Department store group House of Fraser has appointed KPMG to advise on a restructuring strategy, with potential implications for Chester’s long-awaited Northgate scheme, which the retailer is due to anchor.
Connell Bros will start a full demolition programme on Stretford Mall in the coming weeks, with works including improved access, a new entrance, brick-and-metal facades, and two green spaces fronting Chester Road.
Marks & Spencer is to close its Hardwick distribution centre near Warrington, the latest development in a five-year transformation programme that has already led to bad news for several North West locations.
One of the largest shareholders in Hammerson has said it will vote against the proposed £3.4bn takeover of Trafford Centre owner Intu, which Hammerson is now free to progress with after it rejected an acquisition bid of its own last week.
Liverpool City Council’s next Strategic Regeneration Framework is to focus on the Cavern Quarter, with the council’s next cabinet meeting asked to approve the development of a masterplan around Mathew Street.