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Successful public-private partnerships will play a vital role in a strong economic recovery from the pandemic. How can developers and investors best work with councils?

St John’s to progress on Castlefield sale

Sarah Townsend

Manchester City Council has approved a deal to buy the 32,000 sq ft office block on Liverpool Road from Allied London, a move to help redevelop the neighbouring Campfield Markets, part of the wider district masterplan.

Dantzic House Manchester

The Subplot | Quintain talk, peak hotel, Manchester offices

David Thame

Texas-backed build-to-rent developer Quintain Living hints that a Manchester debut could be approaching. Has Manchester reached Peak Hotel? Hoteliers and developers think, for now, it probably has, and office take-up data for Q1 2021 needs careful reading.

Trinity Helical

Kennedys shifts to Helical’s Trinity

Dan Whelan

The law firm has moved to 15,800 sq ft across two floors within the John Dalton Street building, relocating from another of Helical’s Manchester assets, The Tootal Buildings on Oxford Street. 

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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.

Michael Pearson, CFO, HSPG

HSPG adds Pearson to senior team

The social housing investment firm has appointed ex-Blackstone executive Michael Pearson as chief financial officer as it expands from its Manchester base with a London office.


Issa brothers pick up restaurant business Leon

Neil Tague

Expansive Lancashire retail business EG Group has acquired the healthy eating-led fast food chain, announcing plans to open 20 new locations a year from 2022.