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Old November 20th, 2005, 10:40 PM   #101
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Old November 21st, 2005, 12:51 AM   #102
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Well he is an Italian.....
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Old November 21st, 2005, 10:28 PM   #103
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One or two interesting liitle developments submitted!

http://www.salford.gov.uk/living/pla...anninglist.htm
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Old November 24th, 2005, 12:36 AM   #104
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From Cityoffices:

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Exchange Greengate plans
Exchange Greengate is a £50m mixed-use scheme in Salford, Manchester, being put forward by Ask Developments. The 278,706 sq m (3m sq ft) scheme, near Exchange Station, will include 37,160 sq m (400,000 sq ft) of offices space, residential apartments with retail and leisure uses. An outline planning application could be submitted in March 2006.
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Old November 26th, 2005, 12:33 AM   #105
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All that lot for £50 million? £500 million surely?

Here's Maros 13 storey 'The Bayley' resi block on Bailey Street.



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Old November 26th, 2005, 12:45 AM   #106
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yellow brick - my high school was made of them.
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Old November 26th, 2005, 02:00 AM   #107
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mine - dark brown, 1950s, white wood windows with dark brown bricks, square, out of proportion.

Well it looks A LOT better on the pic but its truly awful inside and out, theyve hardly had anything updated since the 70s. It smells of puke.



gota love that horid architecture



that building look nothing like the rendering. And what a crap design, well its only small so who cares. If it were in london it would be a differnt story...
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Old November 26th, 2005, 10:13 AM   #108
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Castlebrook High School, Unsworth, Bury with the some of the shops at Unsworth. 9462, what Primary School did you got to?
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Old November 26th, 2005, 11:12 AM   #109
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I live just down the road from there.
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Old November 27th, 2005, 01:17 AM   #110
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Old November 29th, 2005, 11:37 PM   #111
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New Reds stadium's knock-on benefits

THE new Salford Reds' stadium could boost commercial property values in the Salford area by as much as 30 per cent.

Local developer MDA says the new 20,000-seat stadium will stimulate massive growth in the local property market.

Last week Salford city council approved the Reds' ambitious proposals for a £32m stadium, along with a 208-bed hotel and a massive 230,000-sq ft retail development.

Bars, restaurants, a museum, gym and swimming pool are also planned. The stadium will be developed on a 74-acre brown-field site near junction 11 of the M62.

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Mark Evans, managing director of MDA, says property prices in the area will jump: "New sporting stadia and leisure facilities in areas like Salford have a huge impact on residential and commercial property prices. Investment is attracted to the area and Salford will become a magnet for more commercial and residential property development," he said.

"As well as job creation, the value of property owned by people in Salford will rocket. There will be money to be made.

"This development is a huge chance for Salford to build on the massive regeneration of the last five years. This is great news for Salford and Greater Manchester. As the area becomes a magnet for business, it will become a magnet for developers and investors."

The stadium proposal still has hurdles to pass before it is built. The government office for the north west will soon decide whether the deputy prime minister should examine the plan in detail.

If the application is sent to the government for a final decision, it could mean a delay of many months - and a public inquiry.

Property values are already growing in Salford, thanks to a series of regeneration initiatives.

Business improvement grants to refurbish premises or purchase the latest equipment, have encouraged a dozen companies to set up, relocate or expand in the Chapel Street area. Regenerating Chapel Street and surrounding area is a key priority for Central Salford urban regeneration company for the city.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 11:40 PM   #112
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That buff coloured brick looks terrible on that Bayley block. WHY do developers insist on using it? The red and white render as proposed looked much better. Shame.



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Another image of the massive Spectrum scheme. (Phase I near the viaduct under construction).



Whilst OMI are supposed to be decent architects I have my doubts about this. They have probably been constrained by the Fielden Clegg designed Greengate masterplan. The blocks point in the direction of and look designed to draw people and activity into the wider Greengate area directly from Blackfriars road. It makes sense but Im not sure the development as a whole doesn't look a little disjointed. I like how they are driving a new road through the centre of their site and certainly the blocks seem to respect the major streetlines which is essential but overall I think they could have been designed to somehow fill out what is a massive site better such that it looks like three of four cohesive elements rather than twelve.



Brochure here - http://www.************/spectrum_brochure.pdf

Sure there will be more images when the website launches.
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Old November 29th, 2005, 11:42 PM   #113
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New build estate feels Sharp end of report

SALFORD Council’s planning boss has agreed there’s been ‘a lot of bog standard rubbish’ built in the city after a government-backed watchdog slammed a Walkden housing estate.

The Commission for Architecture and the Built Environment (Cabe) conducted a nationwide study which rates the newly-built Brambles estate on Sharpe Street as ‘poor’ because it is ‘an off the shelf cul-de-sac development with no notable features’, and has poor provision for pedestrians, cyclists and parking.

Salford’s lead member for planning Councillor Derek Antrobus agreed with Cabe’s assessment saying the city had been too keen to give the go ahead to 'badly designed’ developments in the past, but he also insisted the council has learnt from its mistakes.

In its report examining developments for character, roads, parking, pedestrianisation, construction environment and community Cabe rated The Brambles as having only 38 per cent of the qualities an acceptable estate should have - one of the lowest ratings in the country.

Cabe were highly critical of the Bellway development built in 2002. The report said: "The Brambles is an ‘off the shelf’ cul-de-sac development. It feels like any other housing estate with no notable features to give it an identity. It’s difficult to navigate due to the 'sameness' of houses.

"The road dominates with no deliberate provision for pedestrians or cyclists and parking provision is generally poor. There has been little attention to detail either in houses or public spaces."

Cllr Antrobus supported the findings. He said: "We work with Cabe and held workshops with them after recognising the need to raise our game on design. I support Cabe and for a while there was a lot of bog standard rubbish built in Salford and we needed to learn from our mistakes.

"Things have changed in this city and in the past people didn’t want to invest in Salford so we were too eager to accept any developments, but that is no longer the case.

"We have been praised recently by an independent inspector after we beefed up our standards on design, so we are moving in the right direction."

In defence of their development a Bellway homes spokesman said: "Sharpe Street proved to be one of our most successful developments due to a shortage of quality three and four bedroom homes.

"It sold out in less than 12 months to local homebuyers, many of whom continue to live there very happily. At the time of our purchase, Bellway met all the planning criteria and highway issues of Salford City Council."

Meanwhile the Peel Hall Wimpey-built estate on Peel Lane, Little Hulton received an above average score of 54 per cent but was also described as ‘an off the shelf’ development.
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Old November 30th, 2005, 02:13 AM   #114
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the people who work for salford council are a bunch thickos, and usually have no experience or know nothing about what they make decisions on.
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Old November 30th, 2005, 11:40 AM   #115
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It's all too easy to knock something after the event. Planners and architects love doing it. You know, there will be something new next year, and a couple of years later somebody will be slagging that off too, all the while telling you "we've learned from past mistakes". Pah. And what's so wrong with an "off the shelf" development? You can't have total novelty on everything. Sigh. Sometimes I think planning is like little girls' fashion, and yesterdays clothes get a sneer.

Anybody got a picture of this Brambles?
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Old November 30th, 2005, 05:38 PM   #116
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Nice Chapel Street Gallery

Take a look at this:

http://www.chapelstreet.org/gallery.asp
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Old December 3rd, 2005, 12:58 AM   #117
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University's £60m future vision



FUTURISTIC: The interior.A NEW £60m university building will be at the heart of a cultural quarter being created in Salford.

The arts and media centre, due to open in September 2008 on Adelphi Street, will add to the massive regeneration of Chapel Street and The Crescent.

It will house a 300-seat theatre, sculpture park and TV studios, and will cater for 3,000 students and 150 staff.

The Salford University development has got the backing of one of Tony Blair's advisors, Charles Leadbeater.

Speaking at a conference on culture-led regeneration at the university, he said he hoped the new arts and media centre would help make Salford "the best place to grow up, grow old, live and work".

Prof Richard Towell, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Media, and Social Sciences at Salford University, said: "The university is committed to the vision of a revived Salford and is showing its support for the wider social inclusion agenda."

The building, together with the Centenary Building, which won the Stirling Prize for Architecture in 1996, and Adelphi House, will form a new linked campus.

It will be built on wasteland next to Adelphi Street and Peru Street. Finance will come from existing university funds, a bank loan, and new investment. A dedicated fund raising manager is being appointed this month.

Chapel Street is already a magnet for media and creative industries with Salford City Council helping a dozen firms set up there this year. Manchester Midi, a music media training and production company, based in Bexley Square, off Chapel Street, relocated there from Ancoats, Manchester, several months ago.

A company spokesman said: "Our new location provides a wonderful working environment. We were beginning to be priced out of Manchester's northern quarter and noise and lack of daylight through renting out a basement was testing."

He added: "We used a council business grant to renovate the building and put in security features. We're now hoping to convert more of it into music studios we can rent out.

"The work that is being done by the council and its partners to encourage businesses like ours to relocate is brilliant. We feel that we're here right at the start of the Chapel Street renaissance."

Regenerating Chapel Street and the surrounding area is a key part of the newly formed Salford Urban Regeneration Company's vision to make central Salford an active, vibrant urban district. Pedestrian-friendly green boulevards, with cafes and bars are planned for Chapel Street, The Crescent and nearby roads.

Coun Derek Antrobus, the city's planning spokesman, said: "There's a real buzz around the Chapel Street quarter.

"It benefits from being right on the edge of Manchester City Centre. There is a unique feel to it and it brims with character. Its reputation can only continue to grow, the more like-minded media and creative businesses we can attract."




FUTURISTIC: The interior.

A NEW £60m university building will be at the heart of a cultural quarter being created in Salford.

The arts and media centre, due to open in September 2008 on Adelphi Street, will add to the massive regeneration of Chapel Street and The Crescent.

It will house a 300-seat theatre, sculpture park and TV studios, and will cater for 3,000 students and 150 staff.

The Salford University development has got the backing of one of Tony Blair's advisors, Charles Leadbeater.

Speaking at a conference on culture-led regeneration at the university, he said he hoped the new arts and media centre would help make Salford "the best place to grow up, grow old, live and work".

Prof Richard Towell, Dean of the Faculty of Arts, Media, and Social Sciences at Salford University, said: "The university is committed to the vision of a revived Salford and is showing its support for the wider social inclusion agenda."

The building, together with the Centenary Building, which won the Stirling Prize for Architecture in 1996, and Adelphi House, will form a new linked campus.

It will be built on wasteland next to Adelphi Street and Peru Street. Finance will come from existing university funds, a bank loan, and new investment. A dedicated fund raising manager is being appointed this month.

Chapel Street is already a magnet for media and creative industries with Salford City Council helping a dozen firms set up there this year. Manchester Midi, a music media training and production company, based in Bexley Square, off Chapel Street, relocated there from Ancoats, Manchester, several months ago.

A company spokesman said: "Our new location provides a wonderful working environment. We were beginning to be priced out of Manchester's northern quarter and noise and lack of daylight through renting out a basement was testing."

He added: "We used a council business grant to renovate the building and put in security features. We're now hoping to convert more of it into music studios we can rent out.

"The work that is being done by the council and its partners to encourage businesses like ours to relocate is brilliant. We feel that we're here right at the start of the Chapel Street renaissance."

Regenerating Chapel Street and the surrounding area is a key part of the newly formed Salford Urban Regeneration Company's vision to make central Salford an active, vibrant urban district. Pedestrian-friendly green boulevards, with cafes and bars are planned for Chapel Street, The Crescent and nearby roads.

Coun Derek Antrobus, the city's planning spokesman, said: "There's a real buzz around the Chapel Street quarter.

"It benefits from being right on the edge of Manchester City Centre. There is a unique feel to it and it brims with character. Its reputation can only continue to grow, the more like-minded media and creative businesses we can attract."
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Old December 9th, 2005, 09:07 PM   #118
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From this weeks planning apps.

Reference: 05/51827/FUL
Decision Level: COMM
Applicant name: Chapel Investment Holdings Ltd
Ward: Irwell Riverside
Grid Reference: 382571 398632
Case Officer: Tim Hartley
Telephone: 0161 793 3769
Location: Land Behind Salford Royal Hospital Bounded By Adelphi Street, Upper Cleminson And Wilton Place Salford 3
Proposal: Erection of an eight storey building comprising 160 apartments with 929 sq.m commercial floor space (A1,A2,A3,B1 and D1) at ground floor together with associated car parking and alteration to existing vehicular access
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Old December 9th, 2005, 09:35 PM   #119
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Couple of interesting ones. Sourced from Building Magazine.


8 Storey office block.. http://www2.salford.gov.uk/docs/49486.pdf

Ian Simpson again http://www.salford.gov.uk/living/pla...ning&ref=49561
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Old December 13th, 2005, 08:04 PM   #120
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Abito, is now starting to rise

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