As the city expands outwards with no apparent slowdown in the number of bars and restaurant openings, it is natural for ambitious leisure companies to look outside central Manchester for new venues, writes Tomas Maunier, director at Fazenda Group. But can the suburbs sustain a mid-market brand?
Eight years after Intu acquired the Trafford Centre from Peel in a £1.65bn deal which saw Peel chairman John Whittaker take a 20% stake in the company, Whittaker is now leading an attempt to buy the rest of Intu's shares.
A £60m first phase of Chester's Northgate development is set to complete in spring 2021 under a new timeline published by Cheshire West & Chester, which council leaders have said will be the start of "one of the largest regeneration projects in the UK".
Proposals for a diagnostics centre and a multi-storey car park at Paddington Village in the Knowledge Quarter will go in front of Livepool’s committee next week, while Copperas Hill's redevelopment is also recommended for approval.
Advised by Cheetham & Mortimer, footwear boutique Art & Sole has taken a five-year lease on a 2,500 sq ft unit at 5 St Mary’s Gate, opposite Paperchase and next to Zara between Market Street and Deansgate.
Liverpool’s landmark North Western Hall is to house a Radisson Red hotel, the Scandinavian hospitality group having agreed terms with the building's owner and developer Marcus Worthington Properties, which secured consent for a £30m refurbishment in August.