daily menu » rate the banner | guess the city | one on oneforums map | privacy policy | DMCA | news magazine

Go Back   SkyscraperCity > European Forums > UK & Ireland Architecture Forums > Projects and Construction > Manchester Metro Area

Manchester Metro Area For Manchester, Salford and the surrounding area.



Reply

 
Thread Tools
Old December 22nd, 2011, 05:49 PM   #1
LNGCats
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 13,785
Likes (Received): 326

Remember the boom years? When the giddy amongst us would create huge lists of what we expected/hoped for in the following year?

By the winter solstice each subforum would have it's own thread with giddiness galore.

Suppose it is a sign of the times that those threads no longer get created, any way, my thoughts on what I reckon we will see in 2012.

Very slow, frustrating progress with TMS, no new openings until December next year and then only to Mumps. Nothing on the Ashton line.

HS2 bill will start it's way through Whitehall, but no mention of Manchester in the initial legislation.

Detailed plans for Brum to Manc HS2 published in the summer.

In Q3 LBG announce they are moving the north west operations to Spinningfields.

Credit becomes increasingly hard to come by, beckoning a new economic reality. Large scale residential build in central areas are over, city centre developments are only business by the end of the year.

Probably more, but cannot think of right now.
__________________
I really do know fuck all

2+2=4 no matter what your opinion is

My favourite colour being red makes me no more or less intelligent than someone who prefers green.
LNGCats no está en línea   Reply With Quote

Sponsored Links
 
Old December 22nd, 2011, 06:03 PM   #2
thecityofgold
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,527
Likes (Received): 100

A major foreign bank will sign up to a 200m tower in Spinningfields, with ground being broken by end 2012.

The UK's position outside the Eurozone will bring consolidating global businesses into the UK, with Manchester the prime beneficiary.
thecityofgold no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 22nd, 2011, 06:07 PM   #3
LNGCats
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 13,785
Likes (Received): 326

Quote:
Originally Posted by thecityofgold
A major foreign bank will sign up to a 200m tower in Spinningfields, with ground being broken by end 2012.

The UK's position outside the Eurozone will bring consolidating global businesses into the UK, with Manchester the prime beneficiary.
And you will give up the wacky baclub?
__________________
I really do know fuck all

2+2=4 no matter what your opinion is

My favourite colour being red makes me no more or less intelligent than someone who prefers green.
LNGCats no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 22nd, 2011, 06:10 PM   #4
Meadows
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Location: Kaohsiung/Manchester/Llandudno
Posts: 151
Likes (Received): 3

so optimistic and cheery that I nearly topped myself reading it.
Meadows no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 22nd, 2011, 06:20 PM   #5
thecityofgold
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Posts: 1,527
Likes (Received): 100

I thought wild optimism was the point of this thread?!
thecityofgold no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 22nd, 2011, 06:37 PM   #6
VoldemortBlack
Want a coffee after this?
 
VoldemortBlack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: North Manchester M28
Posts: 3,782
Likes (Received): 4

LNGCats and optimism don't go well together I'm afraid.

Come on guys! 17 new wakefield st, co-op headquarters (and masterplan details coming about next year), Mediacity, etc etc!

It's not all bad (although it is significantly worse than say, 2006.
__________________
The VB Manchester Construction Timeline

All the projects, events and developments in Manchester. Updated every month!
JUNE 2012 UPDATE COMING SOON!!!

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1484027


VB'S Manchester Transport Maps
... as featured on ProjectMapping.co.uk

All of my rail and Metrolink maps past present and future in one place. Here.

Be sure to check out DeanUK's Metrolink Forum!!
VoldemortBlack no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 22nd, 2011, 06:49 PM   #7
r02bapurdie
Andrew
 
r02bapurdie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Somewhere on tram on ORL
Posts: 3,179
Likes (Received): 1420

Here my Predictions for 2012

Manchester Metrolink

I think Oldham & Rochdale line will open in August 2012 with trams going a far as Shaw & Crompton and by end of 2012 testing will begin for trams going to Rochdale.

I think East Manchester line will open in May 2012 but unlet as far as Velopark (Eastlands ASDA) and the possibly trams testing line to Droylsden.

I also think TMS for new Metrolink line will be fix by May 2012 and whole of Metrolink system will close in mid July to beginning of Sep.

Football

I think Manchester City will win the Premiership on 29th April 2012 by beating Manchester United at Eastlands

I also think Oldham Athletic will beat Liverpool at Anfield on 6th Jan in FA Cup third Round

Oldham Athletic will also win the JPT (Johnstones Paint Trophy)by beating Swindon Town at wembley on 25th Mar 2012 .
r02bapurdie no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 22nd, 2011, 06:58 PM   #8
LNGCats
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 13,785
Likes (Received): 326

Was not meant to be optimistic or pesimistic raher what you actually, really, honestly, think will happen.

Or won't happen.
__________________
I really do know fuck all

2+2=4 no matter what your opinion is

My favourite colour being red makes me no more or less intelligent than someone who prefers green.
LNGCats no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 22nd, 2011, 07:08 PM   #9
r02bapurdie
Andrew
 
r02bapurdie's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2009
Location: Somewhere on tram on ORL
Posts: 3,179
Likes (Received): 1420

but that what I think will happen in 2012, it could all happen.
r02bapurdie no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 22nd, 2011, 07:21 PM   #10
Joseph_Locke
Engineer
 
Joseph_Locke's Avatar
 
Join Date: Sep 2010
Location: Manchester
Posts: 854
Likes (Received): 222

Bit of a Railway bias:
  • The site of the HS2 station in Manchester will be announced; the site will be a surprise to many.
  • The site of the new IECC super-box for the Northwest will be announced; the site will not be a surprise to anyone.
  • Detailed plans for The Ordsall Chord will be unveiled and a D&B contract will be awarded to build it (might just be in 2012).
  • The Sheffield Tram-train trial will finally start (probably, maybe).
  • A major upgrade and expansion will be announced for Manchester's worst railway station.
__________________
Railway Engineer for Hire
No job too small. Free quotations. Has own shovel.
Joseph_Locke no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 22nd, 2011, 08:05 PM   #11
apologiesforthedelay
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 2,344
Likes (Received): 244

Quote:
Originally Posted by Joseph_Locke View Post
Bit of a Railway bias:
  • The site of the HS2 station in Manchester will be announced; the site will be a surprise to many.
Why where do you think it'll be?

My only prediction is TMS will become even more frustrating to all concerned.
apologiesforthedelay no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 22nd, 2011, 08:07 PM   #12
LNGCats
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 13,785
Likes (Received): 326

I have a suspicion that the HS station will be over in Salford, possibly where Exchange station used to be.
__________________
I really do know fuck all

2+2=4 no matter what your opinion is

My favourite colour being red makes me no more or less intelligent than someone who prefers green.
LNGCats no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 22nd, 2011, 08:10 PM   #13
heatonparkincakes
Registered User
 
heatonparkincakes's Avatar
 
Join Date: Jun 2007
Posts: 5,712
Likes (Received): 278

If some one could post a link for last years please.

Given the tonnes of speculation on here, a new HS station at either Pomona, Salford, Mayfield or under Piccadily would not be a surprise. So I will say Longsightedness sidings or Trafford Park.

Link for last year please.....
__________________
1914 Lions led by donkeys
2014 Lions led by donkeys

Last edited by heatonparkincakes; December 22nd, 2011 at 08:16 PM.
heatonparkincakes no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 22nd, 2011, 08:11 PM   #14
iheartthenew
Registered User
 
iheartthenew's Avatar
 
Join Date: Nov 2009
Location: THE DIZZY HEIGHTS
Posts: 3,879
Likes (Received): 640

Quote:
Originally Posted by LNGCats
I have a suspicion that the HS station will be over in Salford, possibly where Exchange station used to be.
And I predict if that happens we'll get a certain terminally thick troll going on about how gutted Manchester is not having HS station ...
__________________
Most of the stuff you see around you is the work of people no better than you or I.
iheartthenew no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 22nd, 2011, 08:22 PM   #15
LNGCats
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 13,785
Likes (Received): 326

Predictions for this year are ...

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1286331
__________________
I really do know fuck all

2+2=4 no matter what your opinion is

My favourite colour being red makes me no more or less intelligent than someone who prefers green.
LNGCats no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 22nd, 2011, 08:22 PM   #16
LNGCats
Registered User
 
Join Date: Apr 2011
Posts: 13,785
Likes (Received): 326

Quote:
Originally Posted by Wirlie G View Post
Large UK retail bank will confirm they are moving to Spinningfields which will mean a new large build there.

TOS will make Metrolink a muc better system with PIDs working, higher capacity etc

Unemployment will rise meaning the area suffers more deprevation whilst the richer areas prosper.

Towards the end of the year we'll hear about the HS2 plans to Manc, probably nothing definative but will no doubt cause a stir if the route causes any blight.
Was quite accurate.

Good guessing by Wirlie.
__________________
I really do know fuck all

2+2=4 no matter what your opinion is

My favourite colour being red makes me no more or less intelligent than someone who prefers green.
LNGCats no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 22nd, 2011, 08:38 PM   #17
Lookin Up
Registered User
 
Join Date: Oct 2005
Location: Manchester
Posts: 1,079
Likes (Received): 269

Ok come on, cheer up, things are better than that. Nobody's mentioned the most exciting thing in the city centre - the redevelopment of St Peters' Sq - this could be game changing for this part of town.
1 St P Sq will start piling in the Spring and should be well on the rise by this time next year. Work goes on to transform the Library and Town Hall together with the major makeover to the square itself. Exciting.
Lookin Up no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 22nd, 2011, 09:20 PM   #18
VoldemortBlack
Want a coffee after this?
 
VoldemortBlack's Avatar
 
Join Date: Oct 2009
Location: North Manchester M28
Posts: 3,782
Likes (Received): 4

Quote:
Originally Posted by VoldemortBlack View Post
You love it.

No but seriously I'll keep my predictions realistic. After all, they're prediction, not fantasy.

- ITV will reveal more plans about their studios, although they probably won't break ground on the site until next year.

- Peel will be in talks with GMPTE about the Trafford Centre Metrolink Line, but nothing in the shape of blueprint plans will be put in for a few years yet.

- Peel will start to refurbish the Museum of Museums into their new EventCity complex.

- Chorlton & Central Park Metrolink lines open.

- Work starts on Manchester Airport line.

- BBC moves up in phases, bringing with it all the grumpy southerners.

- Some more disappointing mid-rise developments planned for Manchester.

- More plans for First Street revealed?

I don't particularly think it'll be a very exciting year, that'll maybe (?) be reserved for 2012 when the full impact of the BBC move, mixed in with more investment that may (or may not) come to Manchester and Trafford Park as a result of the EventCity complex (more demand for Hotels and shops around that area), and we'll hopefully be further out of the credit crunch by 2012, PERHAPS (only perhaps) seeing a few of our 'On Hold' schemes coming back into play. Fingers crossed everyone!

Eyyyy look who was sort of on the ball! Apart from the Trafford Park hotels bit, was getting carried away by that point.

Unfortunately I didnt predict that my laptop would blow up in my face some time around early December forcing me to use my phone until I save up 300 quid for a new laptop...
__________________
The VB Manchester Construction Timeline

All the projects, events and developments in Manchester. Updated every month!
JUNE 2012 UPDATE COMING SOON!!!

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1484027


VB'S Manchester Transport Maps
... as featured on ProjectMapping.co.uk

All of my rail and Metrolink maps past present and future in one place. Here.

Be sure to check out DeanUK's Metrolink Forum!!
VoldemortBlack no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 22nd, 2011, 09:26 PM   #19
apologiesforthedelay
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 2,344
Likes (Received): 244

Quote:
Originally Posted by LNGCats View Post
I have a suspicion that the HS station will be over in Salford, possibly where Exchange station used to be.
Surely it would have to be in the old Mayfield Station?
apologiesforthedelay no está en línea   Reply With Quote
Old December 22nd, 2011, 09:28 PM   #20
apologiesforthedelay
Registered User
 
Join Date: Jan 2010
Posts: 2,344
Likes (Received): 244

Quote:
Originally Posted by LNGCats View Post
Quote:
Originally Posted by Wirlie G
TOS will make Metrolink a much better system with PIDs working, higher capacity etc
apologiesforthedelay no está en línea   Reply With Quote


Reply

Thread Tools

Posting Rules
You may not post new threads
You may not post replies
You may not post attachments
You may not edit your posts

BB code is On
Smilies are On
[IMG] code is On
HTML code is Off



All times are GMT +2. The time now is 11:48 PM.


Powered by vBulletin® Version 3.8.8 Beta 1
Copyright ©2000 - 2014, vBulletin Solutions, Inc.
Feedback Buttons provided by Advanced Post Thanks / Like v3.2.5 (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

vBulletin Optimisation provided by vB Optimise (Pro) - vBulletin Mods & Addons Copyright © 2014 DragonByte Technologies Ltd.

SkyscraperCity ☆ In Urbanity We trust ☆ about us | privacy policy | DMCA policy

Hosted by Blacksun, dedicated to this site too!
Forum server management by DaiTengu