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Manchester at MIPIM, day two: The Cooperative, Ask Developments and Ian Simpson Architects
06/03/2012

Manchester at MIPIM, day two: The Cooperative, Ask Developments and Ian Simpson Architects

The Manchester Partnership will shift its focus to creative enterprise and the city's skyline tomorrow (Wednesday 7 March) at MIPIM – the world's biggest international real estate fair.

Sir Howard Bernstein, chief executive of Manchester City Council, will introduce two stand events, first at 10:45 (09:45GMT) to discuss 'The Business of Creative Enterprise', then once again to discuss 'Reshaping Manchester's Skyline' at 15:45 (14:45GMT)

The morning talks will be led by Ken Knott, chief executive of Ask Developments, and Ian Simpson of Ian Simpson Architects. 'The Business of Creative Enterprise' will focus on the First Street development – which builds business and enterprise through a creative lens – such as the newly merged Cornerhouse and Library Theatre Company.

Ken Knott, chief executive of Ask Developments said: "With the exciting culture-led regeneration proposals for First Street now reaching a milestone moment, I am delighted to be offered the opportunity to share with the audience our plans and ambitions for creating a new, vibrant, 24/7 destination for Manchester."

The afternoon session will comprise of a discussion from David Pringle and Ruairidh Jackson of The Co-operative Group, who will talk about the organisation's latest development – NOMA. 'Reshaping Manchester's Skyline' will highlight the future of the £800m investment, which opens its BREEAM Outstanding head office in 2012.

David Pringle, Director of NOMA, said: "We are looking forwards to tomorrow's presentation where we will be sharing the significant changes that have occurred since we unveiled NOMA at last year's MIPIM. With committed investment now nearing £300m, 2012 will see a transformation of NOMA as planned phases come on stream. We will show the latest images of how NOMA is developing and will also bring you up to speed on the new and refurbished office space that is becoming available."

All of the Manchester Partnership's stand sessions at MIPIM 2012 will be live-streamed via www.manchesteratmipim.com They will be made available for repeat viewing online shortly after each event.

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