Category Archives: In The Media

Ex-Ask man’s Vision has Irish backer

Limerick-based Leahy, who made his fortunes in the Irish parcel delivery business and is best known for buying the Ask-developed Bauhaus office scheme in Manchester in 2004 for £20m, launched Vision Developments this week. Cliff, who left Ken Knott’s Ask … Continue reading

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Fashion TV Comes to Barton Arcade

Barton Arcade recently hosted the Fashion TV Party. The event was filmed for Manchester TV celebrities, models and fashion industry leaders turned out in force for  the hottest fashion event of the year.

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Property Market UK

Vision Developments, founded 12 months ago by former Ask Developments director Stephen Cliff and Irish investor Morgan Leahy, has made a rapid impact with a string of prime city centre acquisitions Some trading names vanish and others emerge during recessions … Continue reading

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UTube Success For Barton’s Circle Club

Video invitation to Mo’s birthday, Circle Club’s manager, at Barton Arcade gets hundreds of hits on UTube. The Circle is Manchester’s premier private members club offering a sumptuous meeting, drinking and eating space for creative, media and professional people. Located … Continue reading

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Rapid impact with a string of prime city centre acquisitions

Some trading names vanish and others emerge during recessions and Manchester’s property market is getting used to seeing Vision Developments on the buyers’ side of the table. In April, in partnership with Les Lang’s Infinity, the company completed the £6m … Continue reading

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Prime Investment in Central Manchester

One of Manchester’s most beautiful, but unsung historic buildings, has been secured by some of the region’s brightest new talents. In their first joint venture, Infinity’s property fund and Vision Developments have completed the purchase of 53 King Street in central Manchester.  The … Continue reading

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Vision sets sights on Manchester

Stephen Cliff and Morgan Leahy’s Vision Developments has bought the freehold interest in Invicta House, Manchester, from Maple Grove Developments. The site, which is within the Spinningfields district, is around 10,000 sq ft. The price was not disclosed but the … Continue reading

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£10m plan for Barton Square

Hyperactive limerick based investor Morgan Leahy has teamed up with Manchested developer Stephen Cliff to create a £100m property partnership. The pair’s first project will be to create a new £10m upmarket shopping street off St Ann’s Square and behind … Continue reading

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Shannon Foynes Port Company Pay Damages and Costs

THE troubled Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC), which will have to pay out hundreds of thousands of euro in damages and costs arising from a recent High Court settlement now faces another court battle.  Former SFPC non-executive director, Morgan Leahy, … Continue reading

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Region Attracting Developers

A SQUEEZE on consumer spending is not deterring developers intending to build new shops in Greater Manchester. In the city centre, in Stockport, Oldham, Wigan and Ashton, developers are investing heavily in new shopping schemes. Two city centre developments are … Continue reading

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£17m Barton Arcade Purchase

Barton Arcade is to be reborn – as a style junkie’s paradise. David Thame The grade II listed Victorian arcade at Deansgate – originally designed to look like Milan’s famous fashion haunt, the Galleria Vittorio Emanuele – is to be … Continue reading

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SFPC propose settlement including withdrawl of false allegations

Negotiations to settle a High Court case involving two directors of Shannon Foynes Port Company (SFPC) have fallen through. The company had offered to pay the legal costs of suspended chief executive Brian Byrne and non-executive director Morgan Leahy – … Continue reading

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Malicious and Totally Untrue

Chairman of Shannon Foynes Port Company, Kieran McSweeney, has rejected claims by the port company chief executive, Brian Byrne, that an investigation into allegations against Mr Byrne and non-executive director of the company, Morgan Leahy, was motivated by “a conspiracy” … Continue reading

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Morgan Leahy turns his attention to Paris

Irish Property Group invest over €60 million in Manchester and Paris office space. Busy times for Morgan Leahy Property Investment Group – having just launched a €47 million Manchester City Centre redevelopment project they have, this week, acquired 116 Rue … Continue reading

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BBC Move

Broadcaster appoints LSH to find 500,000 sq ft for relocation By Daniel Thomas The BBC is pulling together a team of top property advisers to formulate options for its £600m relocation to Manchester. The broadcaster has appointed the Manchester office … Continue reading

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Irish buy at Rossetti Place

Irish investment company Summerise has bought Bauhaus, the second phase of the Rossetti Place scheme in Manchester, for around £16m, at an equivalent yield of 6.9%. Summerise, headed by Limerick-based investor Morgan Leahy, has bought the scheme, on Quay Street, … Continue reading

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£16m Bauhaus Boost

ASK and you shall be given, say Manchester property developers celebrating a £16m tax-busting deal. Ask Developments and their partners Crosby Homes have sold their new office and residential scheme at Quay Street to Irish investors for £16m. The sale … Continue reading

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