North West in 2018 series

Place North West has published a series of articles by guest contributors, exploring a range of issues facing the property industry in the North West in 2018.

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Stretching skylines

Joanne Roney, chief executive of Manchester City Council, looks at the future of Manchester’s northern fringe



Alison Mitchell, Executive Director, Sensor City 2

Building a knowledge network

Alison Mitchell, executive director at Sensor City, looks at how designing for collaborative working will help Liverpool emerge on the global stage for science and technology



Deborah McLaughlin Chief Executive At Manchester Place

The land canyon

Managing director of real estate projects at Capita Real Estate & Infrastructure, Deborah McLaughlin, explores options for driving housing supply in the next year



Gayle Taylor Lambert Smith Hampton

Thinking outside the cubicle

Gayle Taylor, head of North West operations at Lambert Smith Hampton, predicts changes in the office market in Manchester



Catherine Dewar Historic England

Where there’s a mill, there’s a way

Catherine Dewar, planning director for the North West at Historic England, looks at the impact repurposing textile mills could have on the region



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Cultural evolution

Anita Singh, land quality consultant at Hydrock, explores how the socioeconomic background of the property workforce could change in the region in the next year and the effects it could have on the industry



Susan Parsonage

Bright future for Lancaster

Chief executive of Lancaster City Council, Susan Parsonage, looks at Lancaster’s development plan and growth strategy




Reimagining our airports

Lynda Shillaw, chief executive of MAG Property, considers how airports in the region may become destinations in themselves



Rebecca Eatwell PPS NorthWhat a Labour government would mean for housing

Rebecca Eatwell, managing director of Newgate Communications, explores how the housing market in the North West might fair under the not so far fetched possibility of a Corbyn-led Government



Heather Standidge

The science of growth in Cheshire

Heather Standidge, associate director at Cushman & Wakefield, considers economic growth in Cheshire and Warrington over the next year as a result of the area’s expanding science sectors



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A regional renaissance

Jade Chau, architect at Bennetts Associates, looks at the arts and culture revival taking place in the North West



Nicola Kane Crop

Moving forwards in Greater Manchester

Transport for Greater Manchester’s Nicola Kane gives an insight on the area’s plans for infrastructure and travel over the coming year



Ruth Leighton

E-commerce effect

Ruth Leighton, associate in GVA’s national industrial and distribution team, predicts trends in the logistics sector for 2018



Diversifying housebuilding

Nicola Rigby, director of the planning, regeneration and development team at GVA, explores the idea of diversity as a solution to the housing crisis



Kannika Mall

Getting our teeth into tech

Kannika Mall of M&G Real Estate looks at how retail is set to change in the near future



Bernadette Bone

A bridge in time

Bernadette Bone, director of BB Heritage Studio, looks at the Ordsall Chord project and its future



Jayne Cottam Assura

Health check

Jayne Cottam, chief financial officer at Assura, considers primary care property and the Government’s ambitious plans for transforming the sector



Liz Brown Pozzoni

Life for rent

Pozzoni Architecture’s Liz Brown explores how changes in the residential sector will impact older generations and the role that architecture can play




Transforming our streets

Leah Stuart, associate director of Civic Engineers, looks at how cycling infrastructure improvements in Manchester could create valuable social and economic changes



Jackie Sadek CropNorth stars

Jackie Sadek gives an update and insight into the plans for Cheshire and North Staffordshire’s Constellation Partnership which she chairs




In with the youngNicola Hewes B&w

Nicola Hewes, partner in architecture practice Purcell, discusses how 2018 is set to be bring good step forward in inspiring young people to enter the built environment industry



The art of regenerationErika Rushton

Erika Rushton of Baltic Creative Community Interest Company makes the case for creative and digital clusters as catalysts for transformation in Liverpool



Force for goodGillian Levitt Bernstein

Gillian Harrison, senior architect at Levitt Bernstein, looks at the personalised approach to living trend



Michelle Rothwell Watch This Space Crop

Value in disruption

Michelle Rothwell, founder of Watch This Space, explores how value can be added to the industry in 2018 with innovative thinking



Caroline Hanratty Crop

No room at the inn

Caroline Hanratty, partner at Mills & Reeve, predicts trends in the hotel market for 2018



Donna Neely

Bidding wars

Donna Neely, director and founder of The Northern Edge, looks at trends in procurement and how bidding teams can stand out in 2018



Jessica Bowles Bruntwood Director Of Strategy (1)

The co-working curve

Jessica Bowles, director of strategy at Bruntwood, reviews office trends from across the Atantic and how we can implement them in the North West




A public-private push

Tahreen Shad, regional partnerships director at Lovell Partnerships, considers how collaboration in 2018 could see real steps being taken to deliver housing targets




Demystifying placemaking

Razi Riahi of DS Emotion discusses the need for placemaking as part of Manchester’s development strategy

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A very good series – why don’t you publish them as a booklet with the title PlaceNW:2018?

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