VisitEngland has announced the latest successful applicants to receive funding from the three year £40 million Discover England Fund for tourism product development. The 11 successful bids receive funding of up to £250,000 in the third year of the Funding. From promoting food, music and heritage to literature, horse-racing and the coast, the projects showcase destinations and experiences across the country to overseas markets, driving inbound tourism...Read more
Carden Park, the privately owned, award-winning hotel, set within a 1,000 acre country estate in the Cheshire countryside broke ground yesterday (26th June 2018) on a new £10m luxury spa. Set to be world class, this extensive spa – located in the grounds of the estate – will be the crowning glory in the £20m refurbishment investment over the past three years. It is an...Read more
COUNCIL chiefs remain ‘determined in their quest’ to secure a devolution deal – but are growing ‘increasingly frustrated’ with the Government.In January last year, Warrington Borough Council‘s (WBC) Labour group voted for the town to team up with Cheshire West and Chester Council and Cheshire East Council in a deal – instead of the Liverpool City Region. If a deal is thrashed out, the...
There are huge question-marks over the future of Chester ’s £300m Northgate Development but big retail and restaurant names appear to be interested if it ever happens. Northgate was dealt a massive blow when House of Fraser announced it would no longer deliver the anchor store for the city centre regeneration scheme. But it was only at the start of the year that an...Read more
Equilibrium Asset Management is on course for a record year after reaching £130m in net asset wins. The Wilmslow-based business has eight months to surpass its annual target of £100m, with managing partner Gaynor Rigby describing the success as a “fantastic achievement”. “Equilibrium has had an exceptional year so far and we still have a few months left before fiscal year end,” she said. “This is a...Read more
Ellesmere Port is fast becoming a hotspot for new home buyers. Not only does the area offer unbelievable value for money, it’s extremely well-connected and a veritable hub for retail, sport and leisure. And what’s more, with construction of 1,000 new homes underway and a further 1,150 set to be built before 2020, there’s no shortage of choice for those in search of a brand new...Read more
Cheshire-based Reaseheath College has secured a £15m funding facility which will partly be used to expand its student accommodation portfolio. The education division of Santander Corporate and Commercial has supplied the cash boost, which will also be put towards increasing the number of courses it offers and growing its reputation both nationally and internationally. The funding was provided following an initial refinancing package of £14.5m in 2017.
A market town will benefit from a £2.2m makeover of its local leisure centre, it is believed. The chairman of West Cheshire’s largest sports and leisure centre company says the renovation of Neston Recreation Centre will also trigger wider community health benefits. Neston resident Anthony Annakin-Smith, who also chairs the board of the local authority’s leisure operator Brio Leisure, suggests the new-look centre will encourage more participation...Read more
Acting for Hermes Investment Management, Davies Harrison has let a 16,500 sq ft unit at Eagle Business Park in Warrington to car dealership Rix Motor Company. Taking a 10-year lease at £6.50/sq ft, the car dealer is based locally and will use the unit at Eagle Park as additional accommodation alongside its existing base on Hawleys Lane, also in Warrington. The deal leaves one unit remaining at...Read more
Three major highways schemes planned for Cheshire East have taken a further step forward. Cheshire East Council is moving to the next stage in its preparations for Congleton Link Road, the Middlewich Eastern Bypass and the dualling of the A500 between junction 16 of the M6 and the outskirts of Crewe. All three are expected to be completed over the next three to four years and are...Read more