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Seddon’s homes division helps group weather Covid 

Dan Whelan

The pandemic pushed the Bolton-based company’s construction arm into the red for the 12 months ended 31 December 2020 but the firm’s housing division increased turnover by more than 50% year-on-year, brightening the overall picture. 

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Trio of schemes in line for share of £40m 

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Dan Whelan

The Greater Manchester Combined Authority is to sign off loans for Northstone projects totalling 373 homes in Bolton and Wigan, as well as £21.5m to the joint venture delivering the residential element of the £120m Stockport Interchange. 


Warrington raises eyebrows with £200m loan 

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Dan Whelan

The council’s cabinet approved the loan facility to an entity indirectly controlled by The Hut Group founder Matthew Moulding last year and the e-commerce firm has drawn down £152m so far, according to a report to the authority’s audit and corporate governance committee. 

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Oldham Tesco changes hands in £54m deal 

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Dan Whelan

Kuwait Business Town Real Estate Company has acquired the 149,000 sq ft store and an accompanying retail parade from a Qatari institutional investor represented by London-based Jade Merchant Bank. 

Rochdale Stations

Plans hatched for Castleton’s station-led regeneration

Sarah Townsend

Rochdale Council has prepared a draft framework to guide development in the area, following a sizeable piece of work with the Greater Manchester Stations Alliance to assess local investment opportunities.

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WeWork looks to corporates as focus sharpens in Manchester

Sarah Townsend

The co-working company is doubling down on efforts to cement its presence in the North West by targeting what it terms “enterprise” occupiers, those with more than 500 employees, for future growth.