Pokemon Go Chester

Chester transformed by Pokémon GO heritage festival

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Retailers, restaurant owners and hoteliers received a boost to trade from an unusual source over the weekend as thousands of Pokémon GO players visited for two days of events designed to use the game to educate young people about history.

St James Bruntwood

Real Junk Food signs with Bruntwood

Social enterprise The Real Junk Food Project, which uses food destined for waste, has agreed a deal with Bruntwood to open a café at the St James' buildings in Oxford Road, Manchester.

Open Team Photo

Open hires from Mecanoo

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Design studio Open continues to establish itself in Manchester, taking on the fifth team member in six months. Aoife Rath-Cullimore joins from Mecanoo, after working on major projects in the city such as MECD, for the University of Manchester, and Kampus, on behalf of Capital & Centric and Henry Boot Developments.

Garth Brownsword

Brownsword joins LK Group

Land and built environment consultancy the LK Group has appointed Garth Brownsword to head its geotechnical division.

Manchester Jewish Museum

Jewish Museum plans submitted

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Manchester Jewish Museum has submitted a planning application for a £4.5m restoration and extension project, subject to further Heritage Lottery funding.