Max Bentham

C&C director makes Muse move 

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Dan Whelan

Max Bentham has joined Muse’s North West office as senior development surveyor after a six-and-a-half-year stint with Manchester-based developer Capital & Centric. 

100 Barbirolli

MOAF: Manchester office take-up slips in Q1

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Sarah Townsend

The city recorded just over 234,000 sq ft of lease transactions in the first three months of 2021, a decline year-on-year and from the previous quarter amid still-challenging market conditions.

Cheshire Junction Dusk LR High Street Group

Former High Street auditor slams group governance

Sarah Townsend

Internal controls were not “sufficiently robust” to enable accurate financial reporting, said PricewaterhouseCoopers, which resigned from auditing the Newcastle-based developer’s accounts leading it to appoint a different firm.

Martin Hastie Hi Res

Hastie takes charge for Wardell Armstrong

Martin Hastie has been appointed as the engineering consultancy's regional director for Greater Manchester, succeeding Chris Rigby who has taken on a firm-wide role as operations director.

Chill Factore

U+I sells Chill Factore 

Dan Whelan

Snow Centres has bought the 167,000 sq ft indoor ski slope, part of the wider Beyond scheme next to the Trafford Centre, for an undisclosed sum as U+I looks to offload non-core assets.

MCI Appointments

MCI bolsters senior team  

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Dan Whelan

MCI Developments, part of national homebuilder Keepmoat Homes, has added Craig Murphy, Ian Sumner, Mark Nuttall, and Keiron Morley to its ranks as part of the firm’s growth plans.  

Glenbrook Rochdale Unit

Glenbrook buys in Rochdale, Preston

Sarah Townsend

The developer has scooped up St Mary’s Gate Retail Park in the Greater Manchester town and units 1 and 2 at Preston’s Mariner’s way for a combined price of £4.9m.

Vernon Works Aerial Main

Renaker subsidiary snaps up Oldham mill

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Sarah Townsend

Kellen Homes, part of the developer behind Manchester’s Deansgate Square and Crown Street apartment schemes, has acquired Vernon Works in Royton and plans to redevelop it into housing.