CGI of planned Old Trafford cricket ground Architecture Construction Headlines Local Authority Sport & Activities Stadia & Arenas 

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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Former BHS store, Torquay (photo by Andy Styles) Cinema & theatre Construction Headlines Regeneration 

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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planned hotel for Sovereign Square, Leeds Architecture Construction Hotels & Casinos 

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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