Ben Fearns

Novo: Plenty still to be done in Altrincham

Charlie Schouten

Novo Property Group managing director Ben Fearns has told Place North West his company is planning further investment in projects across Altrincham town centre, but has warned that housing needs to stay affordable to keep the town’s growth sustainable.

Tesco Oldham

Oldham Tesco sold for £50m

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Rosette Merchant Bank has acquired the 149,000 sq ft Tesco Extra supermarket and an accompanying retail parade in Oldham from Bowmer & Kirkland for a price in excess of £50m.


Bam hands over Spinningfields Pavilion to The Ivy

Allied London’s The Pavilion, central Manchester’s largest timber-framed building, has reached practical completion, allowing a team from The Ivy to start fit-out on the restaurant and bar ahead of its occupation.

Marina Quay

Range reveals opening date as Rhyl retail takes shape

Discount superstore The Range is to open on Good Friday at Scarborough International Properties’ Marina Quay in Rhyl, the news coming as plans were revealed for an 18,600 sq ft Aldi at the £25m seafront scheme.

Hotspur Press

Hotspur Press could be ‘extension of First Street’

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Charlie Schouten

The Hotspur Press building on Manchester’s Gloucester Street could be brought back into use as a mixed-use development, including new public realm unlocking railway arches and linking to First Street, as potential proposals for the site were outlined at a public consultation.

Handforth Dean Shopping Park CPG

CPG faces long wait as retail inquiry continues

Neil Tague

Consolidated Property Group’s hopes of delivering close to 250,000 sq ft of retail and restaurants at Handforth Dean Shopping Park face a major delay, as the public inquiry into the project and a further scheme by Orbit nears the end of its allotted time with a welter of evidence still to be heard.

Crewe Retail Park

Cheshire East rejects Crewe retail park

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Charlie Schouten

Cheshire East’s planning committee has voted 10 to one to refuse consent for a 50,000 sq ft retail park off Mill Street, despite the project's developer and contractor both arguing it could "rejuvenate a derelict site".