The House Crowd plots office-to-resi project

A residential crowdfunding company has exchanged contracts to buy a disused office in Wilmslow for £2.5m, and has revealed plans to convert the block into apartments.


Start date for £17m Chorley shopping centre extension

Chorley Council has appointed Eric Wright Group to begin in the New Year on a £17m extension to the Market Walk shopping centre, and said it is in legal negotiations on pre-lets for 80% of the space.

Purcell named on museum project

Purcell, an international architecture practice with studios in Liverpool and Manchester, has been appointed as architect for the Museum of Manchester’s £12.4m courtyard project.


Third tenant in at Foundry

A third unit at Capital & Centric’s Foundry in Salford has been sold, to travel company Invasion for use as its offices and also a co-working space designed by Sheila Bird Group.