Paragon House Old Trafford

Investar to acquire Bruntwood’s Paragon House

Sarah Townsend

The developer has exchanged contracts to buy the 48,000 sq ft office block in Old Trafford from Manchester-based Bruntwood for an as yet undisclosed sum, and intends to convert the building into 115 apartments, expanding a previous consent.

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One Manchester hires executive director 

Dan Whelan

The housing provider has appointed Kevin Williams as executive director of growth and assets, replacing Dave Williams who is leaving the company. 

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Thwaites leaves FI to launch consultancy

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Sarah Townsend

David Thwaites, who has worked in property management and agency at FI Real Estate Management, Lambert Smith Hampton and Avison Young, has set up his own consultancy, Thwaites Real Estate.

One New Bailey June 2017

One New Bailey fully let with Benchmark deal

Sarah Townsend

Developer consortium English Cities Fund has secure the final letting of 3,175 sq ft at the 125,000 sq ft office building at New Bailey in Salford, to mergers and acquisitions firm Benchmark International.

Connor Wigley Broadgrove

Stockport’s Broadgrove expands team

Sarah Townsend

The planning advisory has hired Connor Wigley as an assistant planning consultant as it continues to grow the business.

Cgamberhall Business Park

Four sign at Chamberhall

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Developer St Modwen has agreed deals totalling more than 40,000 sq ft at its Bury business park, following completion of construction this summer.

Broadfield Industrial Estate Bornmore Metals December 2019

Logistics firm takes 23,000 sq ft in Rochdale

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Dan Whelan

MW Fulfilment Services, which provides shipping and storage solutions, has expanded by opening up its first facility in Rochdale after investing £200,000 in the unit at the 270,000 sq ft Broadfield Business Park in Heywood. 

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Peel to vacate Trafford Centre in HQ shift

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Sarah Townsend

Landowner the Peel Group is preparing to move out of its longstanding headquarters in the Greater Manchester shopping mall after more than two decades and relocate its staff to the Venus building at nearby TraffordCity.

Sean Anstee

Anstee appointed chair of Trafford Housing

Former Trafford Council leader Sean Anstee has been appointed as group chair of the not-for-profit housing association, part of residential developer L&Q Group, and will take over from Edna Robinson in October.