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Old June 6th, 2005, 09:56 PM   #41
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Every time I see that wretched multistorey car park I just think of how much better the whole area would be by getting rid of the damn thing.

It really would transform the area from an up-and-coming, vibrant but worn-around-the-edges type of district to a genuine, top class destination (without losing any of its character).

The council are really missing a trick.

The most stunning part of the Northern Quarter IMO is the view from Stephenson Square looking down Dale Street. The buildings that line this area are superb. Very much like Cross St or Deansgate in terms of quality, scale and aesthetic character but without the vibrancy just yet. The whole area just oozes potential.
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Old June 6th, 2005, 10:40 PM   #42
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Indeed it does Sleepatical, indeed it does.
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Old June 12th, 2005, 01:15 AM   #43
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http://www.chapmanrobinson.co.uk/search.asp

Not seen this before, go to res/comm , manchester in the search

Funky 7 storey lowrise for Spear Street in the NQ
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Old June 12th, 2005, 06:02 PM   #44
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Well after Piccadilly Gardens getting mutilated, Im not the biggest fan of this lot.
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Old June 20th, 2005, 09:34 PM   #45
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This hotel reported in today's MEN, would this replace the derelict building on the junction of Shudehill and Swan St ?




*A 230-bed four-star project on the Smithfield site of the bustling Northern Quarter area. Developer Ician has revealed it is having talks with the Inter-Continental Hotels Group.The group runs 19 hotels across the country under the Crowne Plaza and Holiday Inn brands, including a Plaza hotel at Manchester Airport.
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Old June 21st, 2005, 12:37 AM   #46
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Yeah thats good news. Should be quite a large building a 230 bed hotel if the ICIAN masterplan is faithful




Also noticed this planning application for Stephon Square in N/4:

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1/3 Stevenson Square City New mixed use development comprising use class A1 (shop) at ground floor 50 No. flats on upper floors (use class C3) and basement car parking following demolition of existing buildings
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Old June 21st, 2005, 01:11 AM   #47
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Is this in the area?

Ancoats And Clayton Ward 075253/FO/2005/N1 09/06/2005 Car Park On New Mount Street/Simpson Street Ancoats Erection of a 9 storey building to provide student accommodation (235 units), and ancillary car parking
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Old June 21st, 2005, 10:14 AM   #48
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That's off Rochdale Road. Odd place for some student flats, surrounded by trading estates.
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Old June 29th, 2005, 03:04 PM   #49
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Icon25 starting to take shape




And the scaffold as come off this building, looks fantastic, the NQ as shit loads of building's that need doing up


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Old June 29th, 2005, 08:00 PM   #50
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^ A hidden gem.

Heres that Oldham Street building that was recently refurbed:
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Old June 29th, 2005, 09:50 PM   #51
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What a beautiful little building you've captured there highriser, thanks.

Here's another wee render of the forthcoming Pall Mall House.

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Old June 30th, 2005, 12:27 AM   #52
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Sleepy next time your in the area go and see it in the flesh, it is a beaut, in between the windows is rounded off pinkish marble, the pic doesnt do it justice

Its facing the Chinese Art Centre and Bluu Bar
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Old June 30th, 2005, 12:40 AM   #53
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Sleepy next time your in the area go and see it in the flesh, it is a beaut, in between the windows is rounded off pinkish marble, the pic doesnt do it justice

Its facing the Chinese Art Centre and Bluu Bar

Agree Highriser lad. It is indeed a beaut. And not the only one in that area. Shame they're all kinda hidden.
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Old June 30th, 2005, 12:47 AM   #54
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MiW, thats what i love about the NQ though,walk around all them tight little streets and you see something different evertime,esp now they are being done up one by one,,,another beauty in that area is just off Newton St (i think) it as a external metal staircase on the side of it ,its in a bit of a mess at the moment but it is fantasitic ,i'll get a pic next time im in town
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Old July 27th, 2005, 09:04 PM   #55
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The fabulous entrance to the old Smithfield Market hall,,,Is this going to be a gallery ?

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Old July 27th, 2005, 11:25 PM   #56
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Erm, solar panels on the cis? Magic.
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Old July 27th, 2005, 11:29 PM   #57
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give a spotters badge to that man. what a funny place to start them.
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Old July 28th, 2005, 01:31 AM   #58
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I quite like the odd bar thats recently opened.
They show short films on selected nights also.
I was with a friend there this evening - he amassed 200 photographs around this area tonight.
Beer was deserved.

They seem to have patched the panels in a couple of ad hoc locations for some reason?? Very dark looking.
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Old July 28th, 2005, 10:33 PM   #59
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Old July 28th, 2005, 10:38 PM   #60
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is that the top then?

edit. actually, looking at it, maybe that's the top of the easy bit, before they have to worry about those vents or whatever they are?
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