Baron's Quay

Cheshire: Can Barons Quay retail and leisure scheme be rescued?

Since the retail and leisure scheme in Northwich town centre first opened in 2016, Barons Quay has struggled to attract tenants with only a cinema, a restaurant, and a supermarket taking space in the 225,000 sq ft development. Cheshire West & Chester is projected to spend at least £71m on the project and the council insists it will be a success. Place North West investigates. It’s a Monday afternoon in Northwich. The main high street, running from Witton Street through to Weaver Way, is surprisingly busy for early in the…

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Artists' impression of Teal Close community hub for the proposed site in Netherfield

Major step forward for £96m Nottingham ‘mini city’ as land is sold to developer

A major new housing scheme which will see hundreds of new homes built on land behind Victoria Retail Park looks set to get underway after the site was sold to developers. A total of 830 new homes will be built on the 135 acre site in Teal Close, which is around five miles east of Nottingham, between Netherfield and Stoke Bardolph. New leisure areas will also be built, including play pitches with changing facilities, allotments and children’s play areas. There will also be an ecology park, a new community building…

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Hotel Gotham made its disabled-access rooms as stylish as any other part of the property

MnM Studio and Italian architects win top Bespoke Access Award

MnM Studio and two freelance Italian architects were named joint winners of the top award at the Bespoke Access Awards last night. MnM Studio Architects and freelance architects Maria Brighenti and Marcello D’Orsi were jointly awarded the £20,000 Celia Thomas Prize, the overall prize of the design competition championing accessible hospitality solutions. The winners of the competition, run in association with the Royal Institute of British Architects, were announced at the Palace of Westminster last night. MnM Studio based in Dubai (pictured right, Maher Hadid from MnM) won for its…

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