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Old January 30th, 2013, 01:37 AM   #1161
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HISTORIC WATERFRONT TO BE ILLUMINATED BY RUNNERS AS NVAS SPEED OF LIGHT HITS THE QUAYS

Hundreds of runners will create a beautiful human work of art, illuminating The Quays over three nights in March 2013, in a series of extraordinary performances to bring the former-industrial docklands to life in a celebration of movement, light and sound.

Regular visitors to The Quays will be no strangers to seeing joggers make use of Greater Manchester’s waterfront to keep fit, but it’s unlikely they will have seen anything like NVA’s Speed of Light, a remarkable night time event taking place for the first time in England, on Thursday 21, Friday 22 and Saturday 23 March 2013 from 8pm-9pm

Over 400 runners will take part in the extraordinary performance, activating specially designed, individual light suits to bring the urban landscape to life. Each night, runners will animate the canal banks, bridges and public spaces around The Lowry, IWM North (part of Imperial War Museums) and MediaCityUK, home of the University of Salford and BBC North, as they move in choreographed patterns set to a specially commissioned audio accompaniment.


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I saw a dozen guys in these light suits running around Media City a few weeks ago. It was a very surreal sight.
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Old February 6th, 2013, 11:19 PM   #1162
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Subscription only.

However, after a bit of digging.


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6 days ago – One of Greater Manchester's largest and most recognisable office developments is close to being sold to the client of a low-profile Scottish fund ...
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Exchange Quay.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 04:55 PM   #1163
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I was walking past the old @home units in the Lowry Outlet yesterday and noticed some activity inside. I peered through the window but it seems that it has nothing to do with a new tennant moving in. There were lots of boxes with "Speed of Light" written on them. It seem they are using the units as a temporary means for this:

http://nvaspeedoflight.org.uk/page/3...+Light+Salford



It was mentioned earlier in this thead. As I said earlier, I saw them testing out the light suits last month and it looked really fantastic.This is exactly the right type of event that Salford Quays needs to host more of. The Quays really lends itself well to these kinds of public art projects.
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Old March 14th, 2013, 08:47 PM   #1164
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It will be a very good event... and one of only seceral in the world.
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 11:22 AM   #1165
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It will be a very good event... and one of only seceral in the world.
And it was good. Would like to know the system they used to co-ordinate all of the LEDs.

Also, the Watersports Centre has had additional white metal fencing constructed around the little jetty into Ontario Basin. The aim seems to be to create a place where they can leave equipment set up on a more permanent basis; most notably a new motorised tow system for wakeboarding. Saw some people using it last week and it looks fantastic fun! Two big jumps set up in the basin too.
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 03:35 PM   #1166
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And it was good. Would like to know the system they used to co-ordinate all of the LEDs.

Also, the Watersports Centre has had additional white metal fencing constructed around the little jetty into Ontario Basin. The aim seems to be to create a place where they can leave equipment set up on a more permanent basis; most notably a new motorised tow system for wakeboarding. Saw some people using it last week and it looks fantastic fun! Two big jumps set up in the basin too.
Good to know it was a success, hope fully it will spur even more events to the Quays
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Old April 2nd, 2013, 06:22 PM   #1167
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This is exactly the right type of event that Salford Quays needs to host more of. The Quays really lends itself well to these kinds of public art projects.
Speed of Light Installation 21st March 2013.
http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=d0m0PCNVdR8


http://nvaspeedoflight.org.uk/page/3...+Light+Salford
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Old April 12th, 2013, 12:34 AM   #1168
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Going back to this project - Erie basin. Some of you may have seen this all ready - looks like they could build these either side of the Anchorage

http://www.chapmantaylor.com/en/proj...erie-basin/en/

new pic? further up next to NV buildings



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Old April 12th, 2013, 12:44 AM   #1169
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*The Alexandra Building (Harbour City)
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Old April 15th, 2013, 10:26 AM   #1170
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*The Alexandra Building (Harbour City)
God that's ugly - reminds me of the towers of the Vogon Constructor Fleet (ref: HHGTTG) :-S
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 06:08 PM   #1171
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Really wasn't sure where to put this. I must admit that the line up of stalls looks quite impressive. It looks nearly as good as the Manchester food festival. Worth a look this weekend. I have noticed the stalls are all out and ready to trade from tomorrow. Hope the weather stays fine for them.



http://www.lowryoutletfoodfestival.co.uk/
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 07:19 PM   #1172
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Really wasn't sure where to put this. I must admit that the line up of stalls looks quite impressive. It looks nearly as good as the Manchester food festival. Worth a look this weekend. I have noticed the stalls are all out and ready to trade from tomorrow. Hope the weather stays fine for them.



http://www.lowryoutletfoodfestival.co.uk/
Hope so to 'er indoors and the rest of the family are going.

Me, being a bloke am not!
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Old May 3rd, 2013, 07:54 PM   #1173
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I saw it on TV actually but it didn't do enough to entice me I'm afraid
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Old May 5th, 2013, 05:59 PM   #1174
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I went to the Lowry Gallery today and was surprised at just how busy the food festival was!! Loads of stalls selling a variety of stuff.



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Old May 5th, 2013, 07:21 PM   #1175
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That's really refreshing to see. It really is incredible how some of the simplest and traditional events can be the biggest draw. The Quays suits being busy, hopefully it will be more so in the future!
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Old May 14th, 2013, 11:49 AM   #1176
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First i'd heard about this application - anyone heard about this?

http://www.insidermedia.com/insider/...t_news_tracker

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Major mixed-use Salford scheme blocked

A major mixed-use scheme planned at Salford Quays has been thrown out by the government amid fears it would "unacceptably hamper" the area's development.

Huddersfield-based cash and carry chain Batleys had been hoping to build two hotels, mixed-use accommodation comprising 755,000 sq ft of office, 12,350 sq ft of leisure and 15,275 sq ft of retail space, up to 75 apartments, a medical centre and a 1,331 space multi-storey car park.

Batleys appealed against Salford City Council's non-determination of the original outline application which then went before a public inquiry last autumn and was rejected.

Communities secretary Eric Pickles has now agreed with the inquiry inspector and decided the appeal should be dismissed and planning permission refused.

The project would have been built on land Batleys owns off Ohio Avenue close to MediaCity.

The site is 6.6 acres and currently has a surface level car park and 100,100 sq ft single-storey cash and carry warehouse.

Batleys had requested that the secretary of state reduce the office space within the plan by 25 per cent, down to 556,400 sq ft, but this was dismissed as "inappropriate" without a proper consultation.

In his ruling, Pickles wrote: "The significance of Salford Quays to the local, regional and national economy is not in doubt but that makes it all the more important to maximise the effective and efficient use of the opportunities that remain.

"Granting planning permission for the appeal scheme now, albeit with the reduced level office floorspace proposed by the appellants, would unacceptably hamper the development of Salford Quays.

"Although (there is) potential for further development, the local infrastructure – particularly local highways and public transport – is a constraint.

"The development or redevelopment of sites needs to be co-ordinated to ensure the appropriate infrastructure is in place."

Batleys had not responded to a request for comment at the time of publication.
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See this thread

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Old May 14th, 2013, 12:19 PM   #1178
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In other words we want Peel to develop this land, nobody else.
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Old May 14th, 2013, 12:20 PM   #1179
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Old May 14th, 2013, 06:16 PM   #1180
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And what exactly are Peel doing with the site at this very moment in time?
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