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Old April 1st, 2006, 01:21 PM   #61
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what a depressing sight such a top building reduced to this
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Old April 27th, 2006, 11:22 AM   #62
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Fire Station

Seems strange to me as Britannia and langsam have a first class record for the renovation of listed buildings and others and i know that they were thwart on several occassions the development of the fire station
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Old April 27th, 2006, 11:25 AM   #63
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Seems strange to me as Britannia and langsam have a first class record for the renovation of listed buildings and others and i know that they were thwart on several occassions the development of the fire station
Yes i does seem strange. Their motives are very unclear and perplexing.
No new news to report on this btw.
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Old May 4th, 2006, 08:24 AM   #64
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Its especially strange as there's a building like free trade hall that was sold to another hotel group for peanuts that would have been the top music venue thast they seem to be hankering after. What was the deal with that one? It just needs sorting doesn't it???
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Old August 16th, 2006, 03:29 PM   #65
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Old August 16th, 2006, 11:51 PM   #66
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Surely two of North Manchester's greatest Jewish boys (Mssrs. Bernstein & Langsam) can agree on a solution for this building. Mazal Tov!
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Old August 17th, 2006, 08:25 AM   #67
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Surely two of North Manchester's greatest Jewish boys (Mssrs. Bernstein & Langsam) can agree on a solution for this building. Mazal Tov!
I thought the city council could do a CP on this building if they thought it was in danger and given the length of time it's been left we must be getting close to the point where parts may have to be demolished if something isn't done soon.

It's unbelievable that such a kooky building is being left to rot - it makes no commercial sense!
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Old September 14th, 2006, 10:32 AM   #68
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FIRE STATION

Skymann, are you blogging for Bernstein?!?!?!

Looked at the planning history for Britannia and it seems they've made a few attempts at getting permission. They're not normally known for hanging around. Don't they want it as their HQ and as a flagship hotel?

When I went there the building still looked to be in use so don't know why they would knock it down. Surely not. What bits do you think need demolisihing??
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Old September 14th, 2006, 11:07 AM   #69
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Unfortunately it may make more commercial sense to drop the thing rather than use it. That would be a shame.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 12:44 PM   #70
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Going over old ground.

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Skymann, are you blogging for Bernstein?!?!?!

Looked at the planning history for Britannia and it seems they've made a few attempts at getting permission. They're not normally known for hanging around. Don't they want it as their HQ and as a flagship hotel?

When I went there the building still looked to be in use so don't know why they would knock it down. Surely not. What bits do you think need demolisihing??
I can see your point, Investigator, if you have just read Skymann's one post, but if you read the entire thread- that may take some time, or at least scan through much of it, you will see that there seems to be little real motivation from Brittania to take this scheme forward.

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Unfortunately it may make more commercial sense to drop the thing rather than use it. That would be a shame.
MCC / Bernstein in Partnership with the Piccadilly partnership have put forward a perfectly viable solution for this scheme, that they would aim to complete before the '07 International Festival (again more details earlier in the thread), so to suggest 'dropping the thing' to me would be an architectural crime. It is one of the cities best buildings and should be renovated. As principally Longford and many others on the forum will I am sure agree: they simply do not make buildings like this any more.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 02:22 PM   #71
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Wasn't Britannia refused planning permission on the basis that the council are insisting that this be in some way accessible to the general public? The council quite rightly want it mixed use with the music venue etc, while Britannia are only interested in making it a hotel. I'm still unsure as to how a music venue and hotel are supposed to sit side by side. I'm sure its been done before though. I'd welcome any examples.

Anyway, neither seem to be budging so I bet its drawn out until demolision is inevitable. Then, at the risk of losing any of it, the council are forced to accept Britainnia hotel only scheme.

Thats a pretty uneducated just guess though.
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Old September 14th, 2006, 02:41 PM   #72
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My guess is that they want the site and not the building. An ideal location for a Holiday Inn Express.
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Old October 14th, 2006, 11:37 AM   #73
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What the HELL is going on with this. Ready by the International Festival my arse.
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Old October 15th, 2006, 12:07 AM   #74
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My dad said the courtyard in the middle used to be amazing!
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Old November 22nd, 2006, 09:52 AM   #75
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Developments ?

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Old June 18th, 2007, 10:44 PM   #76
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Hello. Was reading the latest Estates Gazette in WH Smith in Victoria Station, being too tight to buy a copy, and there was a snippet about Britannia Hotels and Argent (?) being close to agreement on the London Road Fire Station site. Britannia have apparently dropped their own plans and now agree that it should be a music venue of sorts. Think I've memorised it right!
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Old June 18th, 2007, 11:15 PM   #77
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Good news. Took the f***** long enough to admit defeat.
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Old June 21st, 2007, 08:25 PM   #78
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I would like to thank WHSmiths. EGI. Taken today.

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Old August 20th, 2007, 11:23 PM   #79
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Just came across this picture whilst having an unexpected and quick look at 28 days later.

Taken from the Piccadilly Place Rooftop Thread posted by Lawrence on the 28th of July. Look at the London Road Fire Station courtyard. The internal balconies/walkways have been covered in scaffolding and white sheeting.
Has the redevelopment of the wonderful fire station started on the QT? Lets bloody hope so!

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Old August 21st, 2007, 12:03 AM   #80
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If this ever becomes a music venue, can it please be called "The Fire Station"?
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