The council has lodged a bid for £50m from the Towns Fund to revitalise the town having already asked Government for £25m for nine town centre projects and received £8.6m from the Getting Building Fund to revamp Abingdon Street Market and extend Houndshill Shopping Centre.
Developer Capital & Centric is reviving plans to redevelop Liverpool’s former Littlewoods building, and hopes to launch a construction tender and start on site this year following a cash injection from the city region.
Administrators at KPMG have been formally appointed to Cruden Group, Cruden Construction and Cruden Property Services, after Place North West revealed that the Warrington-based firm was on the brink of collapse.
The planned transformation of the market has taken a step forward after the council bagged a seven-figure grant, enabling the project to complete this financial year subject to approval of a business case being submitted in September.
Leaders from across local and civic government, as well as universities and research institutions, have signed a manifesto calling on Whitehall to provide more support to the knowledge economy to ‘level up’ the regions.
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