Similar to the focus of last year's conference, MIPIM UK 2016 had a strong regional focus in both the stands and seminars. However, this year it wasn’t just the Northern Powerhouse agenda that was the talking point but also the Midlands Engine and cities and counties within these areas vying for investment. This included the Northern Gateway authorities of Cheshire, Warrington, Stoke on Trent and Lancashire sitting under the Northern Powerhouse banner but separately to the city agendas of Manchester, Liverpool, Leeds and Sheffield.
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NJL Consulting is delighted to announce that Trafford Council’s Planning Committee has given the green light for the Trafford Waters development in Greater Manchester. Trafford Waters will be located adjacent to the intu Trafford Centre and will include 3,000 new homes, 80,000 sq.m of offices, a school, a carehome, hotels and supporting facilities. It will front the Manchester Ship Canal and include a ‘green’ bridge to the intu Trafford Centre. Trafford Waters represents a £1 billion investment by Peel Land and Property in Trafford and is expected to generate 5,000 jobs.
James Whittaker, Development Director for the Peel Group says “Peel Land and Property is delighted to secure approval for the Trafford Waters development which will bring a new and exciting sustainable neighbourhood to the borough of Trafford.
NJL Consulting is delighted to announce that it has helped to secure planning permission for Phase 2 of MediaCityUK on behalf of Peel Media Limited (a joint venture between Peel Land and Property Group and Legal and General Capital). Phase 2 represents a further £1 billion investment in this location, bringing forward up to 1,800 apartments and 50,000 sq.m of offices with supporting retail, leisure, car parking and public realm.
NJL Consulting is delighted to have worked on behalf of Peel Media Limited, a joint venture between Peel Land and Property Group and Legal and General Capital, to submit the applications for Phase 2 of MediaCityUK. Phase 2 will double the size of MediaCityUK and represents a £1 billion investment in this location. It will being forward c.1,800 apartments and 50,000 sq.m of offices with supporting retail, leisure, car parking and public realm.
MediaCityUK is a leading creative and digital hub that accommodates nationally significant institutions such as the BBC, ITV and Salford University along with 250 businesses, including many SMEs. It is a significant contributor to the Regional economy and a nationally leading exemplar of urban regeneration.
Rossendale Borough Council has granted planning permission for the regeneration of a dilapidated and neglected site within Rawtenstall town centre for the first phase of the Spinning Point development. It is a mixed use development comprising a new eight-bay bus station and retail/café units, with car parking and landscaping. It also includes the refurbishment of the former Town Hall for offices and the demolition of buildings within a conservation area.
NJL acted on behalf of the RTB Partnership as planning agent for the proposal, co-ordinating the preparation of technical documents to support the planning application and preparing a Planning and Regeneration Statement. NJL submitted the application and drove it through the planning application process. This included reviewing draft planning conditions prepared by the Council to ensure they minimised onus on the developer and to assist with quicker delivery of the development. The scheme will be delivered by Barnfield Construction.
As most people in the planning, property and associated industries will know, MIPIM UK is the UK’s largest exhibition and conference for property professionals and took place last week (21-23 October). This blog provides an insight into the event which had 4,500 participants, 600 investors present, representation from 35 cities, and 60+ conferences and networking events, all in a 2,000 sq.m exhibition area, Olympia in London.
The second year of MIPIM UK kicked off with a keynote speech by Lord Maude of Horsham, Minister of State for Trade and Investment. He set the scene for the conference stating the UK has the fastest growing economy in the west and more people working than ever before. With £1 trillion FDI last year and £100 billion of the economy from construction, it is the time for investment in the UK property industry.