Recent years have witnessed changing demands on suppliers of office space in UK cities, with occupiers increasingly seeking shared working environments and improved social amenities for the workplace. As a number of larger companies look to relocate operations to regional hubs, cities such as Manchester, with its base of young professionals and sought-after culture, are set to benefit from what some have dubbed a co-working revolution.
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Manchester practice Jeffrey Bell Architects has submitted plans for a 23-storey residential tower on the outskirts of the city.
Backed by Silverlane Developments, the £50 million Church Street scheme near Eccles railway station features 272 apartments as well as commerical and retail space on the ground floor.
As we covered in our start of year blog, consultation on the new draft of the GMSF has begun and will run for a period of 8-weeks until 18th March 2019.
One of the key questions for this round of public consultation will be whether the Mayor’s re-written plan addresses concerns over loss of Green Belt land, and ultimately whether it strikes the right balance between development locations.
So how does the consultation draft stack up?
Published alongside the Autumn Budget late last month, the findings of Sir Oliver Letwin’s review into the root causes of England’s low ‘build out’ rates have been eagerly awaited by the planning and development industry.
The review, announced by last year’s autumn budget, has identified what Sir Oliver considers to be the main roadblocks to faster housing delivery, and suggests a number of changes should be made to the way in which the large house builders, planning profession and wider process of land valuation operate.
Good things come to those who wait, and, as many have already pointed out, this year’s Autumn budget arrived early in the week…
We have listed some of the announcements we think will be crucial to the planning and development industry in the coming months.
It will have been hard to miss the sheer volatility of 2018 on the retail industry, whether it be misery for stores reminiscent of our high streets, at out of centre retail parks, or somewhere in the middle.