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Old September 27th, 2005, 03:45 PM   #1
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Salford Quays Projects

Quick rundown of major projects.

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Quay Point

Large mixed use project on a 30 acre derelict site. Will contain 1 million sqft of offices, 800 apartments(approx 600,000sqft), 60,000sqft of retail and a hotel. The BBC are considering moving to the site.

Developers - Peel Holdings
Architect - Fairhurst
Status - outline consent for 93,000sqft of development. Pre planning on a denser version, one possible design is this:


4 towers of 50,35,35 and 25 storeys. Tallest would be 160-200m.


Harbour City

600 apartment project spread across 4 blocks, two of 29 floors and 94m/309ft and two of 22 floors and 76m/250ft. The site is behind the NV buildings and is currently occupied by a small industrial building.

Developers - Peel Holdings
Architect - Fairhurst
Status - Detailed planning application submitted, awaiting a decision.





Victoria Warehouse

Mixed used 530,000sqft development on the site of the Victoria Warehouses on the Trafford side of the Ship Canal close to Old Trafford. Will contain 388 flats in lowrise blocks, a 12 storey hotel, a 22 storey office tower, and retail usage.

Developers - ???????
Architect - Moss Architects & Associates
Status - Outline planning application submitted, awaiting a decision.

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Modus Properties

Mixed used 175,000sqft development on the site of a derelict warehouse on the Trafford side of the Ship Canal, next to the Victoria Warehouse proposal. A 30+ storey tower and lowrise, most likely containing residential/hotel.

Developers - Modus Properties
Architect - ????????????
Status - Pre planning.



Erie Basin Tower

22 storey tower and 9 storey lowrise containing 210 flats. Site lies on dock 9 next to the Harbour City office block.

Developers - Millenium Estates
Architect - ????????????
Status - Approved, should begin before the end of 2005. Some site preparation has already taken place.



CityLofts Tower

20 storey tower and 9 storey adjoining lowrise containing 203 flats. Site lies on dock 9 next to the NV buildings.

Developers - City Lofts
Architect - Conran
Status - Under construction




Clippers Quay

600,000sqft mixed use development on the site of a derelict cinema. Across the ship canal from Modus and Victoria Warehouse developments.

Developers - ASK Developments/Countryside Properties
Architect - ???????
Status - Pre planning.

Two designs have been banded about, one features a curving 20+ storey tower


and the other a 15 storey



Abito

290 flat development next to Clippers Quay site by Abito, the residential division of ASK developments. Features an 11 storey block.

Developers - Abito (ASK Developments)
Architect - ???????
Status - Detailed planning application submitted, awaiting a decision.



XQ7

12 storey block containing 262 apartments. Situated next to Exchange Quay.

Developers - Lowry Homes
Architect - ???????
Status - Under construction




Sovereign Point

20 storey, 66m/217ft apartment block next to the Lowry Outlet Mall. Joins the existing Imperial Point as the 2nd phase of the development.

Developers - Jones Homes
Architect - DLA Architecture
Status - Completed in mid 2005.



NV Buildings

246 apartment scheme on dock 9. Consists of 3 idential triplet towers, each 55m/180ft and 18 floors high.

Developers - Countryside Properties
Architect - Broadway Malyan
Status - 1st tower completed 2004, 2nd 2005, 3rd nearing completion.


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Old September 27th, 2005, 03:58 PM   #2
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A nice cluster if these get built.
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Old September 27th, 2005, 04:00 PM   #3
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Nice idea for a thread.
Maybe we should post all Quay's project update articles and construction piccies in here.
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Old September 27th, 2005, 04:18 PM   #4
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When do Colgate move out? That is a great bit of land they occcupy.
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Old September 27th, 2005, 06:22 PM   #5
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someones got to do a full render of these projects, caw, have you still got that picture from the top of langworthy road?
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Old September 27th, 2005, 06:40 PM   #6
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Neigbour for Theatre of Dreams

MANCHESTER building company Rok has started work on a major new office development at Trafford Park, close to Manchester United's Old Trafford Theatre of Dreams.

The £5.6m development, for Belfast firm Benmore Properties, is a four-storey office block with basement car park, due to be completed in May 2006.

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Old September 27th, 2005, 08:38 PM   #7
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The architects of Eire Basin are those well known purveyors of disappointing buildings, Broadway Malyan .

Good work - particularly the first image. Personally, the most exciting proposal of the lot for me are the Harbour City towers. There is something about the look of them both individually and as a group that I find really interesting. There is something of the CJC about them - not so much aesthetically but in the sort of feeling they evoke. Not sure why. Abito looks quality too.
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Old September 28th, 2005, 01:54 AM   #8
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And Colgate?
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Good work - particularly the first image. Personally, the most exciting proposal of the lot for me are the Harbour City towers. There is something about the look of them both individually and as a group that I find really interesting. There is something of the CJC about them - not so much aesthetically but in the sort of feeling they evoke. Not sure why. Abito looks quality too.
Harbour City and Abito are interesting; for me, they kind of evoke a feeling of the 1970s gone mad.....

They look like they should be murky brown with lime-green plastic internal fittings, and suedette upholstery throughout as standard
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Colgate won'y be out till the end of next year at the earliest and its still not definite that they will be going or not.
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I reckon Harbour City looks like something out of StingRay, kinda sixties and clunky. It doesn't look like it's going to have any wow factor 21st Century beauty and elegance.
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/\ i agree, they just look awful from the sides

anyway

here's the quays on tuesday

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Old September 28th, 2005, 07:47 PM   #13
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I have to agree aswell. I think they look awful - total lack of sex appeal..
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Old September 28th, 2005, 10:58 PM   #14
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Ok it's not the Quays, but Salford Reds proposed new stadium, along with plans for a 4* hotel, casino and retail development go before Salfords planning committee next week!

Good Luck!
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Old September 29th, 2005, 04:46 PM   #15
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Love clipper's quay...
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Old September 29th, 2005, 07:08 PM   #16
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IMHO that curvy 20-storey version is nice, but the flat 15-storey version is a bit ho hum humdrum.
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The curvy 20-storey version is fantastic. I'd like to see the Quays with a bit of proper height now.

(Edited....yet another typo)

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The 20 storey Clippers Quay is yet another individual "landmark" building, shouting for attention at the quays. The shorter version looks modern, neat yet is an intelligent piece of urban design which will help knit the area together better. This is what the quays needs now. Better urban design rather than more shouty, showy buildings that contribute nothing to the experience on the ground.

Did we establish whether it is a case of either / or for these two proposals or are they separate?
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Has anyone got any renders of those two bugdet Etap/Encore hotels to hand?
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SleepyOne: The 20 storey Clippers Quay is yet another individual "landmark" building, shouting for attention at the quays. The shorter version looks modern, neat yet is an intelligent piece of urban design which will help knit the area together better. This is what the quays needs now. Better urban design rather than more shouty, showy buildings that contribute nothing to the experience on the ground.
The shorter version looks like sixties flats down Ardwick way. IMHO it's dumb urban design, not "intelligent" urban design. If you don't want a landmark building you should be rooting for a shorter version of the curvy design.
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