Property firm sells first phase of east Manchester shopping centre

Property firm sells first phase of east Manchester shopping centre

Dransfield Properties Ltd has completed the sale of part of the Lime Square shopping centre in east Manchester. Lime Square on Ashton Old Road in Openshaw was built out in several phases and is anchored by a Morrisons store which opened in 2010 in the first phase of the busy district... More »

Crowds turn out to welcome The Range to Lime Square

Crowds turn out to welcome The Range to Lime Square

The UK home, leisure and garden retailer, The Range, opened its brand new Openshaw store on Good Friday with hundreds of shoppers queuing up to take advantage of the stores special opening offers. The store is located within the existing Morrisons store in Lime Square, which has... More »

The Range confirms Good Friday opening date for new store in Openshaw

The Range confirms Good Friday opening date for new store in Openshaw

The UK home, leisure and gardens retailer, The Range, has confirmed its opening date for its new store at Lime Square in Openshaw. The store will be located within the existing Morrisons store in Lime Square, which has been undergoing a makeover in preparation for the arrival. The... More »

Morrisons to re-furbish Openshaw store

Morrisons to re-furbish Openshaw store

Work is due to start this weekend on improvements to the Morrisons store at Lime Square  which will deliver a more compact and better laid out store and create space for a brand new retail unit for The Range.    The existing Morrisons store, which opened in Openshaw in 2010, will... More »

Dransfield Properties supports annual community event

Dransfield Properties supports annual community event

Plans are underway for the third annual Openshaw Festival which this year will take place on Saturday September 23rd from 11am – 5pm. Organisers are planning a fantastic day of family fun showcasing local entertainment and talent as well as fun fair rides, a packed food and craft... More »

First customer for new Openshaw optician is big name soap star

First customer for new Openshaw optician is big name soap star

Lime Square’s newest store was opened by a well-known soap star from Manchester at the weekend. Antony Cotton, who has played Sean Tully in Coronation Street for over 10 years opened the centre’s new Specsavers store on Saturday 22 October when he visits for a routine eye test.... More »

Openshaw Festival gets underway this weekend

Openshaw Festival gets underway this weekend

East Manchester is preparing for the second annual Openshaw Festival this weekend – taking place at Lime Square, Sporting Edge and Delamere Park on Saturday and Sunday (17th and 18th September). Bunting has gone up this week along Ashton Old Road and Fairfield Road in the run up... More »

Joel takes on new role at Lime Square shopping centre

Joel takes on new role at Lime Square shopping centre

Joel Plumley – part of Lime Square’s security and customer service team – has been promoted to the role of acting centre manager at the east Manchester shopping centre. 21-year-old Joel has worked at the busy Lime Square shopping centre for more than 18 months. As well as experience... More »

US firm Tandy Leather opens second UK store at Manchester’s Lime Square

US firm Tandy Leather opens second UK store at Manchester’s Lime Square

  The successful American leather craft specialist Tandy Leather has chosen east Manchester’s Lime Square for its first store in the north of England. The US firm opened its first UK outlet in Northampton seven years ago and the company has now set its sights on the north of the... More »

Plans for the first Openshaw Festival unveiled

Plans for the first Openshaw Festival unveiled

Openshaw in east Manchester is getting ready for its first ever Openshaw Festival – due to take place at Lime Square and Delamere Park later this month. The team at Lime Square off Ashton Old Road are working with Manchester City Council and Lovell Homes along with other local businesses... More »

Wynsors World of Shoes Opens its Doors in Openshaw!

Wynsors World of Shoes Opens its Doors in Openshaw!

Wynsors World of Shoes, the family footwear retailer, will open its latest Manchester store at Lime Square in Openshaw on Friday 13th March. The company is opening its newest store in a 4,079 sq. ft. unit in a prominent location at the centre fronting the busy Ashton Old Road –... More »

Costa to open new coffee shop at Lime Square in Openshaw

Costa to open new coffee shop at Lime Square in Openshaw

 Costa has announced the company is opening a brand new coffee shop at Lime Square in east Manchester. The nation’s favourite coffee shop brand is taking a prime unit at the centre, fronting the busy Ashton Old Road in Openshaw. Over the next few weeks the 2,700 sq. ft. unit will... More »

Plans step up for shoe store opening at Lime Square

Plans step up for shoe store opening at Lime Square

  The internal fit out work is underway  this week on the new Wynsors World of Shoes store at Lime Square in Openshaw. The company is aiming to open the new east Manchester store in March once the work on the 4,079 sq. ft. unit has been completed. The brand new store is in a... More »

Wynsors step into new store at Manchester's Lime Square

Wynsors step into new store at Manchester's Lime Square

 Wynsors World of Shoes is to take a new unit at the Lime Square shopping centre at Openshaw, east Manchester, with plans for a spring 2015 opening. The company has taken a 10 year lease on a 4,079 sq. ft. unit in a prominent location at the centre fronting the busy Ashton Old Road,... More »

Brand new gym welcomed at Openshaw’s Lime Square

Brand new gym welcomed at Openshaw’s Lime Square

The Gym Group has opened a brand new state of the art gym at Openshaw’s Lime Square in East Manchester. The leading budget gym chain launched the new facility on Monday (October 20th) with a ribbon cutting and party. The 15,000 sq. ft. gym is in a key position at Lime Square and... More »

Openshaw gym team limber up for opening

Openshaw gym team limber up for opening

The leading budget gym chain, The Gym Group is opening its newest branch at Lime Square on Monday (20th October.) The 15,000 sq. ft. gym is in a key position at Lime Square and aims to make health and fitness facilities accessible and affordable to everyone.  The opening will... More »

The Gym counts down to opening at Lime Square

The Gym counts down to opening at Lime Square

 Leading budget gym chain, The Gym Group is coming to Openshaw and opening a brand new gym at the Lime Square Retail Park on Monday 20th October. The 15,000 sq ft new gym is part of a major regeneration scheme that completed its final phase of construction in August. The Gym Group’s... More »

New stores open for business at east Manchester’s Lime Square development

New stores open for business at east Manchester’s Lime Square development

  Construction of the final phase of Openshaw’s Lime Square development is now complete – and three new retailers are already joining the line up at the busy east Manchester shopping centre. Phones4U opened for business at the centre on the 19th July and they’re joined next week... More »

Perito’s serves up a brand new outlet at Manchester’s Lime Square

Perito’s serves up a brand new outlet at Manchester’s Lime Square

  The Portuguese and Mexican restaurant franchise Perito’s is the latest company to announce that it’s taking space at Openshaw’s Lime Square. Perito’s already has a strong following in the area with restaurants in Bolton and Rochdale – the company will be opening its Express format... More »

The Gym Group limbers up for an autumn opening at Lime Square

The Gym Group limbers up for an autumn opening at Lime Square

Work on the final phase of Openshaw’s Lime Square retail park is progressing well with the main construction work due to be completed next month. The Gym Group is moving into the development in June to transform a 15,000 sq. ft. unit in a key position on the site into a brand new... More »

Holly hits the nail on the head with her brand new business at Lime Square

Holly hits the nail on the head with her brand new business at Lime Square

  Talented Manchester nail artist and beautician Holly Nguyen is expanding her business with a brand new unit at the latest phase of the Lime Square development – currently under construction in East Manchester. Holly, 37, already runs a busy city centre nail salon and is taking... More »

Work progressing well on new Lime Square units

Work progressing well on new Lime Square units

Work on the blockwork and the cladding on the latest phase of development work at Lime Square is well underway and the contractors PDR construction are making good progress. The brand new gym and further retail units at the centre are really starting to take shape now. The contractors moved... More »

Steel work goes up on the final phase of work at Manchester’s Lime Square

Steel work goes up on the final phase of work at Manchester’s Lime Square

The steel frame of the new units at Lime Square, east Manchester has now been completed – and building work is on schedule for a summer completion. The contractors PDR moved on to site in November last year to start work on a brand new 15,000 sq. ft. gym as well as further new retail... More »

Soil cutting marks the latest phase of work at Openshaw's Lime Square

Soil cutting marks the latest phase of work at Openshaw's Lime Square

The start of work on the latest phase of the Lime Square development in Openshaw, east Manchester has been marked this week with an official soil cutting ceremony. This next phase of work at the east Manchester shopping centre will bring new jobs and further retail units to the growing... More »

Work underway on latest phase at Lime Square in east Manchester

Work underway on latest phase at Lime Square in east Manchester

Work is now underway on the latest phase of work at the Lime Square development in Openshaw, east Manchester – bringing a brand new gym and further retail space to the centre. The contractors PDR moved on to site last month to start work on the brand new 15,000 sq. ft. gym as well... More »

Lord Mayor launches brand new store at Lime Square

Lord Mayor launches brand new store at Lime Square

Store 21, the popular fashion and homewares retailer, has opened its latest store in Openshaw, east Manchester this week. The brand new 5,961 sq. ft. store is at Lime Square in east Manchester and was officially opened by the Lord Mayor of Manchester Cllr Naeem ul Hassan in front... More »

Store 21 prepares for Halloween opening at Lime Square

Store 21 prepares for Halloween opening at Lime Square

The fashion and home wares retailer Store 21 is due to open its brand new store in Openshaw, east Manchester next week – with a visit from the city’s Lord Mayor.  The company is putting the finishing touches to the new store’s interior ready for the official opening by the Lord Mayor... More »

Work to get started on next phase at Lime Square in Manchester

Work to get started on next phase at Lime Square in Manchester

Work gets underway next month on the latest phase of the Lime Square development in Openshaw east Manchester. The contractors PDR will move on to site at the end of November to start work on the brand new 15,000 sq ft gym and further retail space at the centre which is anchored by... More »

Pharmacy firm joins Lime Square line-up

Pharmacy firm joins Lime Square line-up

Peak Pharmacy has announced the company is taking space in the latest phase of work at Lime Square which has just been completed at the east Manchester shopping centre. The Openshaw pharmacy is moving alongside The Family Surgery which relocated to new and purpose built premises... More »

Family Surgery gets ready for move to Lime Square

Family Surgery gets ready for move to Lime Square

The team at The Family Surgery are getting ready to relocate to their brand new premises at Lime Square in Openshaw this weekend. The GP practice was founded in east Manchester more than 40 years ago and the move to larger, purpose built premises will allow the team to offer a greater... More »

New restaurant brings 60 jobs to Lime Square, Openshaw.

New restaurant brings 60 jobs to Lime Square, Openshaw.

  Following a significant investment, McDonald’s has opened a new restaurant in Lime Square, Openshaw creating 60 new jobs in the local area. The restaurant opened on May 15th.   Those employed at the restaurant will have access to leading training and development programmes,... More »

New McDonalds at Lime Square in Openshaw on target for May opening!

New McDonalds at Lime Square in Openshaw on target for May opening!

The brand new McDonald's restaurant at Openshaw’s Lime Square is nearing completion – ready for a May opening.   The restaurant will be operated by Gerald Thompson as a Franchise, who has six restaurants in the local area.   Gerald Thompson started his career with McDonald’s as... More »

Doctor’s practice announces move to brand new premises at Lime Square in Openshaw

Doctor’s practice announces move to brand new premises at Lime Square in Openshaw

The team at The Family Surgery - first founded in east Manchester more than 40 years ago – are moving to brand new premises at Lime Square in Openshaw later this year. With two doctors and a further 11 members of staff the new first floor premises at Lime Square will give the... More »

Brand new McDonald’s takes shape at Lime Square in east Manchester

Brand new McDonald’s takes shape at Lime Square in east Manchester

  The brand new eco-friendly designed McDonald's restaurant at Manchester’s Lime Square is taking shape – ready for an opening later in the Spring. The new two storey restaurant and drive thru has been built to a striking design on a corner site. It represents the third phase of... More »

Steelwork Goes up at Lime Square's New McDonalds Drive-Thru

Steelwork Goes up at Lime Square's New McDonalds Drive-Thru

The steel work has been erected at the new McDonald's restaurant at  Lime Square in Openshaw, east Manchester. Work started on site in September and is progressing well with the brand new drive-through restaurant on schedule to open in late Spring 2013. The construction work currently... More »

Work gets underway on McDonald’s Restaurant at Openshaw’s Lime Square

Work gets underway on McDonald’s Restaurant at Openshaw’s Lime Square

A special groundbreaking ceremony has been held to mark the start of work on the latest phase at Lime Square in Openshaw, east Manchester. Developers Dransfield Properties joined local ward councillor Cllr John Longsden to cut the first soil on the brand new McDonalds restaurant,... More »

McDonalds gets the green light at Lime Square!

McDonalds gets the green light at Lime Square!

Manchester City Council's Planning Committee unanimously approved the planning application last Friday to build a two storey McDonalds restaurant and Drive-Thru at Openshaw’s Lime Square development. The restaurant forms part of the next phase of construction, due to start early Autumn,... More »

Card Factory Opens New Store at Lime Square!

Card Factory Opens New Store at Lime Square!

Card Factory are the latest company to open their doors to shoppers at Lime Square - east Manchester's newest retail destination. The company joins a line up at the Openshaw shopping centre which also includes B&M, Poundland and Greggs as well as Bet Fred,  Brighthouse and the the... More »

BrightHouse Opens New Store in Openshaw

BrightHouse Opens New Store in Openshaw

BrightHouse, the nation’s leading rent-to-own chain, specialising in the sale of home electronics, domestic appliances and household furniture, is continuing its expansion programme.  This weekend they’re opening a new store at Unit 5 Lime Square, Openshaw. The 2,000 sq. ft. store,... More »

Poundland Latest Store to Open at Openshaw's Lime Square

Poundland Latest Store to Open at Openshaw's Lime Square

Local shoppers will be quids in as Poundland, Europe’s biggest single price discount retailer, announces that its new store will open on Thursday 23 February in Lime Square, Openshaw. The new store will create 29 new jobs and is the latest retailer to open at Lime Square, developed... More »

Fresh new Look Unveiled at Openshaw’s Lime Square Development

Fresh new Look Unveiled at Openshaw’s Lime Square Development

                                                                                                               The first two stores in the second phase of east Manchester’s brand new Lime Square development are due to open their doors to shoppers this weekend. The new retail destination... More »

Steelwork Goes Up at East Manchester's Lime Square!

Steelwork Goes Up at East Manchester's Lime Square!

School children, residents and local councillors have taken part in a topping out ceremony to celebrate work getting underway at east Manchester’s newest retail development. The second phase of the £40 million Lime Square development in Openshaw will deliver eight new modern, purpose... More »

Topping Out at Second Phase of east Manchester’s Lime Square

Topping Out at Second Phase of east Manchester’s Lime Square

A special topping out ceremony is being held this Friday to celebrate progress on the site of the second phase of east Manchester’s new Lime Square development. The first phase of the £40 million investment which is transforming an 11.9 acres site in Openshaw, was completed last November... More »

First phase of east Manchester’s Lime Square Development Opens for Business!

First phase of east Manchester’s Lime Square Development Opens for Business!

A new 80,000sq ft Morrisons store which is the first phase of the £40 million Lime Square development in Openshaw, east Manchester has opened this week. Sir Ken Morrison and Sir Ian Gibson, of Morrisons, officially opened the new store at 9am on Monday morning watched by members... More »

Steam Hammer Takes Pride of Place at Lime Square !

Steam Hammer Takes Pride of Place at Lime Square !

A fantastic piece of art which is the centrepiece to east Manchester's new £40 million Lime Square development has been craned into place over the weekend. Called Dead Blow the sculpture reflects the industrial history of the area depicting a massive steamhammer. It stands 29 feet... More »

Sculpture makes its way to Openshaw’s new Lime Square development!

Sculpture makes its way to Openshaw’s new Lime Square development!

Press release – photo/filming opportunity A sculpture which has been created as the centre piece for a major new mixed use  development in east Manchester will make its slow journey on to site this weekend. Called Dead Blow the sculpture by award winning artist Robert Erskine stands... More »

Green fingered residents watching their new gardens grow

Green fingered residents watching their new gardens grow

  A group of east Manchester residents are digging and planting their own gardens for the very first time thanks to a new development growing on their doorstep. Work on the Lime Square development in Openshaw in east Manchester, started just over a year ago. And with Morrison’s... More »

School pupils get sneak preview of Openshaw's new sculpture!

School pupils get sneak preview of Openshaw's new sculpture!

Youngsters from an east Manchester Primary School have been treated to a sneak preview of the impressive sculpture which will be the centre piece of the new Lime Square retail development currently taking shape close to their school. The Steam Hammer, by the award winning sculptor... More »

Work on Schedule at New Morrisons Store for Openshaw

Work on Schedule at New Morrisons Store for Openshaw

  Work is progressing well on the site of the new Morrisons store at Openshaw's Lime Square development - being delivered by Barnsley based Dransfield Properties Ltd. The company has worked closely with New East Manchester and Manchester City Council to deliver the mixed use scheme... More »

10 year old Alex names east Manchester’s new retail development!

10 year old Alex names east Manchester’s new retail development!

  School boy Alex Parkinson is top of the class this week after helping to pick the name for Openshaw’s brand new retail development.  Alex, aged 10, and his classmates at St Clements C of E Primary School in Openshaw were tasked with the job of finding a name for the retail development... More »

What’s in a name –  East Manchester will now be home to Lime Square !

What’s in a name – East Manchester will now be home to Lime Square !

  Pupils from St Clements C of E Primary School in Openshaw have helped developers Dransfield Properties come up with the name for the brand new retail development taking shape in their community. Work started in November on the first phase of the development – to deliver a new... More »

Topping Out Ceremony at new development in Openshaw !

Topping Out Ceremony at new development in Openshaw !

   A topping out ceremony has taken place to celebrate the completion of the steelwork at the exciting new retail development at Openshaw, east Manchester. An 80,000 sq ft Morrisons supermarket taking shape on the 11.5 acre site is the first phase of the £40 million development... More »

Naming Competition at Openshaw's New Retail Development !

Naming Competition at Openshaw's New Retail Development !

  Youngsters from an east Manchester School are being asked to put their thinking caps on and help find a name for a brand new retail development being built on their doorstep. Developers Dransfield Properties Ltd are delivering a new £40 million development on a previously run... More »

100 people get jobs through employment initiative

100 people get jobs through employment initiative

An employment initiative set up 18 months ago by urban regeneration company, New East Manchester, The Manchester College and not-for-profit recruitment agency Work Solutions, to help get unemployed east Manchester residents into work has so far helped secure 100 people with jobs in... More »

Work starts on £40 million east Manchester retail development

Work starts on £40 million east Manchester retail development

A ground-breaking ceremony to mark the start on site of the first phase of the development of the new Openshaw district centre, which will be anchored by an 80,000 sq ft Morrisons store, took place today.  Luke Murphy and Kate Weir, both aged 10 years, from St Clement’s RC Primary... More »

Contract Awarded for Openshaw Development

Contract Awarded for Openshaw Development

Dransfield Properties have awarded the contract to build the foodstore element of the company's £40 million pound district centre scheme in Openshaw, East Manchester to PDR Construction.  Demolition work is due to start this month with construction on a new Morrisons store getting... More »

Regeneration scheme delivering hundreds of new jobs gets underway this Autumn!

Regeneration scheme delivering hundreds of new jobs gets underway this Autumn!

  Construction work is to start in November on a £40 million retail development at Openshaw, east Manchester which will deliver a new supermarket and hundreds of new jobs in the area. The scheme, being brought forward by award winning developers Dransfield Properties is the only... More »

CPO Decision Gives Green Light to New £40 million Openshaw Development

CPO Decision Gives Green Light to New £40 million Openshaw Development

 The Secretary of State for Communities and Local Government – Hazel Blears – has ruled in favour of granting Compulsory Purchase Orders to bring forward a long-awaited development in Openshaw, east Manchester.  The £40 million scheme which will be anchored by a 79,250 sq ft Morrisons... More »

Demolition Underway on £40 million Openshaw Development Site

Demolition Underway on £40 million Openshaw Development Site

Work will get underway next Spring on a £40 million mixed use development, set to bring a brand new commercial heart to Openshaw in East Manchester create around 750 jobs in the area. Demolition work to clear the 11.9 acre  site has already started and the Yorkshire based developers... More »

Hair Team Relocation To Make Way For £40 million Development

Hair Team Relocation To Make Way For £40 million Development

The £40 million Openshaw District Centre development moves a step closer as more businesses relocate as part of the vital land acquisition programme needed for the scheme to be delivered. One of those businesses already settled into new premises is local company ‘The Hair Team’.... More »

First step in East Manchester Regeneration Scheme!

First step in East Manchester Regeneration Scheme!

Demolition work gets underway today (Wednesday) marking the start of a major new £40 million regeneration scheme in East Manchester. Denton based Windmill Demolition are starting work on the site on Ashton Old Road in Openshaw in preparation for the mixed used development that will... More »

Manchester CPO notices issued this week

Manchester CPO notices issued this week

Compulsory purchase notices will be issued this week on properties needed to make way for a £40 million regeneration scheme in Openshaw, Manchester which will deliver a 250,000 sq ft mixed use development anchored by Morrisons. Developers Dransfield properties are working with New... More »

Morrisons to anchor town centre regeneration scheme in east Manchester

Morrisons to anchor town centre regeneration scheme in east Manchester

Morrisons has signed a leasehold deal which will see the company anchoring a £40 million regeneration scheme in Openshaw, east Manchester, in an 80,000 sq ft store which will open in the summer of 2009. Taken on a 35 year lease, the store will be the first large supermarket to serve... More »

'New Town' in East Manchester Is A Step Nearer

'New Town' in East Manchester Is A Step Nearer

Manchester City Council has given compulsory purchase powers for the £40 million redevelopment of the Openshaw district centre in east Manchester. Urban regeneration specialists, Dransfield Properties Ltd, are working in partnership with Manchester City Council and New East Manchester... More »

Openshaw plans get green light and councillors unveil public art feature

Openshaw plans get green light and councillors unveil public art feature

+++++Photo opportunity+++++  Government Office for the North West has given its backing to the plans to redevelop Openshaw district centre in East Manchester, just weeks after Manchester City Council gave their support to the proposals at planning committee. The regeneration proposals... More »

Plans submitted for £25 million east Manchester redevelopment

Plans submitted for £25 million east Manchester redevelopment

Plans have been submitted to Manchester City Council for the £25 million redevelopment of Openshaw district centre in east Manchester. Urban regeneration specialists Dransfield Properties Limited are working in partnership with Manchester City Council and New East Manchester on the... More »

Councillors tour Openshaw regeneration site

Councillors tour Openshaw regeneration site

Ward councillors supporting a £25 million regeneration scheme at Openshaw District Centre in East Manchester have spent time touring the site with developers Dransfield Properties Ltd. Councillors Neil Swannick, John Smith, and John Longsden who represent the Bradford ward, discussed... More »

Dransfield Properties to lead £25 million Manchester scheme

Dransfield Properties to lead £25 million Manchester scheme

Dransfield Properties Limited has been approved as preferred developer by Manchester City Council for a £25 million scheme at Openshaw District Centre in East Manchester. The urban regeneration specialists have worked with New East Manchester Limited to develop proposals to transform... More »

HUNDREDS OF RESIDENTS SEE EXCITING NEW PLANS FOR OPENSHAW!

HUNDREDS OF RESIDENTS SEE EXCITING NEW PLANS FOR OPENSHAW!

Exciting new plans for a new shopping, leisure and commercial development in Openshaw, East Manchester, have been  viewed by hundreds of local residents. And around 95 per cent of those people who visited the public consultation sessions about the new plans for Openshaw said they... More »

Exciting new plans for a new shopping, leisure and commercial development which will boost the regeneration of Openshaw in East Manchester and create up to 700 new jobs are to be exhibited for the first time. The £25 million scheme to redevelop Openshaw District Centre - which will... More »