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MSP refinances with green lending package

Manchester Science Partnerships has agreed a £50m debt facility with Lloyds Bank Commercial Real Estate, in a three-year package which is the first deal of its kind completed by Lloyds in the region.

Knowsley Green Space

Knowsley parks plan agreed by cabinet

Knowsley Council’s cabinet has agreed unanimously that a charitable trust to manage the borough’s green spaces should be established, as the local authority seeks to raise funds to manage its parks following funding cuts.

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Manchester executive to rubber-stamp energy scheme and SRF

Approving plans for the Civic Quarter Heat Network and an updated strategic regeneration framework for Great Jackson Street are the two key recommendations that will go before Manchester City Council’s executive at its meeting on 10 January.

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Demolition likely at Echo Arena car park

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Jessica Middleton-Pugh and Neil Tague

Uncertainty surrounds the future of the Liverpool Waterfront car park next to ACC Liverpool following the New Year’s Eve blaze which led to the write-off of all 1,300 vehicles within the car park, and caused internal collapses within the building.

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WSP hires smart energy specialist

Professional services and engineering consultancy WSP has appointed Professor David Healey as director of smart energy, and has given him a remit to build a new team within its power networks department.

Cheshire East launches consultants framework

The local authority has issued a contract notice, highlighting its intention to create a consultants framework worth up to £3.8m to support construction activity.  

Liverpool to approve spend on public spaces

Section 106 contributions amounting to around £284,000 are to be invested in a series of improvements for Liverpool’s public spaces, with a report to tomorrow's council cabinet meeting recommending approval.