How the new buildings could look from Bixteth Street (Image: Liverpool City Council) Commercial property Hotels & Casinos Investment Local Authority Mixed use Parks Regeneration 

Liverpool office and hotel development remains controversial

Plans have been submitted for a controversial new office development that looks set to transform a swathe of Liverpool’s commercial district. If approved, the Pall Mall proposals would see three new office blocks and a hotel built on open land behind the former Exchange Station – and new public open space created as well. But the city council-led plans have proved divisive , with green space campaigners and neighbours angry because the project requires Bixteth Gardens, a city centre public space, to be built over. And councillors were met with…

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Green light for next phase of Leeds city centre development

Updated outline proposals for the next phase of a major mixed-use development in Leeds has been agreed – giving the go ahead for 830,000 sq ft office space, 250,000 sq ft residential space, 50,000 sq ft retail, a 230-bed hotel and a multi-storey car park. The applicant behind Wellington Place, Developer and Asset Manager MEPC, has said the whole site will employ 16,000 people and represent a total investment of £600m in the city of Leeds once complete. The commercial development, which is now home to over 30 businesses, currently…

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London developers: “improve town planning” to treat Brexit pain

The London development industry is unconvinced that the latest Brexit extension will help solve the current impasse in the House of Commons. According to the spring 2019 edition of the bi-annual London Development Barometer (LDB) survey by M3 Consulting – taken in mid-April to provide a snapshot of market sentiment just after the announcement of the latest Brexit extension – 48% of respondents do not believe it will lead to a better deal while only 36% do. Meanwhile, 16% said they did not know what impact the latest Brexit delay…

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