CGI of planned Old Trafford cricket ground

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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Baltic Triangle street art

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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Former BHS store, Torquay (photo by Andy Styles)

Work begins to replace Torquay department store with new cinema

The boss of Merlin Cinemas has today revealed that work has started on the creation of one of Devon’s biggest multiplex in the former BHS store in Torquay. Merlin Cinemas founder Geoff Greaves has confirmed that he hopes some screens will be open ‘before the summer’. Planning permission for the new 13-screen cinema was approved last August – making it the biggest multiplex in Devon. It will mean the closure of Torquay’s only cinema, the old and dilapidated four-screen Central Cinema in Abbey Road, which is expected to be redeveloped. Last year the…

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