Joanne Roney

Manchester names Bernstein successor

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Joanne Roney, chief executive of Wakefield Council, is being lined up to take over as chief executive of Manchester City Council when Sir Howard Bernstein retires next spring.

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Piccadilly Gardens application due in spring

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Legal & General is targeting a completion date of 2019 for its £10m regeneration of Manchester’s Piccadilly Gardens, which is set to include 22,000 sq ft of new restaurant units alongside improvements across the public realm.

Oldham Coliseum

Oldham Coliseum secures £7.1m grant

Revised plans are being worked up for Oldham’s new Coliseum Theatre, after confirmation that the project has won a £7.1m grant from Arts Council England.

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Russell plans in for 320-acre Rochdale site

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Russell Homes has submitted a planning application to Rochdale Council for a 320-acre site in South Heywood, outlining proposals for a 2.2km link road, 1.45m sq ft of commercial space, and up to 1,000 homes.

One City Place Chester

Excello Law signs at City Place

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Muse Developments has secured its third tenant at One City Place in Chester, with commercial law firm Excello due to move into the office in early January.

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Latest plans on show for Circle Square

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Bruntwood and Select Property Group expect to submit a detailed planning application for a student accommodation block of 384 flats at their joint development in Manchester city centre before Christmas.