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Old August 3rd, 2005, 08:08 PM   #1
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Piccadilly Place | London Road | up to 55m | up to 14 floors

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Old August 3rd, 2005, 08:53 PM   #2
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all they need do now is design a tower on par with Albany for the site behind this where the tacky white block is and the dirty grey brick building beside it.. Then we'd it would aid tie in Picadilly plaza with Picadilly station towers and voila.. We would have a really kick ass area (Then Victoria station area will copycat and we'll rule the skies)
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Old August 3rd, 2005, 08:59 PM   #3
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Old August 3rd, 2005, 09:15 PM   #4
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Couldn't agree more though. That ten-storey concrete block in the middle of that second pic (which is part of the University, no?) is absolutely the most ghastly building in the whole of the city centre in my opinion. If I could demolish just one building in Manchester it'd be that one, no hesitation. At least the Piccadilly Place developments will hide it from anyone emerging from the station.
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Old August 3rd, 2005, 10:17 PM   #5
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How tall is this one gonna be?
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Old August 3rd, 2005, 11:16 PM   #6
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This is 6 buildings.

Varying from 8-15 floors. The most advanced one is a 12 storey hotel for City Inn which looks a bit shite.
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Old August 4th, 2005, 12:19 AM   #7
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Heres Piccadilly Place frome another angle ,from last sunday,,,this is shooting up,,,and the soon to be demolished site for Albany Tower in the background


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Old August 6th, 2005, 09:15 PM   #8
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im a bit woried about the quality of the buildings at pic place, they look crap. its a pretty rank collection of unassociated buildings really they cud have done much better with this peice of land, personaly i think that a large portion of it should have been left open for some sort of plaza, like teh amphitheatre next to bar 38 tipe thing
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Old August 9th, 2005, 12:59 AM   #9
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The Aytoun Building which belongs to Manchester Met is bad, inside the layout is confusing and it also needs modernising.

When they built the Business School (the white building) they should have knocked down that tower and built a better building to link the business school to.

It also brings the University down a bit considering the amount of money they've spent on the John Dalton Building entrance, John Dalton Tower, A new I.T block, and new All Saints West Building.

Piccadilly Place will definitely improve the area.
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Old August 9th, 2005, 09:58 AM   #10
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I,m studying at Aytoun at the moment and I gather the place is to be demolished in 2008 and the business school relocated to Oxford road.

I gather the only building to remain will be the library facing on to Whitworth St.

The tower and all surrounding buildings including Minishall on Chorlton will go and the space redeveloped.

With London gaining several 1000 ft towers its time Manchester thought along the same lines.

It would be great to have some form of tiered gardens along the canal a few storeys up and then a glass tower rising up to around 1100 ft but stepped so it does not overshadow canal street too much.

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Old August 9th, 2005, 11:49 AM   #11
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The though of that vile building being demolished as just brought a smile to my face,,cheers Mr Bloke
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Old August 9th, 2005, 08:07 PM   #12
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How sure how up to date this is, but here is the masterplan for MMU's All Saint's campus. The estates strategy tells us that by 2010 the university will be condensed onto three site (All Saints, Didsbury and Crewe). Elizabeth Gaskell, Aytoun and Hollings will be sold on to developers to help fund the new buildings seen below. I think there was also an aspiration to leave the Didsbury campus, but this would be a long term thing outside the scope of the current strategy which runs to 2010.

I remember that there was some minor excitement on this forum about 18months/two years back about the prospect of a 15 storey 'tower'. Somehow it now feels, I don't know .... er .... unworthy of a post.

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Old August 9th, 2005, 11:10 PM   #13
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On that site there's a image of the buildings in 3D but when I click on the thumbnail it brings up a 2D overhead. I'm sure that the Loxford Tower Building will be done up at least with the plans.

Some good things on that website to look at including some Warrington projects like the new A&E and new Bus Station.
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Old August 9th, 2005, 11:18 PM   #14
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I know we're going off on one bout MMU but, my engineering lecturer told me they we're simply converting Loxford tower into student accommodation.
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Old August 10th, 2005, 01:34 AM   #15
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To be fair, I thought the All Saints plan had bitten the dust.

And by no means is it unworthy Mr Tates. The All Saints area really need sorting out and bringing back into the public "arena", if you will. The place feels so closed off and as if you're not allowed to go anywhere. And the state of some of the buildings (that one opposite the Footage and Firkin, I think it's a drama school) could desperately do with a revamp.

Anybody else noticed how quickly the newish redbrick building opposite the pool and UMIST business school is aging? They're going to regret the God-awful landscaping all around that building. It's something I find could make or break the building, and the current use of 1/2 bricks turned at a silly angle (to break your ankles, obviously) is outrageously daft. Honestly, the road is bland enough after the museum. At the very least, have some interesting grass work with trees on the far edge at least to break up the monotony of the Uni shopping centre, the RCM and the drama school. By the eck, I tell thee.

Oh, I'll tell you the best thing about All Saints. The fruit and Veg stall (if he's still there). The city centre needs so many more individual produce shops it's untrue. Having a good local butcher and grocer and other local community shops could really make an area like Ancoats for instance. More guff like that's needed.

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Old August 10th, 2005, 03:57 PM   #16
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3rd crane going up today,,,
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For those who haven't seen this 3d rendering of City Inn and Piccadilly Place before!(if you have, 'DON'T TELL ME!' )

Gives a relatively good impression of how Piccadilly Place will/might eventully look!

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