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Old January 28th, 2013, 11:21 AM   #201
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I think Monroe's should stay. The windows of the new hotel line up with it perfectly!
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Old January 28th, 2013, 12:46 PM   #202
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Monroes's must stay to maintain a manchester character - if it went those buildings could be anywhere!
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Old January 28th, 2013, 01:22 PM   #203
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I like this. It's sleek, modern, minimalist, bright and white. What's not to like?

I have to say though, I think that Monroes kind of spoils it a bit.
Blast the white paint away, and rename it, it'd be ok.
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Old March 1st, 2013, 04:46 PM   #204
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1st of March today.
Walked past this earlier, nothing whatsoever happening on site.
Any news anyone?
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Old March 1st, 2013, 05:33 PM   #205
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A new sign went up on the front of the former Hotel International yesterday, showing a render of the proposed Hotel and a few bits of information (don't know what exactly as I was viewing it from across the road).
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Old March 1st, 2013, 07:25 PM   #206
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yeah, saw those when passing. It's just a render (like the ones shown on this forum) with the name of the operator. Nothing about timescales etc.....reminded me eerily of the Origin site signage that is still up there.
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Old March 6th, 2013, 09:55 AM   #207
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A few pre demo shots. Several high-vis people milling about, including I think Russells Construction.











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Old March 6th, 2013, 06:06 PM   #208
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Thanks nq. When is demolition due to begin do you know?
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Old March 6th, 2013, 10:52 PM   #209
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Major demolition in around a month's time, according to someone who was about. Guess they've got internal strip out before that (asbestos?).
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Old March 6th, 2013, 11:57 PM   #210
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It is a bit of a shame those buildings cannot be saved somehow, I think that kind of kwirky brick building is one of the things outsiders like me like about Manchester. For me, the best solution would be to incorporate the old into the new, you dont see this done often enough. If your ever in Glasgow (my home city) I urge you to visit the Lighthouse - a Victorian Mackintosh tower in the city centre that has an ultra modern art centre built 'on to' it. The merge is far from seamless, but such contrast is all to often underused I think. It always reminds me of the mish-mash NewYork in futurama...



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Old March 10th, 2013, 04:50 PM   #211
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The bus lane has been suspended around the fire station yesterday to allow cars to pass because the lane infront of this scheme has been annexed. It's going to be a tough job to demolish these buildings. Brick by brick jobbie. It's a challenging site to construct too. they've got to dig the huge foundations out and basically hold up monroes on 2 sides. I would imagine the developer tried to buy them out too and failed.
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Old March 15th, 2013, 05:29 PM   #212
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From peeler2007 on Flickr.

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Old April 20th, 2013, 10:39 AM   #213
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From Flickr, it looks as though demolition is about to begin on Hotel International

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Old April 20th, 2013, 11:24 AM   #214
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We just need to hope they start building as soon as the demo is complete. This is a decent sized construction project for us in the City Centre.
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Old April 20th, 2013, 11:39 PM   #215
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We just need to hope they start building as soon as the demo is complete. This is a decent sized construction project for us in the City Centre.
There have been issues with the drainage and some other unexpected issues. all the flats drains go through the basement of the building. There is also an old river / stream below the basement level. I don't know much more than I think its been sorted now.

P.S. Monroes own the building and refused to sell.

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Old April 23rd, 2013, 05:10 PM   #216
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There have been issues with the drainage and some other unexpected issues. all the flats drains go through the basement of the building. There is also an old river / stream below the basement level. I don't know much more than I think its been sorted now..
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Old April 23rd, 2013, 08:29 PM   #217
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Monroe's is going to end up looking like that old block in the film "Batteries Not Included". Hands up if you remember that..
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Old April 23rd, 2013, 09:08 PM   #218
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Can I just clarify, they are knocking the old buildings down in this photo:


And the 'Hotel International' in this photo:


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Old April 23rd, 2013, 09:34 PM   #219
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Apart from the middle one in your first photo, I really wouldn't save any of the other buildings. Particulary in context with this area, with its high-density office buildings. Just because they're old does not mean they're good
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Old April 23rd, 2013, 10:10 PM   #220
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Apart from the middle one in your first photo, I really wouldn't save any of the other buildings. Particulary in context with this area, with its high-density office buildings. Just because they're old does not mean they're good
The middle one is the back of the hotel. It's all really one building (apart from monroes). The white one is staying.
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