Shru Morris, Stephen Bell Napthens

Napthens announces partner promotion

Property lawyer Stephen Bell, who joined the Preston-headquartered firm in 2014, has been named a partner to mark his contribution to the business.

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Skem shed sold for £5m

Acting for Lancashire property company Luqhar, B8 Real Estate has completed the purchase of a 76,000 sq ft industrial building on Pimbo Industrial Estate, Skelmersdale for £5m, reflecting a yield of 6.1%.

Lydia Harper Of PWA Planning

Harper joins PWA

Lancashire planning consultancy PWA Planning has strengthened its team with the appointment of experienced town planner Lydia Harper.


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.

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Flood picks up Huron portfolio

Edge Real Estate Property Investments, the investment division of Real Estate Group, has acquired 15 properties from part of retail tycoon David Whelan's Whelco business group for a total of £50m, a series of deals funded by ICG-Longbow.

Gawsworth Court Aerial

Sheds sold to newly floated industrial investor

Warehouse REIT, which was admitted to the AIM sub-market of the London Stock Exchange on 20 September, has acquired four multi-let Hansteen estates, understood to include Nexus Industrial Estate in Knowsley, Pikelaw Place in Skelmersdale and a holding at Radway Green, Crewe.