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Old May 9th, 2011, 05:57 PM   #341
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Place North West.

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M&S and Pure Gym sign at Piccadilly Basin

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Marks & Spencer and Pure Gym have signed leases totalling 38,678 sq ft with Town Centre Securities at the Urban Exchange development in Manchester.

There is now just one retail unit of 7,233 sq ft remaining to let to on the ground floor of the 120,000 sq ft building. Other tenants include Aldi and GO Outdoors, which opened on 1 April.

Marks & Spencer signed a lease for a 19,353 sq ft ground floor unit which will become an outlet store. CB Richard Ellis represented Marks & Spencer; Town Centre Securities represented itself.

Twenty-four hour gym operator Pure Gym agreed a 15-year lease for 19,326 sq ft over the lower ground floor. Cushman & Wakefield and BNP Paribas represented Town Centre Securities and Pure Gym was unrepresented.

Yorkshire-based contractor GMI Construction has been appointed to carry out both store fit-outs. Work on the Marks & Spencer outlet is due to begin shortly with the store scheduled to open in the summer.

The deals represent the tail end of the turnaround in fortunes for TCS at the 120,000 sq ft building which was left vacant when Danish furniture retailer Iilva went into administration in 2008.

Edward Ziff, chairman and chief executive of Town Centre Securities, said: "To be in a situation where a prominent building of this magnitude is left vacant presents many challenges and we are incredibly proud to have been able to overcome these to create a successful scheme in the midst of a challenging economic climate. We have always had confidence in the whole Piccadilly Basin scheme as it occupies such a key site within the city of Manchester and the major retailers we now have in occupation will undoubtedly ensure its continued success."

The Manchester offices of BNP Paribas and Cushman & Wakefield are handling enquiries in the remaining retail unit at Urban Exchange.
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Old April 11th, 2012, 02:24 PM   #342
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An interesting little idea for Piccadilly Basin, could it possibly be linked with events at Urban Exchange. I imagine that it will give some fight to Screenfields though if it happens.

Projecting onto the side of the MSCP at Piccadilly Basin.


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Turning a car park into a cinema

Yesterday evening we did a test projection in Manchester for an upcoming drive-in cinema event. It looked pretty great, even before the full onset of darkness! Thanks to Alex at CityCo for inviting us along.

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Old April 11th, 2012, 02:57 PM   #343
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A few twitter photos from last night when they tested it out.





From @PiccadillyMCR

Interesting little tweet this one

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Old April 21st, 2012, 05:36 PM   #344
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There appears to be a building of sorts under construction next to the Piccadilly station multi-storey opposite Rail House - they've shut off the road (I think it's Boad Street?) off Store Street and there are a number of concrete columns poking up. Anyone happen to know what this is?
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Multi-Storey extension I believe.
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Old April 21st, 2012, 08:23 PM   #346
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Ah, I suspected as much. Thanks.
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Old April 23rd, 2012, 08:04 PM   #347
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Q One Agency and Society Agencies take offices at Piccadilly Basin

April 23, 2012

Two fashion agencies, Q One Agency and Society Agencies, are to take offices at 75 Dale Street, part of the Piccadilly Basin development in Manchester.

Each company has taken a floor of the 1,350 sq ft self-contained building, which was the former headquarters of the Rochdale Canal Company. Both agencies specialise in contemporary womenswear and represent a range of independent fashion labels from the UK and abroad, including Numph, Finders Keepers, Second Female, Jovonna, Kelly Ewing and Mina.

The Grade II listed building, dating back to 1808, still has a number of original features including mosaic, stone-flagged and wooden floors, the staircase and feature fireplaces.

The landlord is Leeds-based property investment and development company Town Centre Securities. Michele Quiligotti, firector of Society Agencies, said: “It’s important for us to be right at the heart of the fashion quarter so the location is perfect. It’s great to be in this quirky building that has so much character and it helps us really stand out from the crowd when our customers visit to view the collections.

We’ve even themed the rooms differently to suit the style of the clothes. We already feel really at home in this environment and love it.”

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Brief mention of plans for Piccadilly Basin to become a tech hub, including the development of Brownsfield Mill

http://www.cityco.com/news/2012/oct/...ub-manchester/
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Brief mention of plans for Piccadilly Basin to become a tech hub, including the development of Brownsfield Mill

http://www.cityco.com/news/2012/oct/...ub-manchester/
Linked to the expansion of the Sharp Project into the city centre as alluded to below? (From the Sharp project thread)

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Old November 18th, 2012, 11:46 PM   #350
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TOWN Centre Securities today said it was continuing to explore development opportunities in Manchester and Leeds.

The property development and investment group, which is based in Leeds, said it was continuing to look at opportunities at Piccadilly Basin in Manchester and looking at bringing its Whitehall Road site in Leeds forward.

The group has also submitted a detailed planning application for its proposed Waitrose store development at Milngavie outside Glasgow.

Commenting on the period from July 1 to November 14, chairman Edward Ziff said: "We have made further progress during the period including our two acquisitions which provide opportunities for future growth.

"I am pleased that we have maintained high occupancy levels in a very competitive market place reflecting our investment in major cities. The current economic environment remains uncertain and our view remains cautious."

The group said its investment portfolio had performed in line with expectations its our car park division had "performed well". The company has seen net debt increase to £152.9m.
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Old January 27th, 2013, 12:16 PM   #351
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Tech Basin

Apps from TCS for works to Brownsfield Mill,
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Change of use of vacant building to Class (B1) Office use and associated elevational alterations including replacement of temporary boarding to windows , lowering of adjacent boundary wall, erection of a substation and associated hard landscaping.

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