Chris Oglesby Jan 2017

Oglesby upbeat as rent payments pick up

Neil Tague

Bruntwood chief executive Chris Oglesby said the business continues to trade well despite Covid-19 headwinds, with a trading update reporting that 92% of March quarter rents have been paid across the group.

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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. 

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Live music will lift UK economy, says Deaf Institute, Gorilla saviour

Dan Whelan

The founder of Tokyo Industries, which acquired the leases of two popular Manchester venues that would have closed, told Place North West the live music industry will survive because there is no replacement for it, but urged the Government to support the sector following Covid-19. 

Wittington pulls Princess Street plans for rethink

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Dan Whelan

The investment manager has withdrawn plans to refurbish and extend its 51,600 sq ft building on Princess Street in Manchester, opting to go “back to the drawing board” and return with designs that reflect the changes in the office market post-Covid-19. 

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Boohoo’s PrettyLittleThing looks to expand HQ

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Dan Whelan

The fast fashion retailer has submitted an application to expand its Wellington Mill headquarters on Pollard Street East in Manchester by almost 10,000 sq ft, putting plans to relocate to a 65,000 sq ft base at nearby Ancoats Works on ice. 

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Stocktons site up for sale for £20m

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Dan Whelan

Agents are inviting bids to buy the site of the furniture shop on Great Ancoats Street in Manchester, earmarked for up to 850 residential units or a mixed-use scheme, and hope to agree a sale next month. 

Louise Wyman At Her Desk June 2020

PROFILE | Wyman leads radical next phase of Manchester growth

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Sarah Townsend

Louise Wyman, strategic director of growth and development at Manchester City Council, is embarking on the biggest placemaking rethink the city has seen in years, to include a heavier focus on design, public realm and “spaces between buildings”, and a shake-up of appointed consultants to improve competition.

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The Hut Group advances King Street Townhouse refurb

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Dan Whelan

The e-commerce firm wants to extend the four-star hotel in Manchester by converting a 9,800 sq ft former champagne bar and restaurant on Booth Street into a gym and spa, after lodging plans to refurbish the Great John Street Hotel in May.