Joanna Allen, Northstone

Allen on board at Northstone

Peel L&P’s housebuilding arm has appointed Joanna Allen as head of partnerships and development, bolstering the team headed by development director Jonathan England.


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.  

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Spanish Consulate takes space in The Chancery

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Sarah Townsend

Listed investment firm Topland Group has let 11,000 sq ft at the office building on Manchester’s Spring Gardens on a 25-year lease to the consulate, which will relocate from its temporary home on Deansgate.

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Wine bar leases in Chorlton

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Sarah Townsend

Restaurant and bar operator Suburban Green has signed to take space at 60 Beech Road in the Manchester neighbourhood for its second outlet after opening in Wilmslow in 2017.


Arcadis names new regional boss

Consulting business Arcadis has announced the arrival of Debbie Francis as its incoming city executive for the Northern Powerhouse, making her the firm's senior lead for the region.

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Irwin Mitchell makes senior hire  

Dan Whelan

Law firm Irwin Mitchell Solicitors has recruited Richard Allan to the role of senior consultant in its national construction team, working from the Manchester office at One St Peter’s Square. 

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Freeths appoints PPP specialist

The national law firm has hired Jackie Heeds from Eversheds Sutherland to its Manchester office as commercial projects partner.