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Old September 1st, 2005, 06:18 PM   #61
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Trying to find out what the new crane was for near Ovale, i found this article that explains it all...

Artisan Ship Canal Developments bucks trend with residential boom at New East Manchester Gateway scheme


16/8/2005



Work has started on the next two phases of the £100m Lower Eastside Valley, Ancoats - the gateway sustainable development to the New East Manchester Regeneration Zone.



Phase two and three of Lower Eastside Valley in Ancoats will comprise of 242 apartments across five storeys, of which more than 90% has already been sold off plan – the rest have deposits placed on them. Strong early interest in the development runs counter to talk of a residential lull in Manchester’s city centre demand.



The 6.7 acre (2.71 hectares) site on Every Street is being developed by Artisan Ship Canal Developments - a joint venture between developers Artisan Holdings, Peel Holdings and Manchester City Council.



Phases two and three, designed by Artisan’s in-house architecture team Arconia, will also include 148 car parking spaces (most of which will be underground) set in designed public area and will see the ship canal corridor being regenerated and extended into a central feature.



Planning permission was granted for phases two and three of the seven phased development at the end of 2004 and will be the construction will be complete in spring 2007.



Carol Ainscow, chairman of Artisan Holdings, comments: “I am delighted to say there is a continuing demand for Artisan apartments. Such a large percentage sold off plan speaks for itself, and shows that investment in the city centre residential market is still buoyant.”



“Ancoats is a great place to live and the development has been designed to provide a community feel with attractive public areas and plenty of green space. Eastside proves that market is there but the product must be right.”



James Whittaker, development manager at Peel Holdings, said: “To have sold more than 90% of the apartments before even starting on site is testament to the high standard of this development. New East Manchester has become a credible and desirable location for City Centre living.”





Phase one has been designed by Aedas Architects and consists of 143 residential apartments with underground parking for 89 cars and is due to be complete in 2006.
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Old September 9th, 2005, 08:45 PM   #62
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A bigger picture of the new 'Ovale' apartment block in Ancoats.



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A new apartment block designed by Manchester practice Andrew Wallace Architects is under construction in the Ancoats area of Manchester. The seven-storey, £5 million circular housing scheme overlooks the New Islington development in east Manchester

By Will Hurst

The striking building, called Albion Works, includes 36 apartments and is clad in coloured glass panels. It also features a large elliptical atrium in the centre of the building.

The atrium is used for access and also helps to naturally ventilate the apartments.

The space also features a glass-clad, freestanding lift in the centre of the atrium and a hanging glass, stainless-steel and oak staircase.
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Old September 17th, 2005, 09:22 PM   #63
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85 metre high wind turbine planned for COMS, with viewing platform!

B of the Bang is a mere 55 metres high, 30 metres shorter!



As a comparison, Portland Tower is only 80 metres tall, 5 metres shorter!

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Old September 17th, 2005, 09:29 PM   #64
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I take it that the 85m is the height to the top of a vertical blade?
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Old September 17th, 2005, 09:45 PM   #65
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viewing platform! nice!
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Old September 17th, 2005, 09:46 PM   #66
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This is nowhere near Ancoats Urban Village. We need a new thread for East Manchester (and North and South).
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Old September 17th, 2005, 09:49 PM   #67
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This is nowhere near Ancoats Urban Village. We need a new thread for East Manchester (and North and South).
Oh Sleepy!

I know it isn't!

Ps! Yes it is! It's only a 10-15 minute walk to COMS from Ancoats!

Not that far really!
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Old September 17th, 2005, 09:51 PM   #68
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That newspaper article is technically inaccurate. With a fan the blades move the air, whereas with a turbine the air moves the blades.

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Old September 17th, 2005, 09:53 PM   #69
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That newspaper article is technically inaccurate. With a fan the blades move the air, whereas with a turbine the air moves the blades.

Jesus Christ! I give up!

Ps. Just wait till I post the next MEN article!

I dread to think!
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Old October 11th, 2005, 09:58 PM   #70
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Couple of items of news about one of Manchester's best developers, Artisan who are quietly transforming the fortunes of parts of Ancoats.

Estates Gazette is reporting that they have recieved the go-ahead for Express Networks Phase III, fronting Oldham Road.



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ExpressNetworks Phase III, will be the third and final exciting phase in the evolution of Manchester’s New Media Village. Based adjacent to Phase I, Phase III of this scheme will be a new build project and will complete the availability of high quality, contemporary office, residential and retail space in this increasingly popular area of the city

The development consists of five levels of high specification commercial space with retail space being available at ground level; two integrated levels of car parking and one level of residential apartments. All construction and fit out will be completed to Artisan’s high standards using only top quality products.
Also in today's MEN

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REGENERATION specialist Artisan Holdings is toasting the opening of its latest restoration project at the Grade II listed Crown & Kettle pub. The building on Great Ancoats Street and Oldham Road stood vacant for more than 20 years. The traditional public house opened its doors again last Friday.
Ship Canal Developments (a JV between Artisan and Peel Holdings) also seem to be making great strides with their huge Eastside Valley scheme at the other end of Great Ancoats Street:

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Eastside Valley

As a partnership with Manchester Ship Canal Developments Eastside Valley is Artisan’s first Joint Venture, the JV is known as ‘Artisan Ship Canal Developments’ (A.S.C.D).

The partnership’s vision is to create a truly mixed-use scheme that will encourage and champion the live/work ideal, providing residents with high quality accommodation coupled with state-of-the-art offices, retail spaces and public realms.
Phase one of this scheme will be submitted for full planning in November 2003, and will introduce the first residential development of the site, with 130 apartments set around a landscaped courtyard, above a 90 space under croft car park.
Phase one will create a thriving and sustainable residential community accommodated in a variety of apartment types (one, two and three bed duplexes) with generous amenity spaces. The main courtyard itself provides the whole scheme with a hub of interaction with facilities such as newspaper kiosk, bike stands and soft sculptural landscaped areas.

ASCD is currently talking to several Architect Practices re. drawing up a definitive Masterplan for this site, however we have already identified key features that must be included:
• A.S.C.D wish to create, and are being actively encouraged to do so by New East Manchester Ltd, a new and exciting landmark building. The landmark building will be one of the most visible features of the scheme due to its prime location on the corner of Great Ancoats Street and Every Street
• Development of the site will be undertaken over several phases. It is also anticipated that several ‘quarters’ will evolve, as A.S.C.D intend to use different architects for different sections of the scheme.
• Up to 100,000 sq. ft of commercial office space
• Approximately 650, 2 and 3 bed, en-suite apartments.
• Approximately 10,000 sq. ft of small retail units.
• High quality public realms
• Underground car parking.
• Intelligent traffic management / calming.

I think phase I and (from DJ's pic in the Crane Count thread) phase II are both now on site.
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Old October 11th, 2005, 10:04 PM   #71
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Here is dj's photograph showing Artisan's Albion works, almost complete in the background with, behind, the first phase of Eastside Valley with what I am assuming to be the second phase under construction in the foreground.

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Old October 21st, 2005, 12:48 AM   #72
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For those who haven't seen this site!

http://www.sarahvillage.co.uk/
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Old October 21st, 2005, 01:06 PM   #73
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For those who haven't seen this site!

http://www.sarahvillage.co.uk/
Am confused. Sarah Tower is next to 111 Piccadilly. Where is sarahvillage supposed to be??
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Old October 21st, 2005, 02:44 PM   #74
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I think it´s about here on Great Ancoats Street Skymann

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Old October 21st, 2005, 04:05 PM   #75
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I think it´s about here on Great Ancoats Street Skymann

Oh thanx, only know it as the Great Ancoats St tower. Should be good.
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Old November 1st, 2005, 11:56 PM   #76
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http://www.ancoatslittleitaly.com/

Thanks for that fascinating link, Legin. (Reposted from the Northern Quarter thread).








I do hope that Little Italy's heritage becomes more than just a marketing tool within the re-emerging Ancoats Urban Village. Would be nice to think there could be some sort of museum and authentic businesses enticed back there - even if is just a cluster of Italian restaurants or such like.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 09:54 AM   #77
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Thanks Sleepy - I Meant to put it in this one.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 01:42 PM   #78
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The thing is that although the Italian heritage is an important part of Ancoats history there were other waves of immigrants such as Irish, east European and more recently Asian. Few if any Italians actually reside there and so to create some theme park-esque Little Italy would be wrong. Chinatown works because Chinese people live and have businesses there. I am not against some sort of interpretation centre/small museum in the same way there is the Manchester Jewish Museum in Cheetham.
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 07:00 PM   #79
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Looks like the ISIS tower development as started , groundwork as started

They just keep coming
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Old November 2nd, 2005, 07:06 PM   #80
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Remind me of how tall ISIS was... 20-storeys was it?
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