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HMRC deal underpins Q1 office boom, reports MOAF

Central Manchester’s office market is firmly on course for a fifth consecutive 1m sq ft-plus year, with first quarter take-up more than doubling 2017's first quarter total at 442,000 sq ft, according to the Manchester Office Agents Forum.

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BEC reveals £55m plans for Whitehaven

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Cumbrian property venture BEC has said that it hopes to usher in a “new era” for the town, with a £55m first phase of development at North Shore comprising a four-star hotel, 400-space car park and a 75,000 sq ft office building.

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May start date for Wigan apartments

Centric Developments is aiming to start work on a 45-apartment scheme in Wigan next month, and has instructed consultants Knight Knox to market the development for sale.

First phase of Toast Rack redevelopment completes

The Gym Group has opened a 20,000 sq ft leisure facility at Manchester’s Toast Rack, with a contractor close to being named to deliver 210 apartments at the site, formerly home to MMU’s Hollings campus.

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Gardiner joins LSH as director

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Office agent Andrew Gardiner has been appointed as a director in Lambert Smith Hampton’s Manchester office, moving from TSG Property Consultants, which he set up with Trevor Sloan in 2011.

Hammerson pulls out of £3.4bn Intu takeover

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The board of Hammerson said that perception of the UK retail market had “deteriorated” since December when plans for a takeover of Trafford Centre owner Intu were announced, its decision to withdraw coming days after major shareholders said they would vote against the deal.