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Long-awaited Wireworks inches forward

Neil Tague

Approval is nearing for the mixed-use central Warrington development, first proposed by developer Iliad in 2005 and now reworked, with the tallest building pencilled in at 25 storeys.

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Wirral drawing up 20-year ‘Left Bank’ masterplan

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Sarah Townsend

The council is working on the biggest regeneration framework the area has seen in decades, to encompass a stretch of land along the Wirral Peninsula taking in areas such as Seacombe, Liscard, New Brighton, Birkenhead, New Ferry and Bromborough.

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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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Ardwick Green framework taps area’s potential

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Paul Unger

High-density affordable residential developments stepping down from Piccadilly and Mayfield alongside the Mancunian Way are proposed in a draft masterplan by Manchester City Council, now open for public consultation.

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No 1 Circle Square tipped to house lifestyle venue

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Sarah Townsend

Canvas Manchester, a concept from the operators of London’s Pickle Factory and Oval Space, would feature a 100-seat restaurant, 400-capacity music and events space, and a private members club at the mixed-use scheme on Oxford Road.

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Green light for Arkwright House refurb

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Dan Whelan

The 95,000 sq ft office building in Manchester’s Parsonage Gardens will undergo its second refurbishment in three years after the city council approved a £1m plan to reconfigure the reception area to attract more tenants. 

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Liverpool’s Ovatus scheme up for sale  

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Sarah Townsend

The company that acquired 122 Old Hall Street, a curved building with a mirrored glass façade near the waterfront, and hatched plans to replace it with two residential towers including what would be the city’s tallest building at 50 storeys high, is selling the site.

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New Bailey public realm sketched

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Dan Whelan

English Cities Fund, a joint venture between Salford City Council, Muse Developments and Homes England, has selected landscape architect Re-Form to create an area of public realm next to the 293,000 sq ft Four New Bailey, for which plans were submitted last week. 

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Glenbrook progresses 64,000 sq ft Stok

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Sarah Townsend

The developer has submitted a change of use application to transform the former M&S store on Princes Street in Stockport into a mixed-use commercial scheme, after buying the unit last year.