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Old December 12th, 2009, 02:41 PM   #41
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Why do you say that nerd? This could be used to bring a bit of life to London road, which is currently a rather desolate canyon.
It certainly is. Some street-level life to mirror the new stuff (Piccadilly Place?) would be welcome. But why not develop both sites? That Avis site is just begging for something at least slightly tall
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Old December 12th, 2009, 02:41 PM   #42
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Why do you say that nerd? This could be used to bring a bit of life to London road, which is currently a rather desolate canyon.
I would like to see a building on the island site; but not a tower, which would only make London road more canyon-like in my view - as well as blocking the view of the Old Fire Station;

.. and I really don't like the Avis building.
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Old December 23rd, 2009, 10:06 AM   #43
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Hodder and Reinke vie for Gateway House job

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Old March 16th, 2010, 11:02 PM   #44
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Gateway House designs

taken from http://lookupmanchester.blogspot.com...6_archive.html

Stephen Reinke with 17 storey tower



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Old March 16th, 2010, 11:07 PM   #45
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just noticed they have been posted b4 and bigger lol



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Old May 15th, 2010, 03:04 PM   #46
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For those who haven't seen this down at Cube, another design from Hodder:










Something from Aedas:







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Old May 15th, 2010, 03:29 PM   #47
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Unusual. Looks as if both models shows Piccadilly approach as pedestrianised with the arse-end becoming the point of entrance for Metroshuttle, taxis and transport police. Aedas have scrapped the original gateway house completely by the looks of it.
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Old May 15th, 2010, 03:46 PM   #48
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Don't like either personally, but the Hodder proposal seems more appropriate than the Aedas one, even though the central island building looks out of place in terms of shape. The Aedas building looks good, but not to replace Gateway House and not with that public realm space in the bottom photo which looks like a 70's campus. Its all well and good having trees and park space in cities in the right areas, but that will bring Piccadilly Gardens and everything that comes with it, to the door of the station.
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Old May 15th, 2010, 04:23 PM   #49
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Love the Aedas one, not as keen on the Hodder. The building wedged between the station and PP looks very tightly packed and with it all being the same height it doesn't do the area any favours. The Aedas seems to have a bit more height and well its a cracking building, I've no problem with seeing Gateway house going tbh.
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Old July 26th, 2010, 11:50 PM   #50
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Hodder + Partners win competion

Not sure how this slipped through...

http://www.hodderandpartners.com/new...ay-development

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Hodder + Partners has won an invited competition for the redevelopment of Gateway House and Station Approach adjacent to Piccadilly Station in Manchester for Realty Estates.

This mixed-use project comprises the refurbishment and conversion of the iconic Seifert building providing 50,000 sq ft retail space, 86,500 sq ft offices and a 200 bed hotel, together with a new 60,000 sq ft office building to London Road and a reworking of the public realm fronting Piccadilly Station. The scheme will represent a significant contribution to the urban structure around the Station and a new gateway to the City.
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Old July 27th, 2010, 12:05 AM   #51
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Not sure how this slipped through...

http://www.hodderandpartners.com/new...ay-development

Gateway Development
Posted: 12.07.10

Hodder + Partners has won an invited competition for the redevelopment of Gateway House and Station Approach adjacent to Piccadilly Station in Manchester for Realty Estates.

This mixed-use project comprises the refurbishment and conversion of the iconic Seifert building providing 50,000 sq ft retail space, 86,500 sq ft offices and a 200 bed hotel, together with a new 60,000 sq ft office building to London Road and a reworking of the public realm fronting Piccadilly Station. The scheme will represent a significant contribution to the urban structure around the Station and a new gateway to the City.
Good find Vision.

Makes sense TBH. At least we keep the original building and get another 60,000 sq ft office block, as well as another hotel. Should add to an already impressive entrance to the city centre.
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Old July 27th, 2010, 01:03 AM   #52
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Good news. Best choice imo.
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Old July 27th, 2010, 07:37 AM   #53
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Meh.


Missed a golden opportunity with the Reinke one though.
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Old July 27th, 2010, 11:23 AM   #54
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Is anything being done to encourage pedestrians to the other side of the station? I thought the problem was the existing building acts as a barrier.
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Old July 27th, 2010, 12:22 PM   #55
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Where does the free bus go?
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Old July 27th, 2010, 01:09 PM   #56
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Meh.


Missed a golden opportunity with the Reinke one though.
I preferred the others, but this was bound to win based on key and time to complete, especially as it looks like they've ditched the slender tower in favour of a 6/7 storey rotund structure. This would give more space at lower end of the station approach for the bus to terminate?

This also opens up the option to add more food outlets (like at Euston Station) at the Station Entrance which now becomes a decent public space.
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Old July 27th, 2010, 01:50 PM   #57
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I'd like to see it from other angles.

It's fairly underwhelming as a development, but then if the current building can be adapted beyond it's current short-falls then there could still be plenty of life in Station Approach as a functioning part of this developing street-scape.
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Old July 27th, 2010, 10:21 PM   #58
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I've got a feeling it'll look a lot worse than those renders once it's done.

What's the obsession with refurbishments lately? It's bad enough we're keeping Manchester House but now we've got this one too. I was hoping for a complete redesign of the area to improve pedestrian flow around the station.
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Old July 27th, 2010, 10:28 PM   #59
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My only fear with this option is the narrow end with buildings towering on both sides might be a bit dark and clasutrophobic, at least thats my impression from the model.
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Old July 28th, 2010, 10:03 AM   #60
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You suddenly stick a colour chart to a building and its an exciting redevelopment scheme Boring!
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