Jim O'Neill

O’Neill calls for Cheshire devolution as priority

Lord Jim O’Neill, vice-chairman of the Northern Powerhouse Partnership, has called on Government to conclude a devolution deal for Cheshire and Warrington this year, a move welcomed by local business leaders.

Three New Bailey

HMRC deal underpins Q1 office boom, reports MOAF

Central Manchester’s office market is firmly on course for a fifth consecutive 1m sq ft-plus year, with first quarter take-up more than doubling 2017's first quarter total at 442,000 sq ft, according to the Manchester Office Agents Forum.

Renaissance House, Warrington

Greenridge sells ex-NWDA office for £10.5m

Renaissance House in Centre Park, Warrington has been sold to a private investor by Greenridge Investment Management on behalf of one of its regional funds, Greenridge UK Regional Property No1 LP, for £10.5m, reflecting a net initial yield of 5.69%.

West Warrington Transport

Warrington to trigger £8.2m Omega highways spending

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Warrington Council’s executive board will next week be asked to give the go-ahead to Omega Local Highways Phase 3, a series of improvements to the road network around the Omega site, now firmly established as a logistics hotspot and moving into a phase of residential development.

LCR SHELMA SREA

Liverpool edges towards spatial framework

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Neil Tague

Liverpool City Region Combined Authority and West Lancashire Council have published a draft Strategic Housing and Employment Land Market Assessment, a key stage in putting together its Single Spatial Framework to guide development up to 2037.

Birchwood Park Aerial Development Land

Council bids to buy Birchwood Park from Oaktree Patrizia

Paul Unger

Warrington Council is in advanced talks to buy Birchwood Park for around £200m in one of the largest property acquisitions in the rising local authority investment market, as council chiefs battle austerity cuts with bets on rental income.