Doncaster Gritting Machine

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Encouraging people to help name anything can often end in a Boaty McBoatface-shaped disaster, but one council is taking a more nuanced approach to naming two new gritting machines. Will it be Spready Mercury, or Gritsy Witsy Teeny Weeny Yellow Anti-Slip Machiney that wins the day?

Admiral Court Crewe Business Park

Pochin’s tops out at Crewe Business Park

Pochin’s has reached a major milestone on Radius Payment Solutions’ new headquarters at Crewe Business Park ahead of the project completing in spring 2018.

Northern Transport Summit 2017

Burnham moves focus to GM towns

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Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham is inviting all councils in the city region to nominate a town to be part of his Town Centre Challenge, launching today, as he promises to use Mayoral powers, grants, and pressure on local stakeholders to bring forward developments in “left behind” locations.

PLANNING | Success for DeTrafford in Castlefield, Shudehill hotel deferred

Manchester City Council granted consent to DeTrafford’s No1 Castlefield following a site visit yesterday, while a decision on Salboy's 13-storey aparthotel on Shudehill has been deferred to allow councillors to examine the impact of the "very big building" on the junction site.

Ropemaker Place

Impel starts on Ropemaker Place

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Main contractor Impel Construction has started work on Ropemaker Place, a residential-led scheme on Renshaw Street in Liverpool for client Legacie Developments.

Beech Design And Build New Cross

Two more schemes proposed at New Cross

Two mixed-use residential-led projects in Manchester’s New Cross, including proposals from Beech Design & Build, and architect Willacy Horsewood, have been submitted to planners.

Assura West Gorton

Assura announces second 2017 share offer

Assura, the Warrington-headquartered developer and investor of primary care facilities, has announced its intention to raise £300m gross through a share issue as it looks to make further acquisitions.