Mayfield Park c. Studio Egret West & Factory Fifteen

U+I’s hunt for Mayfield funding goes on

The developer is still looking for lenders to back the first phase offices and car park at the large Manchester project. The developer ……. [has] updated the stock market on the “root and branch review” of the business. Shares in U+I fell 5% on Wednesday morning as it reported a pre-tax loss of £86.7m in the year to April compared to a £58.6m loss the year before. The net asset value of its portfolio fell 30% to £202m. A series of disposals reduced debt to £72.1m, a gearing level of…

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Green calendar aims to boost Dubai’s status as sustainable tourism destination

Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing targets residents and visitors with new ‘Get into the Green Scene’ initiative. Dubai tourism bosses have launched a new initiative to further position the emirate as one of the world’s leading sustainable destinations. Dubai Sustainable Tourism (DST), part of Dubai’s Department of Tourism and Commerce Marketing (Dubai Tourism), has launched ‘Get into the Green Scene’. The initiative is aimed at Dubai residents and visitors to raise awareness of the city’s sustainable attractions and highlight the ease of incorporating sustainable practices into everyday life. The launch includes…

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Melanie Lewis

Shakespeare North names chief executive

Melanie Lewis has been appointed as the first permanent boss of the £27m Prescot theatre ahead of its opening in 2022. Lewis, who will start in the role in August, is currently an executive director with National Museums Liverpool, where she leads on commercial enterprises, visitor experience, strategy and planning. She has been with NML since 2012, joining the leadership team two years later. Max Steinberg, chair of operating body The Shakespeare North Trust, said: “The Shakespeare North Playhouse is a truly remarkable and special project and, as such, requires…

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