The Gym Group has opened a 20,000 sq ft leisure facility at Manchester’s Toast Rack, with a contractor close to being named to deliver 210 apartments at the site, formerly home to MMU’s Hollings campus.
A consultation on controversial plans by UA92 and Trafford Council to build a football training ground and new facilities on Turn Moss in Stretford will close at 5pm today, with campaigners claiming the scheme has received more objections than any other planning application in Trafford’s history.
The board of Hammerson said that perception of the UK retail market had “deteriorated” since December when plans for a takeover of Trafford Centre owner Intu were announced, its decision to withdraw coming days after major shareholders said they would vote against the deal.
Luxury car manufacturer Bentley is set to receive planning consent for two offices totalling 155,000 sq ft, replacing a previously-approved 252,000 sq ft engineering centre, as part of its masterplan for its Crewe headquarters.
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.