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Co-op strikes £100m Eastlands sponsorship deal

Dan Whelan

Oak View Group, the developer of the planned 23,500-capacity arena in East Manchester, has agreed a 15-year sponsorship deal with Co-op for the naming rights to the venue, which will be known as Co-op Live. 

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More than £1bn of Manchester development approved

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Dan Whelan

On a huge day for city centre investment, plans for two co-living schemes from Downing and Union Living, Far East Consortium’s 634-home Victoria Riverside, and Engie’s 400 homes in Miles Platting were all approved by the council, but the controversial Warp & Weft was knocked back.  

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Deansgate overhaul top of MCC’s transport hit list

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Dan Whelan

Manchester City Council has published a draft 20-year transport strategy that includes the permanent pedestrianisation of Deansgate and a city centre “triangle” cycling route linking Deansgate, Whitworth Street West and the Northern Quarter. 

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Hut eyes expansion after £1.8bn IPO

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Neil Tague

Having pulled off the UK’s largest public flotation in five years this week, e-commerce powerhouse The Hut Group is in talks to take further space at Manchester's Airport City.

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Sign-off nears for £350m Eastlands arena

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Dan Whelan

Plans for a 23,500-capacity arena from US-based stadium developer Oak View Group are due to be approved by Manchester City Council next week despite conflict over the level of demand for a second arena in the city. 


Auto Trader to ramp up First Street presence

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Sarah Townsend

The online car dealership is to relocate to the next phase of developer Ask Real Estate’s office scheme in Manchester city centre, agreeing to take 80,000 sq ft of the proposed new build block approved this year.