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Manchester Great Northern Goods Warehouse – Deansgate.

The developers behind the £300m overhaul of Manchester’s Great Northern Warehouse have amended the scheme, replacing plans for 130 apartments within the main warehouse with 146,000 sq ft of offices. Developers Trilogy Real Estate and Peterson, alongside architect SimpsonHaugh and main contractor Laing O’Rourke, gained planning consent for the first phases of the comprehensive redevelopment […]

Liverpool Garden Festival site finally heading towards redevelopment

Ion Property Developments, in a joint venture with Midia Group, is set to partner with Liverpool City Council to deliver the residential-led regeneration of Festival Park. The council has been searching for a developer or investor for the 90-acre site for a number of years, and exploring different procurement routes. The latest launched in March; […]

The Manchester Engineering Campus Development (MECD)

The Manchester Engineering Campus Development, a £400m project led by the University of Manchester and currently being built by Balfour Beatty, has reached its highest point of construction. MECD is one of the largest capital projects ever undertaken by a UK higher education institution, and is part of the university’s 10-year, £1bn campus masterplan. The […]

Manchester Town Hall Refurbishment

Construction information specialist Glenigan has Laing O’Rourke and Lendlease listed as the two bidders on the shortlist to become management contractor. The council was originally hoping to shortlist up to five firms when the tender race started in February. The winning firm will be responsible for managing the project and procuring around 80 subcontracts ranging from  £10,000 […]

How to handle a counter-offer

You may think that accepting a new job offer and resigning from your current role is straightforward enough, but if your current employer then makes a counter offer – perhaps a pay rise, a bonus, or a new job title – it can throw a spanner in the works. Here are some points to consider […]

Great Western Hall

Developer: Marcus Worthington Group Project value: £30m Architect: Leach Rhodes Walker Hotel rooms: 202 The developer outlined its plans the Sir Alfred Waterhouse-designed building earlier this year, and is aiming to fully refurbish the building to house a 202-bed hotel with a bar, restaurant, gym, and meetings rooms. An international hotel operator has been lined […]

How to resign

Whether you’re dissatisfied with your current position, have found something better or are simply ready for a change, resigning can be stressful. First you need to think about whether you’re actually ready to resign. Consider the following questions: Are you happy with your level of pay? Do you like and get on well with your […]

How to write a CV

A well-written, concise and visually appealing CV is essential to help you to stand out from the crowd. Prospective employers often receive hundreds of applications, so submitting a CV which is hard to read, which doesn’t sell your skills or experience, or which contains easily avoided errors, may well mean that you end up in […]