Archive for October, 2013

CWaC To Award New Contract

CWaC To Award New Contract

Cheshire West & Chester Council is next week expected to endorse an officer recommendation to appoint FCC Environment (UK) as preferred bidder for the contract to manage non-recyclable waste for the next eight years. The new contract would see waste…

    Pangborn Buys in North Wales

    Pangborn Buys in North Wales

    Pangborn has acquired the business and assets of Shotblast Engineering Services in Flintshire. The deal, for an undisclosed sum, secures a strong manufacturing presence in the UK for Chester-based Pangborn which is part of US-headquartered Pangborn Group. Pangborn designs, manufactures,…

      New Housing Approved for Tarporley

      New Housing Approved for Tarporley

      Taylor Wimpey has been granted consent to build housing and sports facilities in Tarporley, Cheshire. The 13 acre site in Brook Road, to the south of the village centre and part of which previously housed a school building, has already…

        Sanguine Expands Hilton Chester

        Sanguine Expands Hilton Chester

        HOW Planning has successfully secured full planning permission on behalf of Sanguine Hospitality for the expansion of the Doubletree by Hilton Hotel, formerly known as Hoole Hall, in Chester. The four-star hotel complex in the Green Belt contains 140 bedrooms,…

          Alderley Park Bidders Through to Final Round

          Alderley Park Bidders Through to Final Round

          An undisclosed shortlist of developers competing to buy the 400-acre commercial science campus in Cheshire has entered a due diligence period with vendor AstraZeneca. Around half-a-dozen firms are understood to have started a data room exercise to closely examine the…

            Lawray Hires From Capita

            Lawray Hires From Capita

            Lawray Architects have appointed BIM manager John Evans in the practice’s Wrexham office to develop the firm’s evolving software strategy. Evans will join Lawray’s senior management team in the region, alongside director Keith O’Hanlon and David Hughes. Lawray plans to…

              Residents Vote in Favour of Tattenhall Plan

              Residents Vote in Favour of Tattenhall Plan

              Residents have voted overwhelmingly in favour of the adoption of a neighbourhood plan which would limit housing developments to smaller schemes of no more than 30 homes in Tattenhall, Cheshire. However, the proposed Tattenhall Neighourhood Plan remains the subject of…

                Consultation over 180,000 Solar Panel Park for Deeside

                Consultation over 180,000 Solar Panel Park for Deeside

                Plans for a giant solar park with 180,000 electricity-generating panels are being drawn up for a site in Flintshire. Swansea-based Compton Group has earmarked 90 hectares (222 acres) next to Deeside Industrial Estate for the panels. The company says it…

                  ‘Love Wirral’ Grants on Offer to Spruce up Neighbourhoods

                  ‘Love Wirral’ Grants on Offer to Spruce up Neighbourhoods

                  Ideas to improve the environment and attractiveness of parts of the borough could come to fruition through a new “Love Wirral” grant. Each of the borough’s four constituency areas have been allocated a small amount of funding that local groups…

                    Boler Appointed Cheshire Ambassador

                    Boler Appointed Cheshire Ambassador

                    Mark Boler, the owner and chief executive of The Mere Golf Resort & Spa in Knutsford, has been appointed as an ambassador of Cheshire. Marketing Cheshire ambassador programme acts as a promotional platform to sell the county to new audiences….

                      Creditors Await Montgomery Tomlinson Outcome

                      Creditors Await Montgomery Tomlinson Outcome

                      Creditors of soft furnishings manufacturer Montgomery Tomlinson are facing an anxious wait to discover how much cash they are likely to recoup following the Flintshire company’s insolvency. The business was rescued a2e Venture Catalysts in a move that saved about…

                        Study says Cheshire tourism worth £1.45bn

                        Study says Cheshire tourism worth £1.45bn

                        Cheshire and Warrington’s visitor economy has grown by 6 per cent and is now worth £1.45bn, according to a new study. The annual STEAM analysis of the value and volume of tourism in the area has found visitors spent £84.1m…

                          GDF Suez Buys £24m Stake in UK Shale Gas Projects

                          GDF Suez Buys £24m Stake in UK Shale Gas Projects

                          French utility firm GDF Suez has signed a deal with UK-based Dart Energy to explore Cheshire and the East Midlands for shale gas. GDF Suez will buy a 25% share in Dart’s 13 onshore licences for £7.4m ($12m), followed by…

                            £17m Set Aside for A55 Improvements in North Wales

                            £17m Set Aside for A55 Improvements in North Wales

                            The A55 is to undergo £17 million worth of improvements. The work will be funded from  £617m set aside by the Welsh Government to boost the economy and create 11,000 jobs. In the 2013-14 budget, £25m was allocated for essential…

                              Wirral Trade Centre Plans To Go In

                              Wirral Trade Centre Plans To Go In

                              Peel said it will submit a detailed planning application in the coming weeks for the first phase of the £200m Wirral International Trade Centre. Development director Lindsey Ashworth, addressing guests at the launch of The Quay, a suite of serviced…

                                Kier Wins £37.5m Chester Theatre Job

                                Kier Wins £37.5m Chester Theatre Job

                                Kier Construction and architects Bennetts Associates have been selected to convert the former Odeon cinema in Northgate Street into a new library, theatre and cinema. Kier delivered the Llandudno Theatre, Floral Pavilion in New Brighton and the restoration and extension…

                                  £6m up for Grabs for Innovative North West Companies

                                  £6m up for Grabs for Innovative North West Companies

                                  A competition to find the UK’s top innovative and international-thinking businesses is open with £6m lending facilities up for grabs in the North West. HSBC’s Global Connections competition, now in its fourth year, recognises companies which are achieving excellence in…

                                    Bunbury Sells North Wales Retail Park

                                    Bunbury Sells North Wales Retail Park

                                    Deeside Retail Park has been sold by Bunbury Properties. The site, close to Queensferry and seven miles from Chester, has been acquired by a private property company. Constructed in 2005, the retail park comprises a B&Q Warehouse with outside builders’…

                                      Major Plans as Gap Personnel Eyes £90m Turnover Mark

                                      Major Plans as Gap Personnel Eyes £90m Turnover Mark

                                      North Wales recruitment group Gap Personnel is on track to add a further £18m to its turnover in 2013 as the company continues its geographical growth. Finance director Andy Gunson told Insider the Wrexham-headquartered company was also poised to make…

                                        Dee Clean Up Attracts Scores of Volunteers

                                        Dee Clean Up Attracts Scores of Volunteers

                                        The annual Big Dee Day event to help clean up the River Dee, surrounding areas and waterways has been a big success, with hundreds of volunteers coming along to help. The annual clean-up is co-ordinated by Cheshire West and Chester…