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Old May 9th, 2011, 05:57 PM   #341
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M&S and Pure Gym sign at Piccadilly Basin

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Marks & Spencer and Pure Gym have signed leases totalling 38,678 sq ft with Town Centre Securities at the Urban Exchange development in Manchester.

There is now just one retail unit of 7,233 sq ft remaining to let to on the ground floor of the 120,000 sq ft building. Other tenants include Aldi and GO Outdoors, which opened on 1 April.

Marks & Spencer signed a lease for a 19,353 sq ft ground floor unit which will become an outlet store. CB Richard Ellis represented Marks & Spencer; Town Centre Securities represented itself.

Twenty-four hour gym operator Pure Gym agreed a 15-year lease for 19,326 sq ft over the lower ground floor. Cushman & Wakefield and BNP Paribas represented Town Centre Securities and Pure Gym was unrepresented.

Yorkshire-based contractor GMI Construction has been appointed to carry out both store fit-outs. Work on the Marks & Spencer outlet is due to begin shortly with the store scheduled to open in the summer.

The deals represent the tail end of the turnaround in fortunes for TCS at the 120,000 sq ft building which was left vacant when Danish furniture retailer Iilva went into administration in 2008.

Edward Ziff, chairman and chief executive of Town Centre Securities, said: "To be in a situation where a prominent building of this magnitude is left vacant presents many challenges and we are incredibly proud to have been able to overcome these to create a successful scheme in the midst of a challenging economic climate. We have always had confidence in the whole Piccadilly Basin scheme as it occupies such a key site within the city of Manchester and the major retailers we now have in occupation will undoubtedly ensure its continued success."

The Manchester offices of BNP Paribas and Cushman & Wakefield are handling enquiries in the remaining retail unit at Urban Exchange.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 02:24 PM   #342
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An interesting little idea for Piccadilly Basin, could it possibly be linked with events at Urban Exchange. I imagine that it will give some fight to Screenfields though if it happens.

Projecting onto the side of the MSCP at Piccadilly Basin.


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Old April 11th, 2012, 02:57 PM   #343
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A few twitter photos from last night when they tested it out.





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Old April 21st, 2012, 05:36 PM   #344
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There appears to be a building of sorts under construction next to the Piccadilly station multi-storey opposite Rail House - they've shut off the road (I think it's Boad Street?) off Store Street and there are a number of concrete columns poking up. Anyone happen to know what this is?
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Old April 21st, 2012, 06:26 PM   #345
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Multi-Storey extension I believe.
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Old April 21st, 2012, 08:23 PM   #346
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Ah, I suspected as much. Thanks.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 08:04 PM   #347
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Q One Agency and Society Agencies take offices at Piccadilly Basin

April 23, 2012

Two fashion agencies, Q One Agency and Society Agencies, are to take offices at 75 Dale Street, part of the Piccadilly Basin development in Manchester.

Each company has taken a floor of the 1,350 sq ft self-contained building, which was the former headquarters of the Rochdale Canal Company. Both agencies specialise in contemporary womenswear and represent a range of independent fashion labels from the UK and abroad, including Numph, Finders Keepers, Second Female, Jovonna, Kelly Ewing and Mina.

The Grade II listed building, dating back to 1808, still has a number of original features including mosaic, stone-flagged and wooden floors, the staircase and feature fireplaces.

The landlord is Leeds-based property investment and development company Town Centre Securities. Michele Quiligotti, firector of Society Agencies, said: “It’s important for us to be right at the heart of the fashion quarter so the location is perfect. It’s great to be in this quirky building that has so much character and it helps us really stand out from the crowd when our customers visit to view the collections.

We’ve even themed the rooms differently to suit the style of the clothes. We already feel really at home in this environment and love it.”

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Old October 4th, 2012, 08:03 PM   #348
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Brief mention of plans for Piccadilly Basin to become a tech hub, including the development of Brownsfield Mill

http://www.cityco.com/news/2012/oct/...ub-manchester/
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Old October 5th, 2012, 10:13 AM   #349
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Brief mention of plans for Piccadilly Basin to become a tech hub, including the development of Brownsfield Mill

http://www.cityco.com/news/2012/oct/...ub-manchester/
Linked to the expansion of the Sharp Project into the city centre as alluded to below? (From the Sharp project thread)

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Old November 18th, 2012, 11:46 PM   #350
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TOWN Centre Securities today said it was continuing to explore development opportunities in Manchester and Leeds.

The property development and investment group, which is based in Leeds, said it was continuing to look at opportunities at Piccadilly Basin in Manchester and looking at bringing its Whitehall Road site in Leeds forward.

The group has also submitted a detailed planning application for its proposed Waitrose store development at Milngavie outside Glasgow.

Commenting on the period from July 1 to November 14, chairman Edward Ziff said: "We have made further progress during the period including our two acquisitions which provide opportunities for future growth.

"I am pleased that we have maintained high occupancy levels in a very competitive market place reflecting our investment in major cities. The current economic environment remains uncertain and our view remains cautious."

The group said its investment portfolio had performed in line with expectations its our car park division had "performed well". The company has seen net debt increase to £152.9m.
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Old January 27th, 2013, 12:16 PM   #351
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Tech Basin

Apps from TCS for works to Brownsfield Mill,
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Change of use of vacant building to Class (B1) Office use and associated elevational alterations including replacement of temporary boarding to windows , lowering of adjacent boundary wall, erection of a substation and associated hard landscaping.

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Old March 31st, 2014, 01:45 PM   #352
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Residents around Piccadilly Basin are to be notified of an Ian Simpson scheme for 91 apartments on the grassed area adjacent to Jackson's Warehouse. The design will be similar to what gained planning permission in 2007.
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Residents and developers clash over plans for 11-storey apartment block in Manchester city centre

Mar 31, 2014 06:00

By Deborah Linton

Residents in a Piccadilly Basin warehouse say the planned 91-apartment plot next door would dwarf the protected red brick warehouse

Residents have locked horns with developers over plans for an 11-storey apartment block in the shadow of one of Manchester city centre’s listed buildings.

People living in grade II listed Jacksons Warehouse, in Piccadilly Basin, say the development of 91 apartments planned for the plot next door would dwarf the protected brick warehouse which dates back to 1836.

They are billing the row over the site, between Tariff Street and the Rochdale Canal, as a repeat of the Jacksons Wharf saga in nearby Castlefield which put residents and developers, Peel Holdings, at odds for years. Both blocks are designed by award winning architect Ian Simpson.

Plans for the vacant Piccadilly site are due to be brought forward by landowners, Town Centre Securities, next month.
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Old March 31st, 2014, 05:12 PM   #353
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Whilst I can understand the tenants objections, any scheme which brings more people and vibrancy into the city centre should be approved (unless it is something monstrous ).

Our city centre population has to undergo exponential growth, and this should be one of the council and private sector's top priorities. If anything I hope where I currently live in the centre will be dwarfed by surrounding buildings over the next decade - it's why I moved to the centre.
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Old March 31st, 2014, 05:16 PM   #354
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I also think there's a laughable aspect to someone who has chosen to live in a bustling city centre and then complain when stuff like this gets planned on their doorstep.

Having said that I agree that the surface car parks should be filled first before even thinking about building on green space
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People won't want to move into the CC if the pubic space and greenery we have there disappears!
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What's that?! A new building might be a bit bigger than one that's nearly two hundred years old? Nooo, stop the concrete mixers NOW!

Seriously, this site is surrounded by unmade car parks and the ugly arse end of Urban Exchange, it's not Castlefield. Nimbyism masquerading as heritage interest.
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This was the original design from 2007 for the Marina Apartments:

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It proposed a 6 storey block which linked to the height of the adjacent Jackson Warehouse. A 9 storey block was proposed towards the back of the plot which would have been less intrusive to the residents I would have thought.

The narrowness of the original wharfsidedesign was poor which could accommodate a few trees as well as bar/restaurant terraces adding vitality to the area.

This will depend on any new design but plonking 11 storeys towards the front of the plot here looks excessive in such proximity to the Listed Warehouse, especially when TCS could easily gain profit from building much higher around what is a barely started scheme.

It is arrogant to suggest that the needs & desires of those investing their own money, time and energy into choosing to live in a city should be less important than the developers & absentee landlords whose Raison d'être is merely short term financial gain. It is those who walk in this city everyday who seem to understand its beauty and potential, over those who would milk their landholdings for all they are worth in the short term, or worse politicians getting chauffeured in & out every day oblivious to their decison-making.

The return to city centre living in the Noughties was sold to the first wave of individual investors as a better way of doing things – currently too much development has abandoned that ideal for uncoordinated planning, lacking both high quality and symmetry as well as investment in the communities (which could develop here if places ever got completed)- through things like green space.

What we really need is a system that makes developers utilize the zombie car park holdings first before eradicating green space which provides a welcome asset for those choosing to live in the city. We need to hold developers to Masterplans which include greenery in the city but also one which balances the aesthetics of important historical areas like Piccadilly Basin to the needs of residents and businesses.

The argument that cities cannot accommodate both is disingenuous especially in a city centre which is probably still under half-undeveloped, with numerous potential car park plots, stalled Masterplans, abandoned industrial units, unviable 1960/70/80’s efforts and low storey buildings awaiting development; it is certainly unimaginative in the least.
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Old April 1st, 2014, 10:12 AM   #358
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It's very annoying that they want to bring forward this development on the plot of land that is currently a park whilst leaving all of the zombie car parks in place. Of course, a park doesn't make you money!

I would hope that the Council would make the developers develop the masterplanned park (different location) before this comes forward but I doubt they will.
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It's very annoying that they want to bring forward this development on the plot of land that is currently a park whilst leaving all of the zombie car parks in place. Of course, a park doesn't make you money!

I would hope that the Council would make the developers develop the masterplanned park (different location) before this comes forward but I doubt they will.
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certainly that suggestion is going in my objection letter!
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