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Old July 30th, 2005, 06:42 PM   #61
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Two stunners on Dale St,,that are being made into apartments



Ilove this building just off Newton St,,its begging to be done up



And this beauty over looks Stevenson Square

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Old July 30th, 2005, 07:42 PM   #62
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highriser - great pics. Dale St is such an underrated street - so many wonderful buildings.

It has that big city feel about it but feels like its "in mothballs" at the moment, waiting to be brought fully back to life.

I think the Northern Quarter in general would benefit greatly by doing away with those steel rollershutters. Perhaps something that you can see through that lies behind the glass like you see in the shops on King St and elsewhere.





That building that you've captured on Newton Street has recently (at least in part) been converted to a great little backpacker's hostel called Hatters (after its historical use).


Hatters Hostel, Manchester.

Since opening in 2003 The Hatters has become quickly recognised as Manchester’s favourite hostel. Convenient to all the main live music and sporting venues as well as a city centre location we will offer you a clean, safe, warm, inexpensive and hospitable stay in Manchester.

Experience the vibe that is Manchester by hanging out in our lounge or in any of the local Northern Quarter haunts that are legend in this part of Britain.
The northwest of England is renowned for its people, Manchester is infamous for its music and we are famous for our outstanding welcome and value.











http://www.hattersgroup.com/
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Old August 1st, 2005, 03:32 PM   #63
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I'm staying at the hatters the last week of august with five mates from denmark!
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Old August 18th, 2005, 04:17 PM   #64
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Pall Mall getting covered with scaffold now

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Old August 18th, 2005, 10:12 PM   #65
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Ooo...exciting take it they're about to start yet another project.. London, take note :P
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Old August 18th, 2005, 11:23 PM   #66
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Pall Mall getting covered with scaffold now

Thank God they're starting Pall Mall House at last. Been waiting for this one for ages. Just waiting for the extra 9 floors to be added to Lee House off Oxford Street.ANyone know if they'll be starting that one anytime soon?
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Old August 19th, 2005, 02:39 PM   #67
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^I was thinkin that skymann; when i asked a couple of office workers from there a few months ago, they didnt have any idea of the plans :S. Anybody any info on lee house??
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Old August 28th, 2005, 02:09 PM   #68
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News. Can't find the image though unfortunately.

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26 August, 2005 Consultant Atkins has unveiled images of its concept design for the £11m county records office to be built in Manchester city centre.

The project will involve the refurbishment of the grade II-listed Mackie Mayor building in the city’s Northern Quarter together with a newly built record store. The building will provide an archive facility for Manchester council and the surrounding boroughs, creating a purpose-designed home for all of the county’s essential records.
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Old August 28th, 2005, 07:30 PM   #69
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News. Can't find the image though unfortunately.
You mean they are going to keep Oldham's, Bolton's etc records in the centre of Manchester? Shouldn't their records be kept at Lancashire's records office? I mean they keep reminding us that they are 'in' Lancs so how can their records be kept in a 'non-existant' county office?
And won't Stockport want their stuff to be kept at Chester?
There could be street riots over this.....
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Old August 28th, 2005, 07:48 PM   #70
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As far as I know, Greater Manchester met boroughs' records have always been kept in a central location in this area, somewhere. Methinks
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Old August 28th, 2005, 08:03 PM   #71
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Sorry jongeman, I forgot to put one of these ( ) on my comment...
It was tongue firmly in cheek.....
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Old August 29th, 2005, 12:06 AM   #72
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I think we should keep schtum about all this. We don't want to see a load of Stopfordian exocet missiles appearing over Lancashire Hill, locked onto the county records office

(Especially if it's new-build!)
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Old August 29th, 2005, 12:23 PM   #73
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Historic records for the ten boroughs of Greater Manchester have been held at the GM County Records Office since the 1970's. It is just off Rochdale Road - just round the corner from the Mackie Mayor building on Swan St.

http://www.gmcro.co.uk

Trying to find a picture of the Mackie Mayor building I stumbled across this from Building magazine - http://www.building.co.uk/linkMatches.asp?linkcode=1275

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Mackie’s back in town 26 August, 2005

Consultant Atkins has unveiled images of its concept design for the £11m county records office to be built in Manchester city centre. The project will involve the refurbishment of the grade II-listed Mackie Mayor building in the city’s Northern Quarter together with a newly built record store. The building will provide an archive facility for Manchester council and the surrounding boroughs, creating a purpose-designed home for all of the county’s essential records.


Consultant Atkins has unveiled images of its concept design for the £11m county records office to be built in Manchester city centre

Final completion and handover is expected to take place in 2008.
Can't help but feel sceptical of this though. The word 'concept' always worries me, and I don't imagine these county records guys are rolling in money to fund such a project.

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Old August 29th, 2005, 02:42 PM   #74
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You mean they are going to keep Oldham's, Bolton's etc records in the centre of Manchester? Shouldn't their records be kept at Lancashire's records office? I mean they keep reminding us that they are 'in' Lancs so how can their records be kept in a 'non-existant' county office?
And won't Stockport want their stuff to be kept at Chester?
There could be street riots over this.....
Manchester's city is at the centre of the Metro area!
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Old August 31st, 2005, 07:28 PM   #75
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The fabulous entrance to the old Smithfield Market hall,,,Is this going to be a gallery ?

Is this the Mackie Mayor building ?
Where the new archive building is going?

Look what was planned a few years ago for it

http://www.artdes.mmu.ac.uk/interiordesign/projects/
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Old August 31st, 2005, 08:19 PM   #76
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Interesting document,makes good reading

http://www.mipc.mmu.ac.uk/nqn/vision2.html
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Old August 31st, 2005, 08:40 PM   #77
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Highriser. I dont believe so. From memory, I think Mackie Mayor is one of the sheds on the East facing side of Skyline central.
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Old September 1st, 2005, 11:53 AM   #78
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Im sure that used to be my YTS building in that pic Highriser, it looks great in that pic. It will look fantastic if it gets a new lease of life, Ive always thought Ancoats St and Swan St would make a great addition to the city if they were used to their potential. Some very nice buildings in that part of town, just need some TLC
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Old September 1st, 2005, 02:52 PM   #79
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And some of them need one of these:

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Old September 1st, 2005, 11:07 PM   #80
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Great potential on Great Ancoats St. It's a strange stunning/shite mix of buildings.

The development of this part of town seems to have been dead slow. Spose the priority might have been to save what's in Little Italy first (oh, and build another ****** retail shed further down!)
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