In the North West, a public consultation has opened to help shape future design proposals for the much-criticised Picadilly Gardens public square
. Salford Royal NHS Foundation Trust has given the green light to start building a new £68m hospital
. In Morecambe, Eden Project North, a new tourist hotspot set to launch in 2024 ,has released some new images - see them here
. Blackpool council has made a move to progress the £300m Blackpool Central leisure scheme
, featuring the UK’s first “flying theatre”.
In the Midlands, Birmingham city planners have floated ideas of a masterplan to transform the city centre over the next two decades, their 2040 vision
includes groups of high rise schemes surrounded with more green spaces within the city. Also in Birmingham, a preferred contractor has been named to deliver a £260m skyscraper
. Bringing further investment and jobs for the city, the construction on a ‘Centre of engineering excellence’
for a manufacturer of critical flow control products has started. In Walsall, a planning application for Phoenix 10, a major employment regeneration project has been submitted, the £100m project
will deliver up to 620,000 sq. ft. of employment space, attracting new jobs and investment and supporting the creation of a strong regional economy.
In the South West, plans have been drawn up for a £400m scheme
in Cheltenham to deliver 3,000 new homes and a mixed-use Cyber Central Cluster bringing together leading cyber businesses and innovators alongside academic facilities dedicated to cyber and technologies. In South Wales, Cardiff Council has agreed a £64m deal with Kier to construct Fitzalan High School
in the south west of the city.