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University launches £60m consultancy framework

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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.

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MSP refinances with green lending package

Manchester Science Partnerships has agreed a £50m debt facility with Lloyds Bank Commercial Real Estate, in a three-year package which is the first deal of its kind completed by Lloyds in the region.

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Manchester executive to rubber-stamp energy scheme and SRF

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.

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Demolition likely at Echo Arena car park

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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.

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WSP hires smart energy specialist

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.

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Manchester launches Portland Street SRF

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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.

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Five hired at Urban Green

The environmental consultant and designer has bolstered its Manchester team with five new hires in its landscape design, arboriculture, and ecology teams.