Cheshire Development Update | Summary, slides + pictures

Paul Unger

Rail improvements, Chester’s turn, the burgeoning science scene, and challenges facing the devolution bid, were all discussed before an audience of more than 150 Place North West readers at our area briefing.


Total buys for Orion Park expansion

Cheshire-based Total Developments has bought a 13-acre site in Crewe from Hawkstone Properties for more than £2.5m, and has earmarked the plot for 160,000 sq ft of distribution warehouses.

Brownsfield Mill

IMAGES | Inside listed mill set for Urban Splash flats

Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Developer Urban Splash and partner Town Centre Securities are hoping to submit a planning application for the creation of up to 30 loft apartments in Brownsfield Mill by early next year. [GALLERY]


The House Crowd plots office-to-resi project

A residential crowdfunding company has exchanged contracts to buy a disused office in Wilmslow for £2.5m, and has revealed plans to convert the block into apartments.

MediaCityUK lightbox

Peel bids for more from GM housing fund

Peel is set to receive an £8.3m loan from the GM housing investment fund to finance the construction of The Lightbox, a development of 238 apartments in the next phase of MediaCityUK.


Start date for £17m Chorley shopping centre extension

Chorley Council has appointed Eric Wright Group to begin in the New Year on a £17m extension to the Market Walk shopping centre, and said it is in legal negotiations on pre-lets for 80% of the space.