Manchester Velodrome

Wheels in motion for velodrome future-proofing

Dan Whelan

The city council has given the green light to plans to upgrade HSBC UK National Cycling Centre on Stuart Street to prolong the lifespan of the 25-year-old arena and ensure that national and international events continue to be staged in Manchester. 

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Mayfield gears up to start phase one offices

Sarah Townsend

The developers of the £1.4bn Manchester mixed-use scheme are starting to scout the market for pre-lets and financing for the first commercial offering, 320,000 sq ft of offices due to start on site this year.


Central Lancs inches towards Local Plan

Neil Tague

Preston, South Ribble and Chorley's councils are closer to adopting a combined Local Plan, as officers progress towards a preferred options consultation this summer.

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U+I in talks over Manchester sites, Chill Factore for sale

Sarah Townsend

The listed developer, which has begun a 12-month review to cut costs, is eyeing two further regeneration opportunities in the city to expand its activities beyond the Mayfield scheme, according to its chief executive.


FEC picks Northern Gateway housing partners

Dan Whelan

The developer has appointed a panel comprising Trafford Housing Trust, Great Places Housing Group and the Guinness Partnership to deliver affordable housing at the Red Bank neighbourhood, part of the 15,000-home Manchester masterplan. 

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Hut Group plots conversion of Manchester assets 

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Dan Whelan

The listed e-commerce firm wants to redevelop three properties on Kennedy Street into offices for beauty brand ESPA, a restaurant, and boutique hotel accommodation, as it continues its city centre hospitality investment. 

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Glenbrook maps £70m Wigan industrial park

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Dan Whelan

The developer plans to create the 625,000 sq ft scheme on a 40-acre site off Bolton Road in response to “significant regional demand” for employment space for small and medium-sized firms. 

Blackpool Council Bispham School

Bispham High School plans return to committee 

Dan Whelan

Blackpool Council’s plans to redevelop the 22-acre site of the former school into 176 homes are recommended for approval for a second time after being deferred more than a year ago due to an objection from Sport England.