A tenanted 14,500 sq ft Victorian office building in city centre Manchester, a Lancashire hotel with planning consent for new homes and a Cumbrian care home are among over 150 lots up for sale in Pugh’s next Manchester property auction, which is expected to generate in excess of £15m.
The Government has announced how the North’s £556m latest Local Growth Fund allocation will be split across 11 Local Enterprise Partnerships, with Greater Manchester receiving the highest award at £130m.
The North West rich list contains seven billionaires for the second year running although the make-up has changed; Matalan founder John Hargreaves slips out, replaced by Philip Day, owner of Peacocks and Edinburgh Woollen Mill.
The North’s best chance lies in better interaction of financial and professional services, logistics and further and higher education, according to early findings of the Northern Powerhouse Independent Economic Review, due to be published in full next month.
Five projects in the region have been awarded Arts Council England funding to take forward small capital projects, including improvements to theatres, music venues and an artist’s residence at the Turner Prize-winning Granby Four Streets in Liverpool.