Genr8 & Realis Estate, is Stoke-on-Trent safe in their hands?

Concerns have been raised over the stability of developer Genr8 by Simon Danczuk Labour MP for Rochdale. He has told Rochdale council to look at other potential investors before signing an agreement between the authority and developers Genr8. He said “It is a matter of record that Genr8 have a very low credit rating and they are described by the UK’s leading credit reporting agency, Experian, as ‘a maximum risk company’.
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The Big Sell Off

The City Council has now provided details of 31 of the 40 assets it is considering for sale to raise £25million to pay towards its possible £59 million loan to build a new Civic Centre, closure of some of these properties will also allow around 1100 employees to relocate to the new Civic Centre.

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Traffic Regulation Order – Hanley Bus Re-Routing

PEDESTRIAN ZONE – NO MOTOR VEHICLES EXCEPT BUSES, TAXIS, PERMIT HOLDERS AND FOR LOADING OR UNLOADING AT ANY TIME

Full details of this proposal are contained in draft Orders which, together with maps showing the roads concerned and a statement of the Council’s reasons for proposing to make this Order, may be examined at my Continue reading

Did officers mislead Cabinet?

In the report to cabinet members on28th July 2011, officers told Cabinet members they were at risk of losing £4.5m from Realis if the didn’t agree to put plans in place to action future Compulsory Purchase Orders Continue reading

Coming to Hanley Update

According to latest plans at BCSC new tenants for City Sentral to include

Superdry
H&M
Topshop
bank
JD sports
Next
M&S
TK Maxx
Frankie & Bennys
Chiquito
Nandos

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Letting Agents

City Sentral will contain 11 food & beverage units, 1 Department store and 70 shops, with work progressing on the new Bus Station ready for its opening this Autumn and the consultation on the Traffic Regulations Orders required to get the Buses to new station as smoothly as possible, ending. I decided it was now time to go more directly to the source of “who has signed up for a new store?”

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Following MIPIM

So MIPIM the leading international real estate fair in Cannes has been and gone, and Cllr Meredith pickup an award for Stoke on Trent for its Infrastructure. During the event one conference “UK Cities: investing in infrastructure for growth” stood out as potential for Stoke at MIPIM.  But in the reports on the the conference no mention is made of Stoke on Trent despite its award, I questioned Cllr Meredith on Stokes attendance but received no reply, Continue reading