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Old August 14th, 2012, 01:10 PM   #61
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The area now being enclosed by hoarding is massive. This will be a big site and a big development. Nice to have something to watch in these straightened times!
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Old September 15th, 2012, 09:08 AM   #62
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http://www.constructionenquirer.com/...-student-deal/

I hadn't actually seen this render before.

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Old September 15th, 2012, 02:28 PM   #63
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Weren't the plans for student flats replaced with "townhouse style" dwellings, as they don't look very townhousey.

Is that supposed to be the corner of Stretford Road and Royce Road or Stretford Road and the Parkway?
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Old September 15th, 2012, 03:19 PM   #64
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GB is currently working on the design of the new development and in the process of obtaining planning permission.

The site will provide student bedrooms across 77 townhouses and 34 cluster flats with work set to start in January.
A smaller scheme would be a mistake. The site needs something with scale, density and a mix of uses to help reconnect Hulme to surrounding neighbourhoods and support some of the amenities the area is so desperately lacking.

I hope the university haven't watered down their plans in a misguided sop to Hulme's vocal contingent of crusties who would object to anything being built on that site.
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Old September 15th, 2012, 03:28 PM   #65
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A smaller scheme would be a mistake. The site needs something with scale, density and a mix of uses to help reconnect Hulme to surrounding neighbourhoods and support some of the amenities the area is so desperately lacking.

I hope the university haven't watered down their plans in a misguided sop to Hulme's vocal contingent of crusties who would object to anything being built on that site.
I fully agree, those buildings just seem bigger than I was expecting from the description 'town house' so I was wondering if they were old images.
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Old September 24th, 2012, 08:19 PM   #66
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This is GB Group's last student accommodation effort in Bradford:




None too pretty yet similar to the optimistic render
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Old October 9th, 2012, 07:37 PM   #67
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BEDonline.

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£28m project to meet BREEAM Excellent standards


GWP Architects has revealed images of a proposed £28 million student accommodation scheme at Manchester Metropolitan University.

The practice is working with contractor GB Building Solutions on the project, the second collaboration between the two firms to be designed to the BREEAM Excellent standard.

GWP also worked with GB on The Green in Bradford, a student village which was named the highest BREEAM rated building in the world when it was completed in August last year.

This latest project will form part of Manchester Metropolitan University’s Birley Fields campus, a 64,000 sq m scheme master planned by Sheppard Robson, which also includes teaching space, offices, research facilities and an energy centre.

The student accommodation will include 77 townhouses and 34 flats which will be connected to a grey water system.

Martin Smout, chief executive of GB, said: “There is a real drive amongst universities to lead the way in terms of sustainable developments and sustainable living for the students who live there.”

Work is due to start on site in January 2013.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 01:40 PM   #68
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At least the render promises larger windows, it is some comfort at least.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 03:08 PM   #69
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At least the render promises larger windows, it is some comfort at least.
True, looks like they'll nicked the cladding idea from Student Tower. The seemingly random layering of various materials really is the refuge of the architectural scoundrel though. It's a clear admission you've built a dog.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 03:41 PM   #70
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True, looks like they'll nicked the cladding idea from Student Tower. The seemingly random layering of various materials really is the refuge of the architectural scoundrel though. It's a clear admission you've built a dog.
Terracotta panels have become the new cliche for a lot of university/student buildings I'm afraid.
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Old October 10th, 2012, 03:42 PM   #71
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Student housing, Amager 2007
Design: Lundgaard & Tranberg Architects



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Old November 13th, 2012, 05:07 PM   #72
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More info on the accommodation plans,

http://www.mmu.ac.uk/birleyfields/student/plans.php
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Old November 13th, 2012, 07:14 PM   #73
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More info on the accommodation plans,

http://www.mmu.ac.uk/birleyfields/student/plans.php
The town houses are inoffensive, the 'cluster flats' are rank.

It could be OK, it could be cheap and nasty. Be thankful to the local hippies for one thing, the retention of the trees they campaigned for might be this schemes saving grace.
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Old November 13th, 2012, 08:01 PM   #74
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Disappointing. I'd hoped they'd be trying to drag the city centre down Stretford Road, but in reality the scheme has lost its ambition and leaves Hulme the failed nearly place it currently is.
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Old December 14th, 2012, 02:15 PM   #75
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App for the townhouses & flats,
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101075/MO/2012/S1 | Reserved Matters application (access, appearance, layout and scale) for the erection of 73 four storey townhouses (comprising of 876 student bedrooms) and a six storey block of 37 flats (comprising of 295 student bedrooms) with ancillary office accommodation, three retail units and laundry facilities on the ground floor, following granting of Outline approval granted under application 095557FO/2011/S1
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 11:31 AM   #76
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Sorry. Pictures taken at dawn 22/12.

This one is now above ground and there is plenty of activity across the site. This give the Mancunian Way a different feel, as you enter the city and really help to fill out Hulme.
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 06:17 PM   #77
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I think you guys are getting things confused.

The building under construction now will contain the MMU Faculties of Education, Health, Psychology and Social Care.
Would post a image but don't know how to - but just check the MMU website.

This is a bigger building than you think and will really add massing as you come into town past the site.
Completion Summer 2014.

Capex, I think, is circa £135m, that will give you some idea of the size. That's more than the Business School cost last year.

The townhouses, flats etc will follow.
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 07:05 PM   #78
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The Birley Fields townhouses and flats start construction in January 2013
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 07:23 PM   #79
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I think the student bedrooms are taking up too much of the site myself.
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 07:27 PM   #80
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Up to date renders?








http://www.sheppardrobson.com/projec...ojectID=100256

Is the multi-storey under way as well?

http://www.sccltd.co.uk/news_MMU_Birley.html
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