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Old February 12th, 2006, 12:40 AM   #101
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Let's see now. I don't like it because I say it's not appropriate, and if you like it, you've been seduced by its beauty and you're just not being objective. Ho Hum. This sounds very much like the imposition of a subjective view rather than engaging in open debate. As does pointedly ignoring somebody who takes the trouble to explain a different view.
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Old February 12th, 2006, 05:46 PM   #102
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I walked around the IVLA building today with an open mind and have to say it's a fucking ridiculous place to put what is in effect a tarted up retail shed. The front may be acceptable (although why it doesn't face Great Ancoats Street I'm not sure rather than the dark slab that does) but the back looks like the arse end of Baguely Tesco, an obese tin box. There's so much open land up there that someone could develop.However I doubt anybody is going to want to wake up and stare at that and so very possibly they won't. It's almost like someone in the planning department is determined to cut Ancoats off from town with a no mans land of threateningly lifeless streets.

Whether it visually relates or not (which is subjective) it kills the street. It isn't subjective to say that people aren't going to want to walk down the back of an inner city retail park at night. It's common sense. Whatever it looks like it damages the city by actively discouraging the heavy pedestrian footfall safe urban environment that a successful city needs.
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Old February 12th, 2006, 05:52 PM   #103
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I reserved judgement till I saw it.

That Ivla store is a f**kin utter waste. With its canal side carpark?!?!?!?

Is it that hard to design a city?
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Old February 13th, 2006, 12:18 PM   #104
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I only saw this place myself just the other day for the first time and I was shocked how crap it is, I had an overwhelming feeling this will turn out to be a mistake, such a prime site on the border with Ancoats, what were they thinking?
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Old February 13th, 2006, 11:23 PM   #105
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Taken from the new car park.(don't think the guy in the penthouse was to chuffed? )



Issa Quay.





New car park on the left.(spot my penthouse mate)



Sarah tower is now a flat piece of mud. They've leveled the mud mound.
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Old February 14th, 2006, 02:26 PM   #106
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thanks for all your pics jrb on here and other threads, cheers
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Old March 12th, 2006, 10:41 PM   #107
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Few images from around the developing Piccadilly Basin area from the Martin Stockley website.


CITYLOFTS' VANTAGE QUAY - jrb I prefer your shot!


CITYLOFTS' VANTAGE QUAY (Western / Southern elevations)


CANAL BASIN, JACKSON'S WAREHOUSE


BRIDGE OVER CANAL BASIN
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Old March 12th, 2006, 10:51 PM   #108
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Crackin little bar that Moon at Jackson's Warehouse ,,
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Old March 13th, 2006, 10:47 PM   #109
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I keep trying to find it when I go to Manchester on Tuesdays, but I never can
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Old April 25th, 2006, 08:13 PM   #110
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This pic from near the basin. Any ideas what is being built here?
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Old April 25th, 2006, 08:33 PM   #111
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"cough" Sarah Tower
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Old April 25th, 2006, 08:35 PM   #112
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Cheers HR. Why the cough?
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Old April 25th, 2006, 09:13 PM   #113
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When are (i hope this is right) BDP Architects starting on their new offices on Dale Street?

It's a cracking building!
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Old April 25th, 2006, 09:16 PM   #114
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Cheers HR. Why the cough?
cos it taken them 6 months to get that far,,,
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Old April 25th, 2006, 09:54 PM   #115
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cos it taken them 6 months to get that far,,,
Heh, at least they're diggin mate. Wish they were at the Eastgate Site
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Old May 6th, 2006, 05:54 PM   #116
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Issa Quay

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Old June 20th, 2006, 08:01 PM   #117
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Noticed today ,, the slow fukka's at Issa Quay have moved all there crap off the site next door (BDP HQ).
Was'nt this suppose to start soon ?
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Old June 21st, 2006, 05:44 PM   #118
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Free Beer

Fancy a free beer? Get yourself down to Moon Bar this Thursday for a free beer tasting event.

Moon Bar and restaurant is a hidden gem that can be found at the back of Jackson’s Warehouse on Tariff Street. Whether you want a sit down meal or simply a relaxing drink, Moon Bar is perfectly situated within easy reach of Piccadilly station, with unparalleled views across Piccadilly’s historic waterways and Manchester’s ever changing landscape.

Moon Bar’s beer suppliers Scottish and Newcastle are coming down to Moon this Thursday, June 22nd, and a little birdy has told us that there will be free drinks for everyone on the premises.

The event begins at 6 and lasts until the beer runs out, so make sure that you’re there on time to get your fair share of the action!

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Old July 3rd, 2006, 07:09 PM   #119
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The digger's have started on the BDP HQ site next to Issa Quay
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Old July 3rd, 2006, 09:58 PM   #120
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Great news. About time too.

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Architects BDP have designed a new 33,000 sq ft office building on Ducie Street which they will occupy themselves. The attractive building is shown below from both the canal and the road elevations.



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