In the North West, the green light has been given for 650 apartment scheme
in Liverpool. Also in Liverpool, one of the major gateways into the city, Lime Street, is to undergo a £47m radical revamp
, it will improve access for pedestrians, cyclists and bus passengers. In Salford a contractor has been named for a £70m residential scheme
, two blocks, one of 14 and one of 17 storeys, will provide 280 apartments. In Salford Quays a £75m 29 storey, tower
, Anchorage Quay, has been approved by planners. In Manchester, plans to add a seven-storey extension to the rear of the grade two-listed Old Bank Building
have been approved by the City Council. Co-op Live has also been given the green light by Manchester City Council, it will become the UK’s largest arena
. Plans have been submitted for for a four-storey building and car park
in Manchester city centre with two office towers linked by a glasshouse. In Rochdale an £8.3m grant has been given by the National Lottery to fund the restoration of the Town Hall
. In Bamber Bridge, land has been acquired for the expansion of the Wren Green development
On the South coast, a contract has been awarded for the preliminary works contract for the proposed £1.7bn upgrade of the A303
between Amesbury and Berwick Down including a tunnel under Stonehenge. A London-based developer has submitted plans for a hotel and residential scheme on Fisherman’s Dock
next to Poole’s marina in Dorset. The project will see the construction of 228 flats in three blocks next to a 118-bed boutique hotel with rooftop restaurant and bar.
Deals worth a combined £16.5m to build border control posts
at British ports as the UK gets ready for Brexit have been annouched. Three new border control posts will be built at ports in Plymouth, Hull and Immingham for Associated British Ports (ABP), which operates 21 ports around the UK and manages around a quarter of the country’s overseas trade.