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L-R: Andy Park (Apache), Matthew Clark - (Pfandbrief Bank), Mark Peck (Apache), Andrew Parker (Moda)
Work begins on £154m Manchester skyscraper

Richard Bell

Construction work is now underway on one of the biggest build-to-rent projects in the UK. Property business Moda Living and investment manager Apache Capital Partners have chosen building firm Carillion to…

How the RCP’s Liverpool HQ will look
Builders chosen for £1bn Liverpool Knowledge Quarter extension

Richard Bell

Construction firm Morgan Sindall has secured a £47m contract to deliver two projects as part of Liverpool City Council’s eight-figure Paddington Village scheme. The Paddington Village plan, a £1bn extension to…

Gatwick sunset
Gatwick pledges to become carbon neutral by the Spring

Billy Wood

Gatwick Airport has become the first UK airport to join the RE100 renewable electricity alliance and says it is on course to become carbon neutral by this Spring. The airport is…

U+I and Colony NorthStar are to invest around €300m in London, Manchester and Dublin’s office market
U+I and Colony NorthStar launch €300m scheme to spruce up the capital’s offices

Billy Wood

Property regeneration firm U and I Group has revealed it is to partner with a 'controlled affiliate' of Colony NorthStar to create a new platform aimed at investing in the…

 St Nicholas Building which is undergoing a £1m refurbishment by Naylors.
Naylors wins £1m St. Nicholas Building contract

Jamie Hardesty

Commercial property firm Naylors has been appointed to manage a £1m capital investment project at Newcastle’s St. Nicholas Building. The office building, which stands opposite St Nicholas Cathedral, is benefitting from…

Full Circle Funerals’ new electric hearse.
Guiseley’s Full Circle Funerals motors eco-hearse into Yorkshire

Nick Hill

Guiseley-based Full Circle Funerals has become only the second funeral service in the UK, and the first outside London, to acquire an electric hearse. The state-of-the-art hearse will join the range…

CGI images of Branston High School, which Seddon is currently delivering for Staffordshire County Co
Bolton constructor Seddon wins place on £390m Staffordshire Council framework

Jamie Hardesty

North West construction firm Seddon has won a place on Staffordshire County Council’s Construction Projects Framework, worth a combined total of £390m. The Bolton-headquartered builder Builder and developer Seddon has a…

HMS Astute, one of the Royal Navy’s nuclear-powered submarines.
Amec Foster Wheeler wins £35m nuclear research contract with MOD

Billy Wood

Engineering firm Amec Foster Wheeler has secured a £35m research and technology contract with the Ministry of Defence    which it said would sustain 70 jobs at two of its key…

Campus snaps, evening, 8 July 2013
Empiric acquires £23m student scheme in York

Billy Wood

Empiric Student Property, the London-based student accommodation operator, has acquired the freehold of a student scheme for £23.3m. In what represents the firm’s second investment in the city, Empric has snapped…

Stephen Beech
Manchester-based Beech Holdings prepares for ‘big year’ with recruitment drive

Richard Bell

Residential property developer Beech Holdings is giving its workforce a boost. The company plans to create 20 new jobs at its HQ in Manchester, following a £1m investment in the 9,000…

Artist’s impression of Verizon and Work.Life’s new co-working space in Clerkenwell.
Verizon to ‘bridge the gap’ between SMEs and big business with new Clerkenwell facility

Billy Wood

Global tech firm Verizon is to open a new co-working facility housed within its offices in Clerkenwell that will attempt to encourage more cross-pollination between the capital’s SMEs and big…

Adrian Williams (left) with Odyssey Systems’ Andrew Middlemiss (right) in the new Apto Design office
North East architects Apto takes up office space in Stockton

Jamie Hardesty

Adrian Williams, founder of architectural firm Apto design, has taken his first-ever office space, expanding his firm to taking up space at Odyssey Systems’ Preston Farm business centre in Stockton. Offering…