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Old December 22nd, 2009, 02:19 PM   #1
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Manor Point - 19 Storeys - BRADFORD

I noticed that the Manor Point proposed in Leeds is getting quite a bit of attention at the moment, and there seems to be one propsed for Bradford too which seems to have gone unnoticed - either that or its dead in the water (as with most Bradford schemes). Anyway, it doesn't have a thread so I think it's big enough to warrant its own one.



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Old December 23rd, 2009, 11:16 AM   #2
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Never heard of it before.
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 08:29 PM   #3
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Site of the tower at present:

Would the development of Manor Point see the demolition of that Edward Foster and Son (Bradford) Ltd Plumber Merchants building and any other old buildings in vicinity which would be a bad thing imo (and no doubt Bradford Council would approve such demolition).

Still it should be at least something significant for Bradford, although as I also mentioned in the Manor Properties Building in Leeds it would be worthwhile questioning where the funding for this scheme would come from considering credit is much harder to get in this day and age (although of course student developments should be less at risk as opposed to say apartment or office developments) and would it be better to spread the development of student housing which could be a better thing for Bradford around as opposed to doing it all in one big development?
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Old October 21st, 2010, 05:03 PM   #4
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Manor Mill in Hull has been given the green light and may start next year, wonder what the prospects for this and the Manor tower in Leeds is?
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Old October 21st, 2010, 06:47 PM   #5
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Green light as in extension to planning approval.
Thats like a two foot high hurdle cleared, now just the Berlin wall sized hurdle to clear of obtaining adequate funding.
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Old April 5th, 2014, 12:22 AM   #6
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Had a redesign. Grey cladding ought to be banned:





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Information on the website is oddly specific:

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Manor Point is situated immediately south of Bradford’s city centre on Manchester Road. The development will occupy a landmark site between Nelson Street, and Croft Street.
It will offer high quality, purpose built Student Accommodation above ground floor leisure/retail outlets. The design will be in four blocks, arranged in an irregular horseshoe fashion.
Providing superior accommodation for a total of 618 students, divided into groups of four, five, or six en-suite study bedrooms each with shared kitchen and living area and students will have use of a Mrs Mangle’s laundry boutique.
At 19 storeys, the North facing tower will command spectacular views of the city, and form the pinnacle of the development. It will benefit form a ground floor Sweaty Betty’s gym; the student accommodation will occupy the upper floors.
'Building A' at seven storeys will provide students with exceptional views. Entrance to the 4,000 sq. ft ground floor retail unit will be facing Nelson Street.
'Buildings C and D' facing Manchester Road will also be seven storeys. Here Mudskipper internet café will occupy part of the ground floor; with student accommodation occupying the remaining floors.
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Old April 5th, 2014, 01:01 AM   #7
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have this Manor group developed any of their proposed properties?! the Leeds version of this scheme has been lingering around like an eggy fart for years now with absolutely no signs of progress. another Jan Fletcher style development company by the looks of it.
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Quite possibly, although I think they've built some stuff in Hull. I'm not exactly waiting with baited breath for this one.
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Build a few things so people have confidence in you then keep producing uninspiring stale proposals as a mask for land banking.
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That's probably it. Don't think I've ever seen any news items on the subject or any actual planning documents for this, although the planning website is rather difficult to navigate sometimes. I tend to think the buildings currently on site are of a higher quality to this, so doubt I'd even want this building. If they have to develop then why not reuse what's on site for the mid risers with lots of restoration and reinvention of course. As it appears at present, this most likely will not happen so probably little cause for worry. Would the specific operating chains attached to the project for the facilities in the info, also be in on a land hoarding deal you think?
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Old April 5th, 2014, 07:23 PM   #11
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Looks better than Bradford's recent new-build white render hotels.
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I actually quite like the design...
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it would be directly opposite the new proposed Bradford Central Swimming Complex.
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If that is Sandstone their using then the rest of it looks OK, but why the grey cladding? Why does grey cladding even exist and why is that particular colour of cladding so frequently chosen? Simply choosing black or some other more appropriate colour would already improve it. Has the look of broadcasting place about it this one, but grey cladding will do it no favours. Needlessly demolishing old reusable buildings neither. Again, likelyhood of this taking place though...

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Manor And Lend Lease Sign Huge Student Deal

Published on 06-02-2013 by Skyscrapernews.com

In what could be a deal that sees a new spurt of student residential towers rise above British provincial cities, the Manor Property Group has signed a joint venture with developer Lend Lease to realise 40,000 new student bedrooms.

The sprawling scale of the plans will see some 70 buildings developed starting with Birmingham, Manchester, Leeds, Sheffield and Hull with the first phase being worth £240 million. Lend Lease will effectively provide the capital and this will unlock Manor's development pipeline.

The Birmingham scheme on New Town Row, Manor Point, incorporates a 21-storey tower with 534 student bedrooms and accommodation for 213 keyworkers in studio apartments. One of the Manchester developments that will be worked on is on Cambridge Street within walking distance of Manchester Metropolitan University. This features several buildings ranging from 14 to 24 storeys in height.

Subsequent phases will include, amongst others, a new tower in Bradford on Nelson Street of 19 storeys with 618 bedrooms.

The project is hugely transformational to the student market and will see Manor start to rival UNITE. It also unlocks numerous projects that have been stalled for years due to lack of cash and will give a shot in the arm to many contractors around the UK who have suffering a paucity of work.
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Old April 6th, 2014, 03:57 PM   #15
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Am I right in thinking this would become Bradford's tallest building?

Also, if the above is to materialise, what is the current status of the Manor tower proposed adjacent to the IRR in Leeds?

Edit: just gone on to their website, seems like the tower sites on the circular IRR sliproad has disappeared.
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City Hall would probably still have that. For tallest otherwise, probably either this or the tower proposed for Citygate.
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Il believe it when I see it. Manor Properties seem to have a lengthy track record of proposing developments in various cities yet doing sweet FA to actually complete such developments. Certainly a case of all mouth and no trousers designed only to increase the value of such sites (in particular by proposing a high rise building).
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