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On May 4th, Manchester will elect its first city mayor with devolved powers and funding from Westminster. It is part of the UK government's devolution to UK regions programme.

The Manchester Evening News have conducted a post-hustings poll as a prediction of who will win the election. The results are as follows:

Labour 58%
Green 19%
Liberal Dems 9%
Conservative 8%
UKIP 6%

Manchester has always been a left-wing city so the Labour/Green/Lib Dem lead is no surprise and (sadly) cannot be used as a precursor for the UK General Election on June 8th.

Also good to see the racist UKIP and Conservative parties right down at the bottom


Summary of Key Facts from the hustings event

  • Drugs: Liberal Democrats and Greens want to decriminalise drugs in the city.

  • Transport: Liberal Democrats want to expand the Metrolink network to serve between boroughs, rather than simply between suburbs and city. The Green Party will tackle ticket prices. Labour and Conservatives will renationalise Manchester's bus network, bringing bus routes and franchising under city control and allow for integrated ticketing between modes. UKIP have said they won't be investing in the transport network at all, claiming it's fine as it is.

  • Police: Green, Lib Dems and Labour will start to reverse the Conservative's cuts to Greater Manchester Police and start increasing the number of officers on the streets again. Conservatives want to carry on cutting the police budget. UKIP stated that mental health issues and homelessness were not tangible issues (they really are a bunch of fuckers).

  • Housing: currently an enormous issue in Manchester, despite all the apartments under construction! Green Party states that there are too many executive apartments and large homes, there's a need for a larger mix. Labour stated there's too much focus on delivering homes in The City and around the core of the urban area - they will focus on delivering more homes in the Boroughs. Conservatives believe the housing crisis is being caused by developers building homes that are too large (). Conservatives want to set up a £1bn housing fund to build more homes - probably on top of the current £1.5bn Mayoral housing fund which has already delivered thousands of homes in the city.

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No. 8 First St | Great Jackson
Offices | City Zone

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  • Address: No. 8 1st St, Great Jackson, City Zone Manchester M15

  • Architect: Fletcher Priest

  • Floors: 7

  • Office space: 173,600sqft

  • Ground floor retail space: 39,570sqft

  • Occupier: Gazprom Headquarters

  • Developer: Patrizia Immobilien AG, with the Greater Manchester Property Venture Fund (GMPVF)

Current status

Under Construction

Nearest transport





Update at 8 First St today by Slow Burn



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Exchange Court | Greengate
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  • Address: 3 Greengate, Greengate, Salford M3

  • Architect: OMI

  • Floors: 44

  • Height: 130m

  • Number of apartments: 350

  • Developer: Renaker

Current status

Under Construction

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Update at Exchange Court by Slow Burn today

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2-4 Chester Road, Renaker.

Fot those of you who like this kind of info.

A decent read. Definitely worth skimming through. Most of the juicy info is in the 1st PDF.

Pre-construction Information
2-4 Chester Road
Castlefield
Manchester
M15 4QG
New build development Planning » Application Summary



10.0 Crane Layouts

It is our intention to use a total of 2nr luffing jib tower cranes, 1 per block. A final crane layoutscheme is currently being finalised.
Luffing cranes have been selected over saddle cranes to ensurethat there is no over-sailing to the neighbouring properties, train line, highway and footway.
The length of the jibs on the cranes allows the servicing of the entire site whilst also allowing the unloading of wagons from within the site boundary.
They will not be permitted to lift loads over the carriageway or towpath at any time. Floodlighting will be installed to each tower crane mast around 30m up.
The lights will be pointed away from the surrounding properties and turned off at night, active only in working hours.
Low level lighting will provide security and access lighting out of work
hours.

Tower crane 1 will service Block A

Tower crane 2 will service Block B



Planning » Planning Application Documents
http://pa.manchester.gov.uk/online-a...=OONJUEBC0CT00
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Construction News.

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Bardsley has won a deal to build a nine-storey hotel in Manchester designed by architects SimpsonHaugh.
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Port Street, Great Ancoat Street, next to M-One Central, also going up.





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