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£57m plan to widen A500 between Crewe and M6 Junction 16

A £57m scheme to turn the A500 between Crewe and Junction 16 of the M6 into a dual carriageway is out for pre-planning consultation. It is proposed to convert a 3.3km length of the A500 between the M6 and the Meremoor Moss roundabout. The stretch of road is notorious for rush-hour gridlocks and Cheshire East are spearheading plans to widen it in anticipation of increased congestion and...
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Cheshire’s prospects to be examined at upcoming event

Cheshire's science, transport and fintech sectors will lead the agenda as Insider hosts a raft of high-profile business speakers for an upcoming event at Alderley Park. Insider's breakfast Cheshire - The Ripple Effect 2017 will be held on Tuesday, 19 September 2017. Key figures in the Cheshire business community will discuss the area's key economic sectors and how these can drive wider long-term growth across the...
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Council seeks new ideas for Macc town centre

Cheshire East Council’s cabinet will next week be presented with a report recommending a fresh five-year strategy to revitalise Macclesfield town centre be developed. The report is authored by the local authority’s executive director of place Frank Jordan and seeks the revocation and replacement of the existing Town Centre Vision document from 2014. Jordan is of the view that the council needs to flag up to developers...
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MKM to create jobs with Warrington site

Private equity-backed MKM Building Supplies has created 16 jobs with a new branch in Warrington. Having opened a branch in the Gloucestershire market town of Newent last month (August), MKM Warrington, which will be home to MKM’s full product portfolio, becomes the builders’ merchant's 49th branch nationally. Hull-based MKM has been embarking on a strategic growth initiative, selecting locations throughout the country to launch new branches. Read more

Specialist property investor confirms flotation plan

A Chester-based specialist property investment company which works with some of the UK's best-known retailers has confirmed plans to float on the London Stock Exchange later this month (September), raising about £150m. Warehouse REIT will invest in a diversified portfolio of UK warehouse assets located in urban areas. The company which also has a base in London, has already entered into arrangements to acquire, conditional upon admission,...
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Green light for huge manufacturing facility

Plans to build a cardboard box manufacturing facility spanning almost 800,000 sq ft next to the M53 in Ellesmere Port have secured the green light. A hybrid planning application by Peel Investments (North) to transform the 45.5-acre site of the former Cabot Carbon plant, which closed in 2009, has been approved by Cheshire West & Chester Council's planning committee. Full planning permission was sought for phase one...
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M6 in Cheshire sees new £274m smart motorway safety barrier near completion

A new 20-mile-long concrete safety barrier on the M6 in Cheshire is nearing completion as part of a £274 million project to upgrade the route to a smart motorway. The Highways England scheme between junction 16 at Crewe and junction 19 at Knutsford will see the hard shoulder converted to a permanent extra lane, and new variable speed limits will help to tackle congestion and keep...
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Flagship University of Chester energy centre opens at science park

A multi-million pound energy centre has had its official opening. Northern Powerhouse minister Jake Berry MP was in attendance for the opening of the flagship University of Chester facility at Thornton Science Park. The centre, part of the so-called Cheshire Science Corridor, will be a place where industry and academia come together to innovate, develop and demonstrate new, intelligent energy technologies. Read more from the Standard...
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