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Old November 10th, 2005, 10:40 PM   #121
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I suppose you could call this Northern Quarter although it fronts our main gateway route into Piccadilly Gardens. Good to see this finally on site although not sure when the new-build block is due to start.











A new public square and more commercial units, together with the bringing back to life of an important block of buildings - all good news.


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Good find Sleepy!

Should improve London Road even more!

I long for the day when all those sweat shops are closed down and all those wonderful warehouse are redeveloped!

The whole area would look like Greenwich Village in New York!
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Old November 10th, 2005, 11:15 PM   #122
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Good find Sleepyone,

The Northern Quarters no where near its potenial yet, around Stevenson Sq needs sorting out, get rid..sorry..Help to relocate all those cheap wholesale clothes shops and it could start to feel like Greenwich Village around there.
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Old November 10th, 2005, 11:25 PM   #123
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The transport interchange should help. There's an absolute wealth of such buildings in this part of the city - it's almost another city within this city.

The street improvements at the top of London Road are somewhat of a very nice suprise.
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Old November 11th, 2005, 11:47 AM   #124
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It's nice to see this end of town coming on. Long may it continue so that eventually it comes up to the standard of places like St. Annes square.
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Old November 11th, 2005, 10:11 PM   #125
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The shop that is facing Pall Mall across the road, the one that sell's mad shit like bong's ,, well it was getting covered in scaffolding is it getting demolished or refurbed?
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Old November 20th, 2005, 11:58 PM   #126
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Not seen this before! Some of you probably have?

Zinc coating? Sounds interesting!

Houldsworth Street, Manchester

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The Houldsworth Street scheme for Creative Lynx lies on the edge of Manchester's Northern Quarter. The scheme comprises a 9 storey, 59 unit residential scheme above A1/A3 space.

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Old November 21st, 2005, 12:17 AM   #127
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Not bad jrb. I haven't seen that before.

It's a shame it's only 9 storeys. And it's a crying shame the top floor is for midgets.
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Old December 13th, 2005, 08:23 PM   #128
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As requested by Dgnr8,, Icon25

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Old December 14th, 2005, 12:36 PM   #129
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Now that looks neat. Thanks for the pics highriser.
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Old December 14th, 2005, 03:14 PM   #130
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Not at all sure about that one. The grey reminds me all too much of some low rise inner-city 70s / early 80s jobs. The curve fortunately plays down on the otherwise similar boxy council estate edge to it. Where abouts in the NQ is it?
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Old December 14th, 2005, 06:12 PM   #131
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Next to the new transport interchange and multistorey car park in front of CIS. You can see the multicoloured wall.
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Old December 14th, 2005, 08:59 PM   #132
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Not at all sure about that one. The grey reminds me all too much of some low rise inner-city 70s / early 80s jobs. The curve fortunately plays down on the otherwise similar boxy council estate edge to it. Where abouts in the NQ is it?

It looks far better in real life. The colour is more blue than grey and the curve of the building is really impressive. Get down to the Northern Quarter and check it out.
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Another smart building from MBLC. The wooden hoardings to the ground floor are still to be removed to reveal the retail / lesiure / office units.



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Old December 14th, 2005, 10:44 PM   #134
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Not at all sure about that one. The grey reminds me all too much of some low rise inner-city 70s / early 80s jobs. The curve fortunately plays down on the otherwise similar boxy council estate edge to it. Where abouts in the NQ is it?
I wouldn't say it was council estate-esque, it looks pretty classy to me, the sort of building that will really enhance the area
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Old December 15th, 2005, 12:19 PM   #135
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This development has a modern elegance to it. I would have liked to have seen the windows set back with a good 'reveal' rather than being flush with the brickwork.

Far too many poorer architects try to make up for their shortcomings by over egging it and using too many materials/details etc. - Calderpeel's Citygate springs to mind as well as the LRW one on Chapel Street.
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Old December 15th, 2005, 10:40 PM   #136
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Well said Craig. Yep, you need that reveal to make the building look solid and satisfyingly "right". Like on the curved building above, it gives the impression that the walls are about 400mm thick. But with a bigger stretch of flat wall lacking contour or relief, like on SleepyOne's post, the impression is lost and the building can start to look flat, thin and cheap.

I too dislike those buildings with multiple "surface treatments" like a bit of brick and a bit of render and a bit of timber and a bit of tile and a bit of this and a bit of that. Especially seeing as it's usually red brick. I'm not saying I want buildings to be a single colour or texture, but multiple surface treatment is no substitute for the lines and the relief.
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Old December 16th, 2005, 12:08 AM   #137
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Blue brick if the new red brick.
Conran's High Street Apartment's confirmed/benchmarked that ideal.
Any new pics complete with out-of-character-for-high-street-but-nonetheless-appreciated homewares/lighting store would be very welcome
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Old December 19th, 2005, 12:52 AM   #138
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Bloody hell, I missed this. Thanks Highriser. I'm happy with that, I especially love the wee mosaic tiles on the cladding. The windows could've been better thought out if they were to be to the fore as they are, but I would've prefered them sunk, with room to breathe, if you get me. Meh.

Overall, top job. Hopefully the retail will be upto standard.
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Old December 19th, 2005, 11:11 AM   #139
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Aye, Icon 25 is a decent addition. Aerial, before the wraps came off:
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Old December 19th, 2005, 08:36 PM   #140
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Thats a great pic. Just as the materplan indicates.



Anyone know what the next phase is?
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