Wigan Energy Centre

Wigan energy centre approved

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Dan Whelan

The 46,200 sq ft facility off Green Lane will provide a standby supply of gas-powered electricity to the National Grid to prevent blackouts. 

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PROFILE | Findley looks back on 26 years at Salford

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Dan Whelan

When Chris Findley, who retired this week after almost three decades as council head of planning, arrived in post, Salford was “still recovering from the huge economic shocks of the '70s and '80s”. But developments such as Salford Quays and MediaCityUK ensure he leaves the city in a better state than he found it. 

Chris Sibthorpe Appointed Director At PJA June 20

PJA hires Manchester director

Dan Whelan

The transport planning, placemaking and engineering consultancy has opened an office at 3 Piccadilly Place and appointed Chris Sibthorpe as its director. 

Kenyon Road Solar Panels

Salford boosts green agenda with solar panel scheme

Dan Whelan

Around 6,000 solar photovoltaic panels are to be installed on a nine-acre site off Kenyon Way in Little Hulton, as the council takes its latest step towards meeting Greater Manchester’s 2038 carbon-neutral deadline. 

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Leaders push for retrofitting roll-out  

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Dan Whelan

Metro mayors Steve Rotheram and Andy Burnham called for widespread retrofitting of properties across the North West, as the region looks to capture positive lessons from the pandemic and create a springboard for change.

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Oldham eco park plans revealed

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Dan Whelan

Oldham Council is to submit plans for a "multi-million pound" environmental centre at Alexandra Park as part of its Northern Roots development project.