Crompton Place

Bolton marches on with Crompton Place approval

Dan Whelan

The £250m mixed-use scheme on the site of the former Crompton Place Shopping Centre has won planning consent and will form part of the £1.5bn transformation of the town centre.

X1 Media City

Salford signs off towers, industrial units, homes

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Dan Whelan

A four-tower cluster comprising 1,300 homes, including what would be MediaCityUK’s tallest building, as well as the final phase of Harworth’s Logistics North industrial complex and an affordable scheme in Seedley, were approved. 

Chris Findley 1

PROFILE | Findley looks back on 26 years at Salford

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Dan Whelan

When Chris Findley, who retired this week after almost three decades as council head of planning, arrived in post, Salford was “still recovering from the huge economic shocks of the '70s and '80s”. But developments such as Salford Quays and MediaCityUK ensure he leaves the city in a better state than he found it. 

IQ Manchester Vision

IQ sets out Manchester vision

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Dan Whelan

The student accommodation provider has earmarked three of its sites for potential redevelopment as part of a 15-year estate strategy, including potentially building a 55-storey tower near Piccadilly station.