Stephen Hodder of Hodder + Partners has been drafted in by Manchester City Council to conduct an independent review into the plans for St Michael’s, the controversial proposal for a 21-storey and 31-storey tower on Bootle Street.
U+I boss Richard Upton’s an impressive character, with an intense style of public speaking that puts one in mind of Terrance Stamp. So even if the ‘meanwhile’ use for the former Mayfield station didn’t look good, he’d manage to big it up.
Build-to-rent developer PlaceFirst has released images of its plans for the regeneration of Welsh Streets in Liverpool, a series of Victorian terraces near Princes Park which have stood largely empty for years.
The Secretary of State has overturned three rulings by planning inspectors on housing developments in Cheshire, agreeing with the original decision by Cheshire West & Chester Council to refuse them in 2012.
Investing in property to deliver social impacts such as housing refugees or helping homeless people find accommodation is maturing as an investment model, writes John Williams, head of property at Resonance, a Manchester-based fund manager.