Shakespeare North

Prescot clinches £3.1m for town centre regen

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Sarah Townsend

Knowsley Council has secured funding to progress a masterplan for an area of Prescot encompassing the £27m Shakespeare North theatre, a grade two-listed former museum, and other historic buildings in and around Market Place.

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PROFILE | Findley looks back on 26 years at Salford

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Dan Whelan

When Chris Findley, who retired this week after almost three decades as council head of planning, arrived in post, Salford was “still recovering from the huge economic shocks of the '70s and '80s”. But developments such as Salford Quays and MediaCityUK ensure he leaves the city in a better state than he found it. 

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Arena memorial consultation closes

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Neil Tague

Manchester City Council has concluded a consultation to update plans for its Medieval Quarter, introducing a “Glade of Light” sculpture to serve as a permanent memorial to the 22 victims of the May 2017 terrorist attack.

Chris Sibthorpe Appointed Director At PJA June 20

PJA hires Manchester director

Dan Whelan

The transport planning, placemaking and engineering consultancy has opened an office at 3 Piccadilly Place and appointed Chris Sibthorpe as its director. 

Kenyon Road Solar Panels

Salford boosts green agenda with solar panel scheme

Dan Whelan

Around 6,000 solar photovoltaic panels are to be installed on a nine-acre site off Kenyon Way in Little Hulton, as the council takes its latest step towards meeting Greater Manchester’s 2038 carbon-neutral deadline.