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ECF, St Helens ink 20-year development agreement

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Sarah Townsend

English Cities Fund, the consortium of Muse Developments, Legal & General and Homes England, and St Helens Council have committed to regenerating the Merseyside town, including delivering a potential £200m mixed-use scheme.

Lawrence Kenwright

Signature ends tumultuous year with opening

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Dan Whelan

The hotel developer and operator is to open the grade two-listed Rainhill Hall in St Helens after converting it into a 47-bedroom hotel and wedding venue, following a year of financial difficulty for the wider group.


MCI, Torus buy St Helens industrial site

Sarah Townsend

The developer, part of housebuilder Keepmoat Homes, with regeneration specialist Torus, has acquired a vacant site at Lancots Lane to redevelop into 63 homes.


Green light for reworked Mersey Reach

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Neil Tague

Chancerygate's refreshed plans for industrial space at the former Peerless refinery site on Dunnings Bridge Road have secured the go-ahead from Sefton’s planning committee.

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Liverpool to invest in race equality projects

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Sarah Townsend

The combined authority has awarded £214,000 to three initiatives to tackle racial divides in the city-region, including a pilot to expand the work of the International Slavery Museum within the grade one-listed former Dock Traffic Office.

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Chancerygate looks to expand £20m Mersey Reach

Sarah Townsend

The industrial developer expects to receive permission next week to add 7,000 sq ft to its existing 95,000 sq ft consent for 12 units at the former Peerless Edible Oils factory near Liverpool, in response to high market demand.

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Liverpool grant spurs Harworth at Moss Nook

Sarah Townsend

The developer has received £2.05m from the Liverpool City Region Combined Authority to help fund infrastructure works to progress its 240-unit residential development in St Helens.

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Contractor appointed for Birkenhead demolition

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Dan Whelan

Wirral Growth Company has hired demolition specialist PP O’Connor to knock down part of the retail complex in Birkenhead and aims to start building 150,000 sq ft of offices at the site by the middle of next year.