WYG among winners on £6m University framework

Five consultants, including WYG and Life Environmental Services, have been named on the University of Manchester’s consultancy framework for services including asbestos and demolition surveys, air monitoring, and clearance testing.

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Band on the Wall wins consent for expansion and restoration

Manchester City Council has approved plans by Inner City Music, the charity that owns and operates Manchester’s Band on the Wall venue, for a scheme that brings the derelict Cocozza building at its rear back to useful life as part of an extended venue.

St James Bruntwood

Real Junk Food signs with Bruntwood

Social enterprise The Real Junk Food Project, which uses food destined for waste, has agreed a deal with Bruntwood to open a café at the St James' buildings in Oxford Road, Manchester.

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Open hires from Mecanoo

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Design studio Open continues to establish itself in Manchester, taking on the fifth team member in six months. Aoife Rath-Cullimore joins from Mecanoo, after working on major projects in the city such as MECD, for the University of Manchester, and Kampus, on behalf of Capital & Centric and Henry Boot Developments.

Manchester Jewish Museum

Jewish Museum plans submitted

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Manchester Jewish Museum has submitted a planning application for a £4.5m restoration and extension project, subject to further Heritage Lottery funding.

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GM marks Clean Air Day with green fund launch

As a series of events take place across Greater Manchester to mark the UK’s first Clean Air Day, Greater Manchester mayor Andy Burnham has announced that £21m of European funding will be used for projects that demonstrate their ability to reduce carbon emissions.