Property investment in Warrington hit an all-time high in 2017, according to Warrington & Co’s annual property review, largely buoyed by the council's own acquisition of the £200m Birchwood Park, alongside a further 32 deals totalling £79m.
Central Manchester’s office market is firmly on course for a fifth consecutive 1m sq ft-plus year, with first quarter take-up more than doubling 2017's first quarter total at 442,000 sq ft, according to the Manchester Office Agents Forum.
Marks & Spencer is to close its Hardwick distribution centre near Warrington, the latest development in a five-year transformation programme that has already led to bad news for several North West locations.
The pan-European investor, which manages Birchwood Park, is to be the lead sponsor for Cheshire and Warrington at MIPIM 2018, heading a list of 31 organisations including Bruntwood, Peel and Grosvenor.
The Northern Powerhouse Partnership has called on Government to deliver Northern Powerhouse Rail by 2032/33, providing high-speed links between regional cities at the same time as HS2 reaches the north.