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Old August 3rd, 2005, 10:55 AM   #21
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It might be me being cynical,,,but over that last few years,esp since the Commonwealth Games,there as been quite a few mysterious fires, that have caused shitty old building to be demolished around the city centre,and surprise surprise, a developer is interested in the site,,,im not compaining it it finally get something done,instead of derelict buildings being left to rot for years on end....
You're right in that there have been dodgy fires in the past. There is a well known Ancoats arsenist who is now back out of prison so that may explain things. However the developer for this site is a well respected local one and were gutted that this happened as they knew people would put 2 and 2 together and get 5. Anyway they would have obtained permission to drop this so why jeopardise your reputation by hiring someone to torch it?
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Old August 4th, 2005, 04:33 PM   #22
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just drove down Gt Ancoats St,and the site where the BSC tower is going is being demolished,,
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Old August 4th, 2005, 07:50 PM   #23
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Barmy, mad ... that's all I can say!

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Old August 4th, 2005, 08:15 PM   #24
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Old August 5th, 2005, 04:30 PM   #25
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The site where the BSC, Gt Ancoats St tower going ,,,thought it was on fire today,shouldnt be long till this has gone

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Old August 5th, 2005, 04:42 PM   #26
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Keep the pics coming Highriser!

The site to the left of the works, think it used to be a car rental place, grey wall and grey metal bar and post is up for sale! Sign says available for redevelopment!
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Old August 5th, 2005, 04:47 PM   #27
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I'll do me best matey,,,im in between jobs at the moment so im in the city centre most days job hunting,,GIZZA JOB
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Old August 7th, 2005, 01:56 AM   #28
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The site where the BSC, Gt Ancoats St tower going ,,,thought it was on fire today,shouldnt be long till this has gone

Are they knocking down what used to be "Barons" shop? Is an eyesore of a building.

But still have a fond memory of it, that was where my parents bought my first computer when I was 11 ... a Commodore Vic 20. State of the art....!
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Old August 7th, 2005, 05:59 PM   #29
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The new IVLA store,,with the Piccadilly cranes behind it

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Old August 8th, 2005, 12:50 PM   #30
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Are they knocking down what used to be "Barons" shop? Is an eyesore of a building.
That is correct.
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Old August 8th, 2005, 07:11 PM   #31
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Old August 9th, 2005, 08:19 PM   #32
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A new render of the BSC , Gt Ancoats tower,,on the hoardings around that site


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Old August 9th, 2005, 08:43 PM   #33
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Couple of renderings of Murrays Mills!


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Old August 9th, 2005, 08:47 PM   #34
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Good to see the Gt Ancoats St tower finally underway. Seems to have taken forever.
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Old August 9th, 2005, 10:45 PM   #35
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Thanks a lot for that picture highriser (the view from Newton Street?). This development should be quite special once complete. Looks a really high quality building and I like how its smooth curves echoes those of the neighbouring Daily Express building.

The architects are Lifschutz Davidson who did the interior design for the Harvey Nichols restaurant.

Great to see this start and adding more 'critical mass' to Great Ancoats St.

Here's the original render looking along Great Ancoats Street.


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Old August 10th, 2005, 02:55 PM   #36
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Thanks a lot for that picture highriser (the view from Newton Street?). This development should be quite special once complete. Looks a really high quality building and I like how its smooth curves echoes those of the neighbouring Daily Express building.

The architects are Lifschutz Davidson who did the interior design for the Harvey Nichols restaurant.

Great to see this start and adding more 'critical mass' to Great Ancoats St.

Here's the original render looking along Great Ancoats Street.

The view is up Newton Street. The original design is by Lifshutz Davidson in fact it was effectively the last building Ian Davidson designed before he tragically and unexpectedly died some two years ago. Arca are now working on the project and I hope they don't dilute the original too much.

For interest although the hoarding doesn't say so there will be some four bedroom apartments also.
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The [new] view is up Newton Street. The original design is by Lifshutz Davidson in fact it was effectively the last building Ian Davidson designed before he tragically and unexpectedly died some two years ago. Arca are now working on the project and I hope they don't dilute the original too much.

For interest although the hoarding doesn't say so there will be some four bedroom apartments also.
You say Arca are now working on the project? The same architects BSC Group employed for their Greengate site which produced the monsterous Canopus tower? Im slightly worried now. I wonder if Arca are also being employed to work on Stephenson Bell's superb Dale St tower (aka Sarah Tower) another of BSC's projects.
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Old August 10th, 2005, 08:21 PM   #38
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Indeed, I wouldn't trust the Arca/BSC combination to come up with a coherent sentence, let alone a building. It’s weird to think that buildings by these people are actually on site – make me very worried that Canopus could happen.
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Old August 11th, 2005, 11:54 AM   #39
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I actually think Arca are a good practice and BSC have agreed to keep pretty true to the LD design. The problem with one practice taking on a scheme from another one is that inevitably professional pride comes in and they want to 'improve' on the original.
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Old August 11th, 2005, 08:34 PM   #40
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from the Kings sturge website


Manchester’s Residential team has been instructed by developers, BSC Group, on the £27 million scheme in Ancoats, just outside the City Centre.

Demolition is already in progress and the new Ancoats Sarah Village is to be completed by the end of 2007. The development and construction of this landmark scheme has two buildings, 139 residential units, retail and leisure facilities and mixed use businesses.

There will be one, two, three and four bedroom apartments, located on Great Ancoats Street (sometimes referred to as “the World’s first industrial suburb”) at the top of Newton Street with 94 car parking spaces.

In approximately three to four weeks, release of 30 two bedroom units (without parking) will be available to the investment market from £144,000 to £166,500.

The development of Ancoats began in the late 1700s, and peaked during the Industrial Revolution, but it saw its fair share of casualties during the two World Wars and there was further decline in the 1960s with the mass clearance of the area's terraced homes, the population was re-housed in the north and east of the city. The mills, attracting decreasing rents, fell into disrepair.

Newspaper printing, one of Ancoats' 20th Century industries, fell victim to changes in technology, with the Daily Express ceasing to be published from its famous black glass building in 1989. The closure of the Express Printers was also the start of Ancoats' renewal, and part of it now is a designated Conservation Area.
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