Lowry Hotel

Lowry Hotel back on market

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The owner of the Lowry Hotel has put it up for sale after little more than two years’ ownership. CBRE has been instructed as sole agent to find a buyer for the 165-room five-star hotel on the River Irwell between Salford and Manchester.

George Osborne Northern Powerhouse Partnership September 2016 Wide Crop

The month in property | November

Neil Tague

November featured council cock-ups, a Monty Python Northern Powerhouse moment, housing pledges and Ikea aspirations.

Royal Exchange November 2016

Hines completes £85m Royal Exchange purchase

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The investor has completed the acquisition of the 280,000 sq ft block overlooking Manchester’s St Ann’s Square, and has immediately rung the changes, with Savills chosen to replace MJ Mapp as building manager.

EU Funded pplaces in Liverpool for DTI. Paul Unger.

AS 2016: EU project guarantees subject to test

The government gave a mixed message on its stance towards EU-funded projects, Hammond saying that guarantees would be extended to all contracts “signed after the Autumn Statement and before the UK’s departure from the European Union”, but only if they were deemed important enough to the country.

Rise Manchester

AS 2016: Support promised for digital economy

Philip Hammond announced an investment of more than £1bn in digital infrastructure by 2020-21 and a boost for fintech, financial technology, as he emphasised the need to improve the national technology offering.