off a grant of £368,000 to kick off the restoration of the grade two star-listed Rochdale building, a project being led by a descendant of the Hopwood family, which owned the hall for 500 years until the early 20th century. 

Dave Allen, Waterman Group, P.Waterman

Waterman hires net zero expert 

Dan Whelan

Dave Allen has been appointed technical director and will provide the company’s clients with advice on due diligence, responsible investment and climate resilience. 


COP26 | How do you create a net zero, new-build office?

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Dan Whelan

Bruntwood Works is aiming to create the first carbon-neutral, new-build commercial development in the country. In this latest episode of Place North West’s COP26 podcast series, we ask how it can be done and, more importantly, if it can be replicated at scale.

Littleborough Primary School 2, Wates Construction, P Wates

Wates starts on three net zero schools

Julia Hatmaker

Construction has begun on Lytham St Annes High School, Littleborough Community Primary School and Nursery, and Whitworth Community High School – all part of the Department for Education’s Schools Rebuilding Programme.


A postcard from Stockport: MDC clout drives transformation

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Dan Whelan

Empty retail units, ageing transport hubs and the need for homes are problems facing local authorities across the country. In Stockport, the battle to address those issues is very much on. Place North West met up with Cllr David Meller for a stroll around the town to get an idea of the scale of the council's redevelopment plans.