Canary Wharf . Photo: Wikimedia Commons

London: permission granted to redevelop landmark Canary Wharf tower

Rockwell and FirethornTrust have today announced that planning permission has been granted permission by the London Borough of Tower Hamlets for the landmark redevelopment of Quay House, Canary Wharf. The iconic 40-storey development will deliver a 400-bedroom hotel and 279 serviced apartments alongside impressive dockside leisure facilities. Redevelopment of the existing three-storey Quay House will substantially enhance South Quay, activating currently underused public spaces beneath the Docklands Light Railway (DLR) and along Admirals Way with public realm improvements which include Parkour facilities for the local community. Once open the development…

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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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planned hotel for Sovereign Square, Leeds

Leeds: 331-bed hotel development contractor appointed

A contractor has been appointed to build a new 14-storey hotel in Leeds city centre. GMI Construction Group has been named by property management business Marrico as the contractor for the construction for the 331-bedroom hotel at the Sovereign Square scheme in Leeds. Marrico has submitted a planning application for the new hotel, which was revealed in June 2019 and sits on the last remaining plot at Sovereign Square. Once completed, the development will feature prominent frontage onto the square and offer short and long stay accommodation catering for both…

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