The Granada Debate\

Last night Katie Tonkinson and Kelly-Marie Rodgers, who work at Hawkins\Brown's Studio North in Manchester, were featured on ITV's politics programme The Granada Debate for Granada Reports.

The debate discussed the future of the North West of England compared to the South, and the effect many challenges such as climate change, technology and Brexit's aftermath could have on jobs and housing opportunities in the region.

Katie and Kelly's interview for the debate took place on site at Studio North's recently completed project University of Manchester Schuster Annexe last week. Katie talks about the remarkable growth of Hawkins\Brown in Manchester, and how the company has planned for the future and benefited from the opportunities presented by the Northern Powerhouse agenda.

Click here to watch the full report coverage. © ITV Granada Debate

“The move to Manchester has been one of the best decisions we have made as a company, we have been here for two years now, and it has been an amazing opportunity for growing our practice. We think of Manchester as a resilient city, a city that has the ability to grow, adapt and change no matter what is thrown at it. ... We think the right ingredients are here for us.”

Katie Tonkinson Architect and Partner

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