Cheshire West & Chester Council has spent nearly £1m on fees since late 2016 on the mixed-use Northgate project, with some professional services companies racking up six-figure sums in less than a year, a freedom of information request by Place North West has revealed.
Following the award of its £2bn framework earlier this month, Procure North West has started the race for an additional £400m framework, this time covering smaller construction projects worth up to £1m, as well as building services contracts up to £10m.
Advised by Cheetham & Mortimer, developer Nikal has put a prominent building on Manchester’s Victoria Street, made up of apartments and the Hanging Ditch wine merchants, on the market with an asking price in excess of £500,000.
Wates has been chosen to build the Saughall Massie fire station for Merseyside Fire & Rescue Services, nearly a year after plans for the project were approved by Wirral Council, despite local opposition.
Urban Splash chairman Tom Bloxham said the developer’s acquisition of modular manufacturer SIG Building Systems’ assets earlier this year was “a statement of intent” although the business reported a fall in turnover and profit in its latest financial results.