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Crane Survey: Manchester- one of Europe's fastest growing cities

 Cranes continue to dominate the Manchester skyline as residential development maintains its upward trajectory, exceeding 2008 levels for the second year running, according to Deloitte Real Estate’s Manchester Crane Survey.

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Posted on 30/01/2018 | 0 Comments

Manchester named global city of the future

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Manchester has secured its position amongst the globe’s top smart city destinations of the future, according to a major new study analysing urban mobility by Deloitte.

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Posted on 18/01/2018 | 0 Comments

New Honorary Consul of Japan appointed in Manchester


 Deloitte partner Jo Ahmed has been appointed by the Japanese Minister for Foreign Affairs of Japan as Honorary Consul of Japan in Manchester to further boost the relationship between Manchester and Japan.

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Posted on 04/01/2018 | 0 Comments

Brexit and Financial Services- beyond the M25

There is much debate around what impact Brexit will have on London as the leading international financial centre, but about half of the industry’s gross value is actually generated outside the M25. As Deloitte’s managing partner for regional markets and the newly appointed TheCityUK Chair for Greater Manchester, I am delighted to have a role in championing the in the North West and contributing to its long-term success.

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Posted on 06/12/2017 | 0 Comments

MIPIM 2017: Liverpool's Renaissance

It is this continued renaissance that fills the Liverpool delegation with confidence as we return to MIPIM, the international property festival in Cannes, with our largest delegation, a real energy in the public-private sector collaboration, and involvement from the wider City Region in the form of Wirral MBC and the Liverpool LEP. Collaboration and confidence, a great partnership. 

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Posted on 16/03/2017 | 0 Comments

MIPIM 2017: Manchester- regeneration and Sir Howard Bernstein's legacy

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Undoubtedly, Manchester is seen by many as the leading contender for UK’s second city, something that can be attributed to the strong leadership that has continued to drive forward regeneration relentlessly over a distinctive 20+ year period.

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Posted on 15/03/2017 | 0 Comments

Deloitte Regional Crane Surveys 2017- a Northern resurgence?

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Construction is a high cost, high risk, long-term activity and is routinely looked to as a marker for the economic health of a city or region. Our Real Estate Regional Crane Surveys highlight this link between development and prosperity, examining the external influences and key market drivers of city centre construction.

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Posted on 01/02/2017 | 0 Comments

Northern firms ripe for private equity investment

Over 1,000 companies in the north of England are ripe for private equity investment, according to a new study.

Commissioned by the British Private Equity & Venture Capital Association (BVCA), Deloitte and NorthEdge Capital, the study examines the role private equity can play in unlocking the potential of the north, which lags behind London and the South East in economic growth and productivity.

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Posted on 30/11/2016 | 0 Comments

Will vulnerable town centres survive as the larger stores decide to call it a day?

The news that the staple of the High Street, Marks & Spencer are potentially going to close some of their worst performing high street stores may have sent a shiver through the market on Friday – but is it as bad as we might think? Possibly not. Whilst no one would doubt the importance to the health and vitality of a town centre than someone like M&S or indeed BHS, perhaps it is time to recognise that there is life after a shop closure.

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Posted on 07/11/2016 | 0 Comments

Greater Manchester Spatial Framework- it took a while - but we think it was worth the wait


The newly published Greater Manchester Spatial Framework is already making headlines, principally because it suggests making the first substantial changes to the green belt that we have seen in a generation.

However whilst we are sure there will be a lively debate about green belts and new housing allocations, from our perspective there are other matters bound within the plan that are perhaps even more worthy of note.

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Posted on 24/10/2016 | 0 Comments