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Old Trafford cricket ground plans approved

New stand approved for Old Trafford cricket ground Councillors have approved plans for a new 5,000 seat capacity stand at Old Trafford cricket ground in Manchester. Trafford Council’s planning and development management committee granted consent for the BDP-designed grandstand on Brian Statham Way in Manchester. Old Trafford hosts England cricket internationals as well as Lancashire fixtures in the County Championship Division One and – from this summer – Hundred outfit Manchester Originals. The approved project will increase the permanent capacity of the historic venue by more than 3,000 seats to…

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Leisure-led Merseyside developments tipped for property investment

Many property pundits have been espousing the benefits of investing in the North West to take advantage of low buy-in costs and high yields. Manchester has taken many of the plaudits in past decades, but Merseyside is now coming to the fore with demand driven by the numerous large-scale infrastructure developments taking place here. Liverpool had a difficult post-war period, but has been on an upward trajectory since being selected as the European Capital of Culture in 2008. The city has caught the eye of many investors in recent years…

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Everton stadium designs soak up docklands setting

Everton Football Club has revealed the final Dan Meis designs for its planned new stadium on Liverpool’s Bramley-Moore Dock, which will be submitted to Liverpool City Council in a planning application today. Initial designs for the stadium were released earlier this year, after which a public consultation process was carried out. We have invested an enormous amount of resource and effort in creating a design that not only respects and looks at home in a dockland setting but will also restore and preserve the historic features of Bramley-Moore Dock. – Colin Chong The response…

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