House of Fraser blames landlord for Kendals closure

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh

After the news this morning that House of Fraser would be closing in Manchester city centre, owner Sports Direct has released a statement saying that its options to save the store were “declined” by the landlord.

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PLANNING | Logik tower rejected in rare Manchester refusal

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh and Neil Tague

Proposals for a 35-storey tower by Andrew Flintoff-fronted developer Logik have been rejected by Manchester City Council’s planning committee, the second time this year councillors have gone against officer recommendations to approve a high-profile scheme.

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The Midland sold for £115m

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh

Stockholm-based hotel investor Pandox has entered into an agreement to buy The Midland in Manchester for £115m, and is planning to start an £11m refurbishment of its rooms later this year.

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CEG submits plans for £79m High Street replacement

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Charlie Schouten

CEG has moved forward with its proposals for a New York-style replacement for 20-36 High Street in Manchester by submitting a planning application for the project, set to feature 361 apartments and a mezzanine space for retail and leisure.

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Regency brings Mason Street resi to market

MCR Property has started work at 32 Mason Street in New Cross to the north of Manchester city centre, a 13-apartment scheme in a converted Victorian mill.

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COMMENT | Manchester, the next Windy City?

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Schemes such as Trinity Islands, Deansgate Square and Meadow Islands will give Manchester a new skyline, writes Joseph Berthoud of Hilson Moran. But could this cause complications like London has experienced, where skyscrapers create strong winds blamed for toppling pedestrians?