First phase of Toast Rack redevelopment completes

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.

Manchester Velodrome

ISG starts on velodrome track replacement

Contractor ISG has started work on a project at Manchester’s National Cycling Centre to improve access and replace the track at the building’s velodrome.

Andy King

Sweco targets new hires after Manchester move

Engineering consultant Sweco will expand its team in Manchester after consolidating two offices to a new base on the fourth floor of Abbey House, on Booth Street in the city centre.

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Gardiner joins LSH as director

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Office agent Andrew Gardiner has been appointed as a director in Lambert Smith Hampton’s Manchester office, moving from TSG Property Consultants, which he set up with Trevor Sloan in 2011.

Turn Moss

Extended consultation on Turn Moss plans closes today

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Charlie Schouten

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.

Hammerson pulls out of £3.4bn Intu takeover

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh

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.

Bentley Offices April 2018

Bentley replaces engineering centre with offices at Crewe

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.

Nick Brown

Brown made regional head by Christie

Consultancy Christie & Co has appointed Nick Brown as regional director for the North West, following a decision to split its Northern division into two.