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Devolution to further benefit the West Midlands and Greater Manchester

Greater Manchester and the west midlands are the only two city-regions which are likely to receive more devolved powers, the chief executive of Coventry council has revealed at a Built Environment Networking Conference. Responding to questions at BEN’s Coventry Development Plans event, Martin Reeves said there would be announcements on further devolution ‘over the next […]

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Liverpool Council seeks partner for Garden Festival revamp

Liverpool council will be going out to the market later this year for a development partner to regenerate the derelict Garden Festival site, a senior official has told a recent Built Environment Networking event. Mark Kitts, the local authority’s assistant director for development housing and planning, said at BEN’s Liverpool Development Plans event, held in […]

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Opportunities for the North as ‘Northshoring’ trend continues

Leeds is not doing enough to attract professional services firms seeking to relocate operations from London, the chairman of one of the world’s leading law firms has told Built Environment Networking’s West Yorkshire Economic Growth conference. Global chairman of Eversheds, Paul Smith, told the keynote session at the event that legal companies were seeking to […]

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Central Square sets new bar for Cardiff

Cardiff’s speculatively built Central Square has set a new standard for development in the Welsh capital, the city council’s head of economic development has told a Built Environment Networking event.   Ken Pool highlighted the scheme, which is located between the Principality rugby stadium and the city’s mainline railway station, at BEN’s Cardiff Development Plans event […]

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‘Heart of Slough’ regeneration set to take big step forward

A council backed joint venture is due to unveil proposals for one of the south east of England’s biggest regeneration projects, a Built Environment Networking event has heard. Andy Howell. general manager of the JV, told BEN’s Thames Valley Major Development Plans event earlier this month, that the 10-acre site for the ‘Heart of Slough’ […]

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Sheffield Council big to restore Meadowhall as number one

Sheffield council has approved detailed plans for a £300m extension to Meadowhall in a bid to restore the mall’s position as the north of England’s top shopping destination.  The local authority’s s chief executive John Mothersole told Built Environment Networking’s Sheffield Development Plans event, which took place in the city last month, that the council […]

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