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The Factory secures Lottery funding

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The flagship cultural venue for the North designed by Rem Koolhaas’ Office for Metropolitan Architecture, has been awarded a £7m lump sum by Arts Council England, and £9m annual revenue from 2018-22.

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CPUK completes Corner Block revamp

Building group Construction Partnership UK has completed the £6.2m refurbishment of Overseas House in central Manchester.

THING Greater Manchester Dialects Map


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Are you 'areet' with projects underway in the region? Do the designs leave you 'skriking', or is 'cruckling' a risk as you walk down the street gazing up at some of the latest buildings? These confusing words, and more....

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Motel One opens second Manchester hotel

The German operator has opened on Cross Street with a hotel named Motel One Manchester-Royal Exchange, the group’s second in the city following Piccadilly, which opened in 2015.

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PLANNING | MMU site heads Manchester agenda

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The proposed replacement for the Mabel Tylecote Building within Manchester Metroplitan University’s Oxford Road estate is set to be considered at the next meeting of Manchester City Council’s planning committee, which takes place on 29 June.

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5plus wins Salford University 240-acre masterplan

The University of Salford and Salford City Council have appointed 5plus Architects as masterplanner to create a development framework for the university’s estate and a future vision for the wider area.

BOOK NOW | Universities as Regenerators

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Despite funding pressures and uncertainty, universities are leading the way with ambitious building programmes across the region. Hear from Salford City Council, Salford University, UCLan and more at Place North West’s update on the higher education sector.