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Old August 10th, 2016, 10:00 PM   #241
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When is it due to be completed? I love all the tall, white brick buildings going up at the moment. White brick is pretty sexy. I hope they start this soon, I'm so restless and impatient.
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Old August 10th, 2016, 10:37 PM   #242
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Very solid addition and as Ferge said, if the plot opposite comes to fruition, it will for, an impressive gateway, as well as seemingly extending the city, looking south from Deansgate.

Thanks for the update. Very much looking forward to tomorrow's Trinity Island updates from anybody who is able to attend. It's hard to pick a favourite with so many quality proposals and when a 200m tower is on the rise, but I think T.I. might just be mine....
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Old August 11th, 2016, 12:44 AM   #243
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Looks pretty good to me.
Personally I think the forthcoming backdrop of tall buildings will enhance Castlefield rather than detract from it.
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Old August 11th, 2016, 01:13 AM   #244
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2-4 Chester Road | Castlefield
Apartments | City Zone
  • Number of apartments: 188
  • Developer: Renaker
  • Architect: OMI
  • Planning app expected: August (as a target)
  • Committee date: end of November (target)
  • Floors: 21, 12, 8
  • Height: 61m, 37.5m, 23m

Woman at the event was very very insightful. Renaker are going for high end here, in reflection of the location (Castlefield). The apartments will all be larger than those recommended in the Manchester Design Guide. The 1 bedroom apartments will be 55sqm, 2 bedrooms at 90sqm, 3 bedrooms at 105sqm, whilst the penthouse apartments (3 bedrooms) will be 170sqm - with roof terraces (on the first photo). Good floor-to-ceiling heights throughout.







Just reading about this in the MEN , so I quickly came over too SCC too get a clearer view & I must say these look bang on mate love em.!!

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Old August 11th, 2016, 10:59 AM   #245
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Happy with it.

Has a certain De Trafford look about it

Need to see a bit more of the detail, facade, ground level, etc. Especially the crown/penthouse apartment.

What a great penthouse! No chance of ever being over looked on the Castlefield side. What a view! Great views over to Salford/Mediacity. Over to Spinningfields and beyond. And Owen Street and Beetham looming next to you across the road. If I had the money, or won the lottery, I'd buy it ASAP.
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Old August 11th, 2016, 11:24 AM   #246
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Defo got DeTrafford/OS vibe to it, which is no bad thing!

Hoping Manchester continue to build this type of architecture...it has some real sophistication to it in my eyes. It really makes the building next to this look awful now though!
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Old August 11th, 2016, 12:00 PM   #247
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If only DeTrafford had the work ethic of Renaker and Renaker had the consistency of design of DeTrafford.

Where did Renaker even come from... it seems that since Greengate / Alto they have really pushed on to become very high profile.

Cambridge Street
Wilburn
Water Street
Owen Street
+ i'm missing at least 2-3 more
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Old August 11th, 2016, 12:46 PM   #248
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Same picture as above. Bit of a sharper view. I think?

That view, 360.

Place North West.

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Old August 11th, 2016, 02:21 PM   #249
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Vertigo kicking in and I am scared by the fact that there doesn't seem to be any railing on the roof terrace. Other than that fine development.
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Old August 11th, 2016, 02:41 PM   #250
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Vertigo kicking in and I am scared by the fact that there doesn't seem to be any railing on the roof terrace. Other than that fine development.
I think it has a glass wall sitting a feet or two inwards from the perimeter? Otherwise you'd never get me outside
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Old August 11th, 2016, 03:49 PM   #251
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Yeah...roof terrace is giving me kittens. Looks nice but a tad impratical.
Forward projecting those heavy plant pots landing on someone cheese box.
Like them overall mind, definitely maturing with regard to city living proposals.
Shame those proposals across from First Street are at least a decade out of touch.
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Old August 13th, 2016, 01:31 AM   #252
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I've added Deansgate South (if built) to the render.

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Old August 13th, 2016, 02:16 AM   #253
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In confused, is this thing cancelled or not?
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Old August 13th, 2016, 02:33 AM   #254
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No, the thread name needs updating. I've left a message with the mods
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Old August 13th, 2016, 12:44 PM   #255
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Yaaay! I'm lovin it. For once we get a high rise building that's NOT shaped like a cerial box!!

Let the party begin!!
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Old August 13th, 2016, 10:57 PM   #256
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Yaaay! I'm lovin it. For once we get a high rise building that's NOT shaped like a cerial box!!

Let the party begin!!
Un-box-like buildings scare architects!
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Old August 13th, 2016, 11:58 PM   #257
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Un-box-like buildings scare architects!
You are 100% correct. Why?

Well, there are two things to consider. First of all why would a developer build an apartment building? The only reason is to make money.

A big part of an architects job is to help the developer make as much money as possible. This means they do as much as they can with as little as possible, creating as little un-sellable area as possible, ensuring the building is a simple to build as possible and maximising sellable area.

Following all of these steps will result in a building which is economic to build ensuring the developer will make money.

It just so happens that box shaped buildings are the best way to allow all of these criteria to be met.
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Old August 14th, 2016, 01:41 AM   #258
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As a rule of thumb curves are at least 4x the price of straight flat pieces of the same material. Straight/flat is much more efficient, off the shelf etc. Curved tends to be bespoke and requires much more material, fabrication and installation.
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As a rule of thumb curves are at least 4x the price of straight flat pieces of the same material. Straight/flat is much more efficient, off the shelf etc. Curved tends to be bespoke and requires much more material, fabrication and installation.
Indeed. Curved glass curtain walling costs an obscene amount of money which is why you hardly ever see it
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Old August 14th, 2016, 01:22 PM   #260
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AJD Please can you add the Owen Street Towers to this render 🙈?
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