Stephenson Studio Proposed Hotel

Manchester launches Portland Street SRF

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Manchester City Council’s executive will next week be asked to endorse a draft strategic regeneration framework for the Portland Street area, which would trigger public consultation into its indicative plans.

Lime Street Wall Collapse 6 March

No detailed examination of Lime Street collapsed wall since 2014

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Charlie Schouten

Network Rail had not carried out an on-site inspection of land above tracks leading into Liverpool Lime Street station since December 2014, according to a report by the Rail Accident Investigation Branch, meaning that excess pressure on the supporting wall which led to its collapse earlier this year was not identified.

North West Crewe Package

Crewe roads project goes before CE cabinet

Cheshire East Council’s cabinet will next week be asked to approve spending to take the £41.6m North West Crewe Package towards a planning application in spring 2018.

No electric trains on Bolton line until May 2018

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Electric trains will not run between Manchester and Bolton until May 2018 at the earliest, according to the Greater Manchester Combined Authority, while Greater Manchester Mayor Andy Burnham has slammed services on the line as “completely unacceptable”.