Blade And Cylinder

Renaker, Vita, Downing schemes poised for sign off

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Dan Whelan

Renaker’s 52-storey Crown Street towers next to Deansgate Square, the final phase of Waterside Places’ Islington Wharf, Downing’s 2,240-bed co-living cluster and Vita's Water Street skyscrapers are tipped for approval at Manchester City Council's first virtual meeting of the full planning committee. 

MMU Sports Building Exterior Oxford Road

MMU sports building kicks off

Sarah Townsend

Work has started this week on Manchester Metropolitan University’s Institute of Sport facility, designed by architecture firm BDP.

RHS Bridgewater Visitor Centre

RSK buys engineering firm RoC

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Dan Whelan

Multidisciplinary firm RSK Group has bought Manchester-based civil and structural engineer RoC Consulting, its sixth acquisition in 2020. 

CITYLABS 2.0 PC 2

Citylabs 2.0 nears completion

Main contractor Sir Robert McAlpine has reached practical completion on the £25m and 92,000 sq ft Manchester development, to be occupied in full by life sciences firm Qiagen.

VUCITY Manchester Piccadilly

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Town hall refurb to start this month after delays

Sarah Townsend

The £330m refurbishment and upgrade of Manchester’s grade one-listed town hall will finally start after the project was delayed due to Covid-19 and the discovery of peregrine falcons nesting in the clock tower.