Manchester Zoo

Manchester Zoo lines up 100-acre Rochdale home

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Dan Whelan and Jessica Middleton-Pugh

The company aiming to bring a zoo to Greater Manchester is in advanced talks with Rochdale Council to take over four parcels of land totalling 100 acres near Hopwood Hall in Middleton. 

Manchester Island Site

Redevelopment of Island Site edges forward

Property developer HBD and the Greater Manchester Pension Fund have appointed Cartwright Pickard as architect on the long-awaited redevelopment of the Island Site on John Dalton Street. 

Wigan Enterprise Park

Summer start on Wigan Enterprise Park overhaul

Barratt Homes has bought the 27-acre former Wigan Enterprise Park from St Modwen and is due to start on site this summer on 325 homes, a development approved on appeal in 2016. 

Salix Care Home Salford February 2020 Omi Architect

Care home proposed for Salford

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Chloé Vaughan

Affordable housing developer Salix Homes has submitted an application which proposes a three-storey, 70,000 sq ft extra-care facility for the elderly off Arrow Street.

Bishopsgate Aerial KMA Architects February 2020

GALLERY | Heaton sets timeline for Preston ‘landmark’

Chloé Vaughan

The Heaton Group’s conversion of an office block on Ormskirk Road into 130 apartments is due to complete before June 2021, the developer said as it released further images of Studio KMA’s designs for the project.

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