Manchester’s property community has lamented the forthcoming exit of the city council’s strategic director of growth who has been in post for less than a year and urged leaders to appoint a replacement with similar qualifications and emphasis on design.
Local authorities have redoubled efforts to convince Chancellor Rishi Sunak to support projects such as a new Deeside Parkway station and the modernisation of Chester’s station in the Budget Statement on 3 March.
Manchester-based charity Embassy plans to create 40 modular homes made from repurposed shipping containers to provide secure housing for the city’s homeless people, in partnership with developers Peel L&P and Capital & Centric.
The Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership and the city’s Growth Company have pledged to provide support and advice to local businesses as the UK announced its Brexit deal with the European Union today.
Greater Manchester will be placed in the highest tier of the Government’s Covid-19 restrictions after the national lockdown ends, while Liverpool has been rewarded for its falling infection rates with a tier two placing.
Investment in science, research and technology will fuel Manchester’s post-Covid revival and cement its position as “the UK’s premier growth city”, said Louise Wyman, development director at the council, as it prepares to launch a detailed economic recovery plan.