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Old January 22nd, 2009, 12:12 AM   #81
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the gloves are on to deliver the sleekest piece of Manchester’s upper east side

Cant work out if thats good or weird when you talk about ancoats
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Old January 22nd, 2009, 08:09 PM   #82
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is the tower being built
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Old January 25th, 2009, 12:39 AM   #83
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don't think it's been started yet, boi-o
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Old December 14th, 2009, 12:33 AM   #84
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Wouldn't it be great if McCabe decided to build the tower after all. (render below)

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11:04 | 11.12.09

By Doug Morrison

Kevin McCabe’s Scarborough Group has returned to the mainstream residential sector with the acquisition of Milliners Wharf, a newly built apartment block in New Islington, Manchester.

Scarborough has bought the property and an adjacent development site from Santander, marking the group’s highest profile residential investment since it sold its stake in developer Fairbriar in 2008.

The two sides completed the off-market transaction last week with a spokesman for Scarborough describing the acquisition as “opportunistic”. Neither Scarborough nor Santander would disclose the price.

Santander completed Milliners Wharf after taking control of the half-built scheme in 2008 when the original developer, City Lofts, collapsed into administration. Of the scheme’s 261 flats, 140 have been pre-sold and 20 leased.

Though the group owns residential assets in Leeds and Edinburgh, Milliners Wharf and the accompanying land represent a major return to the sector for Scarborough. Sources in Manchester said Scarborough had been in negotiations since at least the summer.

The development site comes with planning permission for a 420-flat tower and 30,000 sq ft of commercial space although it is understood that Scarborough is considering drawing up revised plans for the site.

In February 2008, Scarborough sold its Fairbriar stake to Frasers Property, the development arm of Singaporean conglomerate Fraser & Neave. Five months later the credit crunch forced construction to stop on Fairbriar’s biggest scheme – the Lumiere joint venture with KW Linfoot in Leeds.

The Milliners Wharf deal, meanwhile, coincides with the imminent sale of a portfolio of six other ex-City Loft apartment blocks, which had gone on the market last month for £23m.

It is understood that selling agent Allsop has accepted individual bids for the Properties in Cardiff, Leeds, Newcastle, Salford, Liverpool and Sandiacre near Nottingham.

Allsop is selling the assets on behalf of Jon Gershinson, partner at Allsop, who was appointed last year by HBOS, now Lloyds Banking Group, as receiver of City Lofts’ unsold properties.

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Old June 9th, 2010, 06:02 PM   #85
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Wouldn't it be great if McCabe decided to build the tower after all. (render below)

The tower is quite successful although the sloping-fronted building to the site is much better - it reflects the neighbouring Islington Wharf development.

Is anybody on here living in one of the Milliners Wharf apartments yet? We're keen to get some feedback about quality, detailing, etc.

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Old June 9th, 2010, 06:58 PM   #86
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I am afraid to say that this building turned not as well as i expected. The swich from bronze cladding to grey stuff made a huge difference.
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Old November 23rd, 2012, 07:25 PM   #87
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Taken from the SSC vault.

Any hope of ever seeing the tower built are over.

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Erection of 2 no. 8 storey blocks to form 145 residential apartments with associated access, car parking and landscaping and erection of A1 Retail Unit (316sqm) with associated car parking, servicing, access and landscaping.
Milliners Wharf Phase 2 Munday Street Off Pollard Street Manchester M4 7BD

Ref. No: 100991/FO/2012/N2 | Received: Tue 20 Nov 2012 | Validated: Wed 21 Nov 2012 | Status: Application Pending Consideration







Most of what you really need to know is here.

http://www.publicaccess.manchester.g...1-dsx-0001.pdf

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http://www.publicaccess.manchester.g...991/FO/2012/N2
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Old December 21st, 2012, 12:19 AM   #88
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Not sure but I don't think we've seen this one?

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100991/FO/2012/N2 | Erection of 2 no. 8 storey blocks to form 145 residential apartments with associated access, car parking and landscaping and erection of A1 Retail Unit (316sqm) with associated car parking, servicing, access and landscaping. | Milliners Wharf Phase 2 Munday Street Off Pollard Street Manchester M4 7BD
http://pa.manchester.gov.uk/online-a...=MDSHWLBC6K000

Application pending consideration for Milliners Wharf Phase 2, pdf design access statement here

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lol, green tram!?



To be built at Munday Street just off Pollard St in New Islington. Should sit well with the new tram line
Resurrected the Phase 1 thread, thought we could just continue it.
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Old December 21st, 2012, 02:19 AM   #89
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Oh dear.

It might not be the worst new-build you'll see in Ancoats but it's a clear step down from the original proposal. Where have those sleek angles and open glass vistas gone?

No taste, no originality, no effort. Very disappointing.

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Old December 21st, 2012, 10:01 AM   #90
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Not sure what the original proposals were or what they looked like, but two points of interest regarding this proposal:-

1) It would've been nice if the block's front facade (first picture) could have been aligned/run parallel with the tramline to form a nice neat slender curve in the side of the building. That would've been ace.

2) I don't like the street interaction at all. First picture again, the scene on the bottom left looks like one from Salford Quays - cars parked in front of the building, flimsy bushes separating that from the pavement.. and a dreaded 2 meter high gate.

All in all, not very appetising but it'll certainly add depth and more density to this area - and is certainly a very good filler.



Also - where is New Islington tram stop planned to go? Is it right in front of this building?
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Old December 21st, 2012, 10:40 AM   #91
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As long as it hides the lumpen dull turd of an edifice that is Phase I from sight, I have no problems with it...

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Old December 21st, 2012, 11:47 AM   #92
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VDB: New Islington tram stop is on the opposite side of Munday Street - so in the second rendering, it's roughly where the tram is
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Old December 22nd, 2012, 10:36 AM   #93
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It's good to see schemes coming back to life, if not in the same form. Of course this will be adjusted to lower property values. The brick loos good in the render, the unfortunate thing is the ground floor parking instead of underground. But those inconvenient costs raise their head again and I suppose this is to far out of the centre to sell as car free living.
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Old December 24th, 2012, 10:58 AM   #94
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The block itself is OK, but it's another midrise plotfiller, so much so that there's not even any pavements. This sets a very bad precedent. I hate that ground floor parking. It's an overdevelopment. No no no.
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Old December 24th, 2012, 01:36 PM   #95
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The parking aspect is utter shit. I'm still angry that phase 1 doesn't include any path next to the canal.
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Old December 24th, 2012, 07:00 PM   #96
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Is this just a depressing sign of the times? It makes me sad to say that the original proposal was so much better than this and yet the original proposal itself could only just be classed as average at best. This decade could see us become more and more like Leeds...
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Old May 14th, 2013, 12:54 PM   #97
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They've revised the phase 2 app. L shaped blocks have become rectangular (so they're not as close to phase 1), slightly amended cladding, the raised garden has increased in size and links to the first floor. Still has the undercroft parking.

Proposed retail block is now only an outline app.

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Old August 13th, 2013, 10:35 PM   #98
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Planning decision due on Thursday apparently: http://www.manchestereveningnews.co....m-view-5711249
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Old August 13th, 2013, 10:40 PM   #99
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Looks poor. Very Leeds-esque. Will probably get permission considering some of MCCs bizarre approvals on poorly designed buildings in the past 3 years or so.
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Old August 15th, 2013, 05:37 PM   #100
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It's been approved
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