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Old January 16th, 2013, 07:38 PM   #3961
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Manchester and (from memory) I think Salford have their planning meetings tomorrow.

At the Manchester meeting they'll be discussing the following that are recommended for approval;

- Graphene Institute, 5 floors
- Refurbishment of Gateway House, Piccadilly
- St Peter's Square Metrolink & square redevelopment
- Airport City

... amongst others; http://www.manchester.gov.uk/egov_do...nuary_2013.pdf


At the Salford meeting - which I can't find the .pdf for - they'll be discussing;

- Hotel la Tour, 14 stories, and
- the Springfield Lane foodstore and apartments.
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Old January 16th, 2013, 10:15 PM   #3962
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I doubt it JRB, the returns aren't there. I've dealt with a lot of investors who are simply selling up and 'investing' in other cities [...] a lot of the houses they are selling seem to be going to families.


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At the Manchester meeting they'll be discussing the following that are recommended for approval;

- the future of science as we know it
- the future of a landmark building next to a national railway terminus
- the future of the site famous for the Peterloo Massacre
- the future of the third largest airport in all Great Britain

At the Salford meeting - which I can't find the .pdf for - they'll be discussing;

- a budget hotel
- a budget supermarket
blimey it's all happening IN Salford

...I only jest, Salfordians!

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Old January 16th, 2013, 10:35 PM   #3963
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Enough said!

blimey it's all happening IN Salford

...I only jest, Salfordians!
Bit mean, but I can see where you're coming from!
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Old January 17th, 2013, 10:55 PM   #3964
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Leader of the Council @SirRichardLeese is hosting a Q&A tomorrow 4-5pm on Twitter. To take part tweet him and use the hashtag #asktheleader
I'll pose a question:

"Sir Richard, when you met McGloughlin yesterday, were you happy with the HS2 phase 2 proposals insofar as it's benefits to Manchester, and what detail can you divulge?"
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Old January 20th, 2013, 09:51 PM   #3965
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Cracking short video. Well worth a look.

Destination Guide: Manchester http://www.citmagazine.com/manchester-guide
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Old January 20th, 2013, 10:33 PM   #3966
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January 2013 Construction Update

Also posted in the Development Forum.

It's time for an update. Here's a list of all the U/C and Approved projects in and around Central Manchester currently. There's also a few proposed projects. I've also added a dedicated transport section now because we seem to investing a lot of time and effort into our infrastructure, which is absolutely no bad thing!

U/C Projects are in blue

Approved Projects which are likely to start soon are in purple

Approved Projects which will maybe start, maybe won't are in grey

Proposed projects are in orange






Building Projects currently Under Construction (U/C)


Number 1 St Peter's Square | 14 stories | U/C

Library and Town Hall Extension Redevelopment | U/C

Sillivan Way | 17 floors & other resi blocks | U/C

Bengal St Apartments | 10, 8 & 6 floors | U/C

Citylabs | Oxford Road | 5 floors | U/C

MMU Student Campus Masterplan | Birley Fields, Hulme | U/C

Derwent St Apartments | Ordsall | 4, 8 & 10 floors | U/C

Irish World Heritage Centre | Queens, North Manchester | U/C

Riverside House Apartments | Blackfriars | 5 floors | U/C

Soapworks | 380,000 sqft office space + retail | Ordsall Riverside | U/C

Ordsall Park Phase 2 | Ordsall | New Apartments surrounding the park | ~ 4 floors | U/C

Ibis Hotel & Fabrica | Great Ancoats St | 7fl hotel, 5fl offices | U/C - Phase 2 due to start soon

ITV Studios & Coronation St | Trafford Wharf | U/C

Meia Hotel | 11 Floors | First St | U/C

Home Cultural Centre | First St | U/C

Whitworth Art Gallery Extension | U/C

Aniline Site | Manchester City FC Training Ground | U/C

Brunswick Estate Regeneration | 522 new homes and retail area | U/C





Building Projects which are currently approved


Regeneration of Old Trafford | ~ 100 new homes | Approved

Hotel La Tour | Salford | 14 floors | Approved

Block E3 Apartments | Chapel St | 6 floors | Approved


River St Tower | 42 floors | Approved

Gary Neville's Hotel | Old Trafford | 10 floors | Approved

Motel One | Piccadilly | 14 floors | Approved


Exchange Quay Towers | 24 floor office block | 12 floor hotel | Approved

Odeon Site Office Block | ~ 14 floors | Offices | Approved

Peterloo House 3 St Peter's Square | ~ 14 stories | Approved


New Islington Milliner's Wharf Phase 2 | Residential Block | 8 floors | Approved

Indigo Hotel | Victoria | 11 floors | Approved

Redevelopment of Hanover House | Offices & Market Retail | Victoria | Approved

Hathersage Road Apartments | Victoria Park | 6 floors | Approved

Apartments on Ordsall Riverside | 8-10 floors | Approved






Transport (Electrification, Station Redevelopment & Metrolink) Projects


Metrolink East Manchester to Droylsden | Due to open Feb 11th | U/C

Metrolink to Rochdale | 5 new stations | U/C

Metrolink to East Didsbury | 5 new stations | U/C


Metrolink 2nd City Crossing | 1 new station | Approved

Expansion of Metrolink Station at St Peter's Square | Approved

Expansion of Metrolink Station at Victoria | Approved


Salford Crescent Train Station Redevelopment | U/C

Metrolink Oldham Town Centre Line | 4 new stations | U/C

Metrolink Rochdale Town Centre Line | 1 new station | U/C

Metrolink Airport Line | 15 new stations | U/C


New Metrolink Station at Queens Road | Queens, North Manchester | Approved

Metrolink Port Salford Line | ~ 9 new stations | Proposed

Metrolink Wythenshawe Loop Line | ~ 2 new stations | Proposed

Metrolink Tram Train to Wigan, Rose Hill, Glossop, Hadfield and Marple | ~ 50 new stations | Proposed

Expansion and Redevelopment of Deansgate-Castlefield Station | Proposed


Electrification of line to Liverpool via Newton le Willows | U/C

Electrification of line to Bolton & Blackpool | Approved

Electrification of line to Rochdale & Leeds | Approved

Electrification of line to Stalybridge & Huddersfield | Approved

Redevelopment of Victoria Station | Approved - work starts in March


Ordsall Curve & Northern Hub | Approved

Expansion of Piccadilly | 2 new platforms | Proposed

Oxford Road Station | Reutilisation of elevator and subway access | Approved / U/C
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 07:28 PM   #3967
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Just a thought .

Is anyone else thinking something is not right with all these young men being found dead in canals and rivers the last couiple of years , it just seems strange .
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 08:02 PM   #3968
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Just a thought .

Is anyone else thinking something is not right with all these young men being found dead in canals and rivers the last couiple of years , it just seems strange .
Not that strange, rather drunk after a night out, walk home by a canal, trip/stagger and fall in. It's why they put that glass fence on Canal Street...
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Old January 22nd, 2013, 08:05 PM   #3969
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plus a few think it would be 'fun' to go for a swim, not realising their inability or how cold it might be
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Old January 27th, 2013, 02:39 PM   #3970
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Does anyone know whether this art gallery is still going ahead in Spinningfields?

http://www.fcmoca.co.uk/

'FC MoCA is due to open in Manchester in England in fall of 2007. With its 25,000 square feet, FC MoCA will be one of the largest private museums in Great Britain and among the most substantial international contemporary art institutions in the country. '

There was an article on Frank Cohen in the FT at the weekend:

http://www.ft.com/cms/s/0/59081f00-6...0779fd2ac.html

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'Cohen believed that his hometown, Manchester, which has a storied music scene but has never had much of an art equivalent, might be interested in making a space available. “But they’ve not done anything about giving me a place to do my shows,” he says. “The city council own some beautiful buildings. It’s just stupid! Anything I do, I’ve paid for myself. I don’t even get any sponsorship. Give me an old fire station! I spent about three years on this.'
Apologies for resurrecting such an old post. We've know this idea was dead for a long time, but this article in the paper today finally draws a line under things with the announcement of a central London home for this collection.

http://www.guardian.co.uk/artanddesi...ry-billionaire

It would be interesting to know the behind the scenes story of the original FCMoMA plans/collapse.

Also the fire station quote, which was made almost 6 years ago now makes for a depressing reminder of how little has changed over time... hopefully moveupandon can inspire a better outcome on this front for when we look back on todays post in 2019.
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Old January 27th, 2013, 02:53 PM   #3971
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Just a thought .

Is anyone else thinking something is not right with all these young men being found dead in canals and rivers the last couiple of years , it just seems strange .
Think this may be more down to the fact that they're having nights out in places that have quiet surroundings i.e. Warehouse Project in Trafford Park / Salford. If someone was to get in trouble in a canal down there then there won't be any passers-by to help. Also there's not great late night transport from out there so people attempt to walk home along the canal.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 09:45 AM   #3972
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Manchester regains global top 30 spot for MBA
29th January 2013

By Chris Barry - Editor, North West


MANCHESTER Business School has regained its top 30 place in the Global MBA Rankings.

Last year MBS slipped to 31st, but has now been ranked 29th overall - meaning the institution is back to where it was in 2011.

In the survey, which is topped by Ivy Leage duo Harvard Business School and Stanford Graduate School of Business, Lancaster University Management Scool was unchanged at 71st, but some 30 places below its rank of 41st in 2011.

Lancaster though was ranked 4th overall for the best value MBA, compared to Manchester's 48th. This ranks the institutions by the value of their alumni's salaries, compared with course length, fees and other costs.

Just nine UK institutions make the top 100. The others are: London Business School; University of Cambridge, Judge; University of Oxford, Said; Warwick University Business School; Cranfield School of Management; City University, Cass; Imperial College Business School; University of Bath School of Management and University of Strathclyde.

Professor Michael Luger, Dean of Manchester Business School said: “We're immensely proud of our alumni who have achieved such outstanding career success since leaving us.

"In a tough economic climate investing in your career progression by taking one of the world’s best MBAs is a crucial decision and return on investment is key.

“Manchester’s programme stretches our MBAs - both intellectually and practically. We invest significantly in the amount of client contact our MBAs experience throughout the 18-month programme, which is designed to ensure the original thinking they learn is applied to solve business challenges in the real world."

The Global MBA Rankings are published annually by the Financial Times.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 11:06 PM   #3973
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Whilst approaching Piccadilly on the train on Sunday, I saw a couple of not very tall T cranes being erected in the general vicinity of Eastlands.
Anyone know what they're there for?
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Whilst approaching Piccadilly on the train on Sunday, I saw a couple of not very tall T cranes being erected in the general vicinity of Eastlands.
Anyone know what they're there for?
The training academy buildings.
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Old January 29th, 2013, 11:25 PM   #3975
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Old January 30th, 2013, 09:47 AM   #3976
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Royal Exchange Building up for sale:

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Old February 6th, 2013, 08:28 PM   #3977
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Can only do more good than bad I suppose?

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Fletcher bangs the drum for Manchester

6th February 2013

ENTREPRENEUR Scott Fletcher, founder and chairman of ANS Group, has urged international technology firms to invest in Manchester.

Speaking at Google’s tech city campus in London on Tuesday, Mr Fletcher, a member of the Greater Manchester Local Enterprise Partnership, said too many major businesses believe the UK begins and ends with London.

The former child actor founded ANS Group when he was 22 and has grown the company into one of Manchester’s fastest-growing technology companies with annual revenues of £50m.

He was speaking at the guest of Shadow Business Secretary Chuka Umunna MP, at an event to promote entrepreneurialism and business growth in technology and related sectors.

He said: “The UK suffers from the fact that many companies, especially international corporations investing here, think that business starts and finishes in London.

"We mustn’t ignore the world-class transport, technology and talent infrastructure that cities like Manchester have to offer. The BBC has shown vision and leadership by moving a big section of its operations into MediaCity in Manchester, where it produces content that’s sold and exported across the world.

"I would encourage companies like Google and other leading international tech firms to look at what the BBC has achieved and look beyond London towards Manchester for future opportunities.”
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Old February 8th, 2013, 10:51 AM   #3978
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Just heard from my Mrs there's a bomb alert in Piccadilly, dont know if that's Gardens or Station


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Presuming the EML line is running between Piccadilly and Droylsden.

Suspect package on Portland street/new York street
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Old February 8th, 2013, 10:52 AM   #3979
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Aye 100m cordon and evacuation in Manchester Bomb Scare this morning;

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co....r-city-1300384
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@MM_newsonline: Police tell MM that Manchester bomb went off in controlled explosion - full story emerging: http://t.co/WOlYBjOq
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