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Old January 22nd, 2014, 11:20 PM   #1
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No. 1 Spinningfields | 20 floors | 92m | 300,000 sqft - Offices

No 1 Spinningfields - plans for new city centre skyscraper with 19th floor restaurant.

Developer Allied London will transform Quay House, in Spinningfields, into a 19-storey office building with a skyline restaurant.

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Old January 22nd, 2014, 11:26 PM   #2
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Plans have been submitted for the revamp of a city centre tower block.

Developer Allied London will transform Quay House, in Spinningfields, into a 19-storey office building with a skyline restaurant.

It will be rebranded as No 1 Spinningfields.

Designed by Ian Simpson Architects, the building will provide 343,000 sq ft of flexible office accommodation that will appeal to a variety of occupiers.

A pedestrian route will run through the middle of the ground floor, improving connectivity between Quay Street and Hardman Square.

The ground floor will also provide space for potential restaurants, café and retail occupier.

Michael Ingall, chief executive of Allied London said: "No 1 Spinningfields will be the district’s most imposing building to date and one of Manchester’s most stand-out office buildings. Our last significant building, 3 Hardman Square, won several awards for its design and specification and we expect this building to take the mantle of the best regional office building in the UK. We have taken inspiration from buildings around the world and aim to deliver highly desirable office space combined with the city’s highest restaurant.

"There are many features of this building that reflect the new economy and occupiers’ demand for more flexibility, but most importantly, the building has been designed to fit into the environment.

"We have worked hard with Ian and his team to ensure that Hardman Square can exist as a permanent, significant public realm space. ‘The Lawns’ area was destined for future development as part of the original masterplan but the area has become an overwhelming success, much loved by the public.

"It is now integral to Spinningfields and will be maintained and enhanced, continuing as a special focal point for all kinds of activities.”

He added: “Interestingly, there was land in this area from 1740 until 1915. It used to be a play area for the children of the Byron family in the mid 19th century and we think it’s important to formerly re-introduce the space in this area of the estate.”

John Cooper, director at Deloitte Real Estate said: “The proposals represent the final piece of the original Spinningfields Masterplan - completing the development with a stunning landmark building. A key consideration in the evolution of the design has been the desire to enhance the environment within Hardman Square.

"The new building will provide a dramatic enclosure to the Square and its form and orientation has been evolved to ensure that direct sunlight is retained within the square at key times of the day including lunch times and evenings.”

Ingall added: “We have already had strong interest from several occupiers, demonstrating the strength of the Spinningfields offer and the confidence that businesses have in our ability to deliver the product they need.

“The 19th floor restaurant will have a glass-enclosed roof terrace giving patrons unparalleled views of Greater Manchester. In line with our vision for Spinningfields, we aim to secure an operator of the highest calibre to provide a fine dining and mixology experience worthy of such a grand vantage point location.”

A planning decision for No 1 Spinningfields is expected on 10 April 2014.

Allied London has recently achieved planning permission for The Cotton Building in Spinningfields, a unique 10 storey building complete with co-working facilities, incubator workspace, restaurants, underground cycle park, climbing wall, health and fitness and wellbeing areas.
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Old January 30th, 2014, 02:27 PM   #3
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The planning application is now online.

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Quay House Quay Street Manchester M3 3JE

Demolition of Quay House and redevelopment of the site for the erection of a 20 storey building comprising offices (class B1) on the upper floors, with a restaurant (Class A3) at Level 18, retail (Class A1), restaurant and cafe uses (Class A3) at ground floor, basement car and cycle parking, and related highways, access, servicing, landscaping, roof top plant and associated works.
http://pa.manchester.gov.uk/online-a...=MZPL52BC01D00

No documents online just yet though.
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Old January 31st, 2014, 12:03 AM   #4
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Hoping there's more detailed renders in the PA.
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Old January 31st, 2014, 08:25 PM   #5
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Docs are now up.

Can somebody post some new renders, if there are any? PC down ATM, so using my mobile.
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Old January 31st, 2014, 08:45 PM   #6
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Indicative Landscape Plan


A few new renders but not many so far.





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Old January 31st, 2014, 08:48 PM   #7
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Thanks Flange.

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Old January 31st, 2014, 08:49 PM   #8
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Old January 31st, 2014, 09:02 PM   #9
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Some interesting ones here showing No 1 Spinningfields along with a kinetic view for the redeveloped office scheme opposite.







Also the images above have now been reposted larger too.
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Old January 31st, 2014, 10:17 PM   #10
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I wonder if this will spur them to fix the Spinningfields fountains outside?
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Old January 31st, 2014, 10:17 PM   #11
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http://www.publicaccess.manchester.g...2-dpe-0001.pdf

90.72 m high. - Byrom and Astley house proposal is around 75m
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Old February 1st, 2014, 01:19 AM   #12
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Manchester's getting a sky line, Manchester's getting a sky line

Honestly, love the look of this and great to see CJC getting some much needed company amongst the area. In time I'm going to have a very enjoyable commute into work seeing all these developments going up, it is going to utterly transform this part of the city. I can see us having a renaissance akin to the mid 00's boom, cranes and cores everywhere!
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WOAH! 91m tall and 20 floor?!?! Those floor to ceiling heights are going to be pretty nice!

here's a rough mockup of it I just made (the placing of the building maybe slightly off but it gives an impression!

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I plan to do a mock-up soon of Manchester's proposed and U/C 'skyscrapers' (just like in the boom times!) I'll be including the below list....

- No.1 Spinningfields, 20 stories
- Yotel Hotel, 20 stories
- Pilio Hotel, 18 stories
- Axis Tower, 20 stories
- River Street Tower, 42 stories
- Greengate Tower Two - 21 stories
- Greengate Tower One - 31 stories
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I plan to do a mock-up soon of Manchester's proposed and U/C 'skyscrapers' (just like in the boom times!) I'll be including the below list....

- No.1 Spinningfields, 20 stories
- Yotel Hotel, 20 stories
- Pilio Hotel, 18 stories
- Axis Tower, 20 stories
- River Street Tower, 42 stories
- Greengate Tower Two - 21 stories
- Greengate Tower One - 31 stories



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Old February 2nd, 2014, 05:15 PM   #16
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Quite a bit lower than that from that perspective. You need to take the height of the ground in to account. That part of Quay St is a good bit lower than Piccadilly / City Tower.
I reckon on that site, it would need to be around 120m to look as tall as City Tower.
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I really don't want to burst our hopes but expect some questions will be asked regarding its proximity to listed building such the Opera House, St John's area and County Court.

Not everyone will share the enthusiasm on here. I would not be surprised if English Heritage refuse to back this scheme. Simply put I can think of far better plots for a 90 metre tower in Manchester and I wouldn't be surprised if the height has to be reduced.
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Maybe English Heritage could better their resources by actually protecting buildings like London Rd Fire Station instead of opposing things like this to make it look like they're actually doing some good in this country
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Maybe English Heritage could better their resources by actually protecting buildings like London Rd Fire Station instead of opposing things like this to make it look like they're actually doing some good in this country
Well said that man. Bah. English Heritage are a waste of space. They're just another not-fit-for-purpose quango full of overpaid dilettante useless twats.

Back in the real world...

20 stories seems like a disappointment, but this is a big building. Bigger than the splendiferous Wiz-Oz-style Arndale tower. Bring it on!
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Maybe English Heritage could better their resources by actually protecting buildings like London Rd Fire Station instead of opposing things like this to make it look like they're actually doing some good in this country
It hurts but sadly that is very true. As Farsight says a waste of space.
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