My most recent blog discussed podcasts for people with an interest in architecture (Faris Mousa: The best podcasts for architects to listen to). Podcasts are popular with busy people as you can listen while undertaking your daily routines, from DIY to exercising to commuting.

Now I am turning my attention to YouTube channels, which coincidentally comes at a time when we are all being encouraged to ‘self-quarantine’ and stay at home. So here are some great content creators who can help you explore the world of architecture, whether or not you’re indoors by choice.

The B1M
A British-based channel which looks at the construction (and sometimes deconstruction) of buildings around the world, including Olympic stadiums, airports, skyscrapers and bridges. A new video, usually no more than 10 minutes in length, is published every Wednesday. …

Bluefig Investments has revealed the first details of its next residential development. The North West property specialist undertakes both commercial and residential work throughout the region.

The company’s next project will be Prestbury Place in Cheshire, which will consist of three three-storey townhouses close to the centre of Prestbury village.

Work will begin in January 2019, and is expected to conclude in October later that year. The houses will offer the best in open-plan indoor/outdoor living, taking inspiration from European and Scandinavian designs.

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Faris Mousa, founder of Bluefig Investments, said: “We are excited to start working on this latest project, which will offer beautiful, contemporary living spaces that will create idyllic family homes. …

Helical Bar has said that it is ‘definitely looking to buy more in Manchester’ following its acquisition of Dale House, a 42,000 sq ft office in Manchester, for £7.6m.

The deal represented a 6.4% yield. The seven-storey corner block in the Northern Quarter is multi-let to 12 tenants, at an average passing rent of £12/sq ft, and was sold by private individual Faris Mousa.

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Dale House is Helical Bar’s second purchase in Manchester in the last year, after the acquisition of the 250,000 sq ft Churchgate & Lee House in 2014 for £34m.

Will Parry, asset management executive, confirmed that the company was ‘definitely looking to buy more in Manchester’ although he said there was no set figure that Helical was looking to spend in the city. …


Faris Mousa

Faris Mousa is an entrepreneur based in Manchester who has worked on a number of residential and commercial projects.