MMU Birchall Way

MMU eyes ‘meanwhile’ use for Land Rover showroom

Dan Whelan

Manchester Metropolitan University has received consent to convert the vacant 16,400 sq ft former showroom in Hulme into “short-to-medium term” office space for its estates team, as the institution redevelops its property portfolio. 

St John's Centre HBD

HBD buys Spinningfields’ St John’s Centre

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Dan Whelan

The developer, formerly Henry Boot Developments, has acquired the 39,000 sq ft building, built in 2001, from education provider LTE Group for an undisclosed sum and plans to demolish it and deliver an office scheme that would “rip up the rulebook”. 

Manchester Arena Redevelopment Bird's Eye View

Manchester Arena pushes ahead with revamp

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Dan Whelan

Operator ASM Global has launched a consultation for the first of a two-phase redevelopment of the venue - which celebrates its 25th anniversary this year - and intends to submit a planning application at the end of this month

Circle Square No.1

No 1 Circle Square tipped to house lifestyle venue

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Sarah Townsend

Canvas Manchester, a concept from the operators of London’s Pickle Factory and Oval Space, would feature a 100-seat restaurant, 400-capacity music and events space, and a private members club at the mixed-use scheme on Oxford Road.

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Green light for Arkwright House refurb

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Dan Whelan

The 95,000 sq ft office building in Manchester’s Parsonage Gardens will undergo its second refurbishment in three years after the city council approved a £1m plan to reconfigure the reception area to attract more tenants. 

Blade And Cylinder 2

Renaker wins on mixed day for Manchester developers  

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Dan Whelan

After months without a full planning committee, the city council made up for lost time with a four-hour meeting on Thursday in which it granted consent for a pair of Renaker skyscrapers, approved one of Vita’s co-living towers on Water Street but not the other, and deferred Downing’s plans for a 45-storey block on First Street. 

New Bailey Public Realm

New Bailey public realm sketched

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Dan Whelan

English Cities Fund, a joint venture between Salford City Council, Muse Developments and Homes England, has selected landscape architect Re-Form to create an area of public realm next to the 293,000 sq ft Four New Bailey, for which plans were submitted last week.