Everton secures £45m from Liverpool City Region

Divvied up between a £15m grant and £30m loan, the funds will support the creation of the new stadium at Bramley-Moore Dock and improvements to the surrounding area. At a meeting on Friday, Liverpool City Region Combined Authority voted to approve the funding proposal. The authority said the stadium project would act as a catalyst for “transformational regeneration” of north docks and the area around Goodison Park, where the team’s current stadium sits. According to Everton FC, the £500m project will boost the city region’s economy by more than £1bn and…

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New life as artistic hub for Birmingham’s Junction Works building

Work has begun to transform a run-down listed building in Birmingham into a new home for artists. Charity Grand Union, which runs a gallery and artist studios in the city, is working with landlord Homes England on the scheme to bring new life back to the grade II Junction Works complex in Digbeth. It has secured £500,000 from Greater Birmingham and Solihull Local Enterprise Partnership (GBSLEP), a further £25,000 from developer Stoford and £150,000 of private funding for phase one of the works. This will see the front part of the building renovated to…

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Droves of workers return to London offices

The capital’s real estate market breathed a sigh of relief last week Thousands of workers returned to their offices after the summer break, fueling hopes of a swift recovery for London’s commercial property market. Over in the Square Mile, James Strevens, head of City leasing at BNP Paribas Real Estate, said: “There was a slow start on Monday, which surprised me a bit, but by Wednesday it was noticeably bigger. The trains are super busy, all the retail is busier and our office is as well. We’re definitely moving in…

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