Howell's department store, Cardiff (Wikimedia) Commercial property Editor's Choice Mixed use Regeneration Retail Trends 

Historic Cardiff department store to become leisure-led ‘hub’

The historic Howells building on St Mary Street is set to become a state-of-the-art leisure and entertainment destination and commercial hub for the benefit of residents and visitors in Cardiff. The 1.7-acre commercial hub in the centre of Cardiff is to be transformed into a new mixed-use development, plans have revealed. Project managing the programme from inception through to final delivery is international construction and property consultancy, Gleeds who will also cost manage the scheme. The prominent site is being developed by Naissance Capital Real Estate, who acquired it in…

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CGI of proposed development — Ravenscriag Ltd Local Authority Mixed use Parks Regeneration Residential Retail 

Cinemas could finally be coming to Ravenscraig in Scotland

North Lanarkshire Council has given planning permission to a multi-million pound development encompassing 376 hectares of derelict land at Ravenscraig. It was once the site of the largest hot strip steel mill in Western Europe. Councillors say the site will be opened up to 12,000 people with the development of housing, schools, retail and business opportunities. Plans for the regeneration also include transport links and a new town centre. ‘Completely transform the area’ Since 2006, hundreds of homes have already been built in the area as well as a campus…

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Pall Mall, Liverpool, consultation image Commercial property Investment Mixed use Restaurants & food Retail 

Speculative development at Liverpool’s Pall Mall ‘unlikely’ without tenant

Kier Property and CTP are on course to submit a planning application for the £200m commercial development in Liverpool in the coming weeks but have warned the opening phase will likely need a tenant on board before construction can begin. The project will see a large swathe of the city around Bixteth Gardens and Exchange Station redeveloped to bring forward 400,000 sq ft of offices, a hotel, leisure and retail space, and a public square. A planning application will be submitted within the next few weeks; this will be a…

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