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.

Carlisle City Council HQ

Restoration of Carlisle Civic Centre to start by summer

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The restoration of Carlisle’s civic centre, severely damaged by Storm Desmond in 2015, will continue with the demolition of its Rotunda extension, while the tender process for the full refurbishment of the building will begin by the end of the month.

Corporate Portraits For Wates Group

Wates appoints Allen as chief executive

David Allen has been named as the permanent chief executive of Wates Group, following the departure of former boss Andrew Davies, who left to join collapsed contractor Carillion last November.

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North West UK’s fastest-growing construction market

Construction activity in the North West has risen by 31% since 2016, according to a report by Turner & Townsend, making the region the UK’s fastest-growing market, but the consultant has warned high demand is pushing up construction costs.

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SITE VISIT | Windmill Green

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Manchester’s Windmill Green has already secured its first letting after coworking firm Our Space took 13,600 sq ft, while another deal with a different occupier is on the horizon. Construction work is continuing apace, so Place North West paid a visit with main contractor Kier to see how the 78,000 sq ft office is progressing.

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Select starts on Embankment West apartments

Murraywood Construction has started site clearance and demolition for Select Property on its 209-home Laurence Place project, next to CitySuites at Embankment West, which will be its first project under its Origin Homes brand.