The Manchester office of global professional services and engineering consultancy WSP | Parsons Brinckerhoff has hired Steve Elliott as power systems director as it looks to increase contracts in the power generation sector.
Sarah Ramsbottom, managing director of Castlefield Estates, has spoken out against proposals from Renaker Build for 188 apartments on Chester Road, which she said “will dwarf the historic canal basin”.
Intu and joint venture partner M&G Real Estate have acquired the long leasehold on the former BHS store within the Manchester Arndale shopping centre, and are “working up options” for the 110,000 sq ft unit.
Law firm Kennedys’ leasing of 11,089 sq ft in Manchester’s Churchgate House means that, with Greater Manchester Combined Authority also under offer as a tenant, the Churchgate & Lee office complex is fully let.
Lord Jim O’Neill, economist and former junior Government minister, told an audience of Northern leaders last night to expect a “serious” response from the Government regarding the Northern Powerhouse, hinting “you are going to be surprised”.