Pennington Marina

Marina operator reveals five-year strategy

British Waterways Marinas has revealed its five-year growth strategy, with investments across its portfolio of marinas amounting to £3m in the first year.

Anwyl Homes John Grime Mathew Anwyl

Anwyl hires Grime for Lancashire expansion

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Flintshire-based Anwyl Homes is launching a Lancashire division, with the recruitment of John Grime, formerly managing director of Redrow in the North West, to build and lead a new team.

Blackpool Winter Gardens Entrance

Plans in for £25m Blackpool museum

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A change of use application to turn part of the grade two-listed Blackpool Winter Gardens into a museum celebrating the heritage of the seaside resort has been submitted, along with a bid for £15m from the Heritage Lottery Fund.

Express Buildings

The month in property | March

Neil Tague

It’s all happening on the other side of Manchester’s Great Ancoats Street. The Daily Express building’s been sold, and there’s a ton of Manchester Life schemes going up, the next of which, designed by Rafael Vinoly Architects, has attracted some caustic criticism during consultation.

Eamonn Boylan, Stockport Council

Boylan: We need to take greater development risk

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The incoming chief executive of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority told the Place RESI audience local authorities were in agreement: in order to hit new housebuilding targets, “we will only deliver on our ambition if we take greater development risk.”