The University of Manchester has started the race for its £60m consultancy framework, which will help it deliver its £1.2bn 10-year estate regeneration plan, including roles for architects, cost consultants, engineers, and planners.
Approving plans for the Civic Quarter Heat Network and an updated strategic regeneration framework for Great Jackson Street are the two key recommendations that will go before Manchester City Council’s executive at its meeting on 10 January.
Uncertainty surrounds the future of the Liverpool Waterfront car park next to ACC Liverpool following the New Year’s Eve blaze which led to the write-off of all 1,300 vehicles within the car park, and caused internal collapses within the building.
Professional services and engineering consultancy WSP has appointed Professor David Healey as director of smart energy, and has given him a remit to build a new team within its power networks department.
Manchester City Council’s executive will next week be asked to endorse a draft strategic regeneration framework for the Portland Street area, which would trigger public consultation into its indicative plans.