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Blackpool hunts for architect for Talbot Gateway campus

Dan Whelan

Blackpool Council is looking to appoint a design practice to draw up a masterplan for a higher education facility next to Blackpool North train station, as part of the ongoing regeneration of Talbot Gateway. 

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Fairhursts appoints associate director

Dan Whelan

Manchester-based architectural practice Fairhursts Design Group has hired former Purcell associate Laura Sherliker, as the business eyes 10% annual growth over the next 12 months.  

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Manchester Arena pushes ahead with revamp

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Dan Whelan

Operator ASM Global has launched a consultation for the first of a two-phase redevelopment of the venue - which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year - and intends to submit a planning application at the end of this month

Planning White Paper

Mixed reviews for long-awaited planning reforms

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Dan Whelan

Housing Secretary Robert Jenrick has published a white paper outlining proposed changes to England’s planning system, including slashing delivery targets and scrapping section 106 contributions to bring forward 300,000 new homes each year. 

Sholom Cohen

AY’s Cohen joins BPF regional committee

Sholom Cohen, associate director in Avison Young's Manchester office, has been invited by the chief executive of the British Property Federation, Melanie Leech, to take a place on the organisation’s Regional Policy Committee. 

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Wait goes on for Bardsley creditors

Paul Unger

Eight months after taking control of Bardsley Construction, administrators Duff & Phelps said they are unable to estimate how much of the £45m owed to creditors will be paid.

Tritax Cronton Colliery

Tritax opens consultation on Cronton Colliery

Dan Whelan

Logistics developer Tritax Symmetry, part of Tritax Big Box Reit, is inviting input for its “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity” to redevelop the disused colliery in Knowsley into a 1m sq ft employment site and 65-acre country park. 

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Blackpool goes for additional £50m support 

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Dan Whelan

The council has lodged a bid for £50m from the Towns Fund to revitalise the town having already asked Government for £25m for nine town centre projects and received £8.6m from the Getting Building Fund to revamp Abingdon Street Market and extend Houndshill Shopping Centre.