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MOAF: City centre office take-up plunges on Covid

Sarah Townsend

A total of 20 transactions were signed for city centre offices in Manchester in the second quarter of the year, down from 58 in the previous three months, but fringe markets in Salford and Trafford were more resilient recording an increase in take-up.

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3D printing firm signs at Rochdale’s Logic

Dan Whelan

Addisol Endless Resources has taken 4,700 sq ft on a five-year lease at the industrial complex, part of Kingsway Business Park, as it increases production of personal protective equipment during the pandemic. 

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Get the diggers in, Prime Minister urges

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Dan Whelan

Boris Johnson has pledged £5bn for UK infrastructure, including unlocking the central Manchester rail bottleneck, as well as schools, hospitals and other 'shovel-ready' projects, to help Britain bounce back from the “economic reverberations” of Covid-19. 

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Funding boost for £13m Salford robotics centre

Dan Whelan

The 24,000 sq ft centre of excellence for intelligent automation and robotics, designed by 5plus Architects, has been granted £6.5m from the European Regional Development Fund and construction is due to start in September. 

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Intu appoints administrators

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh

The struggling shopping centre owner has appointed KMPG as administrator after it said talks with creditors had reached "insufficient alignment and agreement".

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IN FOCUS | Hospitality dusts itself down ahead of reopening

Dan Whelan

After months of uncertainty, Boris Johnson yesterday confirmed an end to the sector’s enforced “hibernation” by announcing bars, restaurants and hotels can reopen from 4 July, but hospitality professionals are wary despite this positive step.