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UK construction sites begin to close amid confusion

A number of housebuilders including Taylor Wimpey, Barratt and Galliard Homes are closing sites despite Government guidance which stated they could remain operational. A statement from Taylor Wimpey said that it was closing all of its construction sites, showrooms and sales centres “in the interests of customer and employee safety.” While some firms begin to close sites others are doing what they can to keep them open with the dilemma causing debate within the industry as workers and firms seek clarity over the issue. Last night Prime Minister Boris Johnson addressed…

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Indicative drawing shows proposed hotel and public realm

Cinemas to replace retail in Manchester Fort redevelopment

The owner of the 325,000 sq ft retail park on Manchester’s Cheetham Hill Road is looking to redevelop parts of the site, removing the existing B&Q and Halfords units to bring forward a cinema and leisure uses. Manchester Fort opened in 2004 and is made up of 36 units. The park initially focused on bulky goods, however over the years occupiers have shifted to include retailers such as Next, H&M, Boots, M&S Food, and TK Maxx. Investment manager Nuveen has submitted a strategic regeneration framework to Manchester City Council, outlining…

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Therme Group’s 700,000 sq ft wellbeing resort at Trafford Park

Manchester: ‘transformative’ wellbeing resort approved

Therme Group’s plans for a 700,000 sq ft wellbeing resort at Trafford Park have been unanimously approved by councillors, with work expected to start on site in 2021. The project, which is targeted to open to the public in 2023, is being brought forward after the local council approved a string of relocations of other properties in Trafford Park last month to make way for the resort. Under the plans, Therme Manchester is to occupy the 28-acre site currently occupied by EventCity, which will relocate to the nearby Soccer Dome, while Soccer…

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