Manchester Arena Redevelopment Bird's Eye View

Manchester Arena pushes ahead with revamp

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Dan Whelan

Operator ASM Global has launched a consultation for the first of a two-phase redevelopment of the venue - which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year - and intends to submit a planning application at the end of this month

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No 1 Circle Square tipped to house lifestyle venue

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Sarah Townsend

Canvas Manchester, a concept from the operators of London’s Pickle Factory and Oval Space, would feature a 100-seat restaurant, 400-capacity music and events space, and a private members club at the mixed-use scheme on Oxford Road.

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Green light for Arkwright House refurb

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Dan Whelan

The 95,000 sq ft office building in Manchester’s Parsonage Gardens will undergo its second refurbishment in three years after the city council approved a £1m plan to reconfigure the reception area to attract more tenants. 

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Renaker wins on mixed day for Manchester developers  

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Dan Whelan

After months without a full planning committee, the city council made up for lost time with a four-hour meeting on Thursday in which it granted consent for a pair of Renaker skyscrapers, approved one of Vita’s co-living towers on Water Street but not the other, and deferred Downing’s plans for a 45-storey block on First Street. 

New Bailey Public Realm

New Bailey public realm sketched

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Dan Whelan

English Cities Fund, a joint venture between Salford City Council, Muse Developments and Homes England, has selected landscape architect Re-Form to create an area of public realm next to the 293,000 sq ft Four New Bailey, for which plans were submitted last week. 

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Pressure on to accelerate Northern Gateway

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Dan Whelan

Manchester City Council and its development partner Far East Consortium are to seal a £51.6m funding agreement to progress the regeneration project “in the next few weeks”, but there will be no extension of the March 2024 deadline to spend the money despite Covid-19. 

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Contractor appointed for 4 Angel Square

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Sarah Townsend

Construction services firm Bowmer + Kirkland plans to start work in the coming weeks on the latest building for the 20-acre Noma regeneration scheme in Manchester, a 200,000 sq ft office block, after signing a build contract this week.