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Old August 21st, 2007, 12:07 AM   #81
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Dunno, that sounds like a Gay Bar lol
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Old August 21st, 2007, 12:10 AM   #82
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Dunno, that sounds like a Gay Bar lol

I know, I was thinking Kylie first night
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Old August 21st, 2007, 01:27 AM   #83
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Disco Inferno...?
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Old August 21st, 2007, 02:10 PM   #84
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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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http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/...ad.php?t=17603
I'm afraid that scaffolding and white sheeting has been there for at least a year - maybe longer.
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Old August 23rd, 2007, 04:16 PM   #85
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Renovation work has not started - the plastic sheeting is just there to keep the rain off the masonry, woodwork and iron. Internally bits of the station are used for storage, but much of it remains in original condition.
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Old August 24th, 2007, 01:28 PM   #86
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WHy oh why oh why

Dont the council just CPO this

But there again not.

Its the "Salou" model of economic growth.

Low brow, high consumption, low creativity, high tack mall culture, that provides numerous mac jobs and big profits for elsewhere.

The plans to me seem like a tacky Printworks for the east and southside of the city.
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Old August 25th, 2007, 10:43 PM   #87
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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!

Link below picture.



http://www.28dayslater.co.uk/forums/...ad.php?t=17603
Thats for crediting me with the pic, the place is currently being used as storage for Britannia hotels, there are hundreds of boxes of wallpaper, light fittings and chairs.

It should be re-developed though, its a stunning building.

If you guys want to see interior pics let me know.

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Old August 28th, 2007, 09:07 AM   #88
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If you guys want to see interior pics let me know.
I'd certainly be interested to see pictures of the finer, or grand internal sections, Mr. Lawrence.

No worries if you don't get chance- but it would be fascinating.
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Old August 28th, 2007, 10:56 AM   #89
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Here are some, my bandwidth is lowish, so over the next few days they might disappear, but will return at the first of the month.



























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Old August 28th, 2007, 03:05 PM   #90
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Come on Lawrence, you're forgetting the pièce de résistance...
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Old August 28th, 2007, 03:16 PM   #91
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Thanks for the pics. Sure is in a bad way. Atleast it won't be like the forever.
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Old August 28th, 2007, 04:22 PM   #92
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Structurally, it's not too bad. Yes, it's tatty, but most of the floors and ceilings are reasonably sound. By no means would I call it derelict - just perhaps slowly decaying on the outside. It'll certainly be interesting to see what becomes of it - I just hope that certain features are preserved, like the Victorian holding cells in virtually original condition...
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Old August 28th, 2007, 11:17 PM   #93
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Brilliant

Thanks Lawro. Those sliding drawers would make amazing wine cellar space! I hope whatever happens it best features are available for all to see. It's a special building.
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Old August 30th, 2007, 10:00 PM   #94
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amazing photos

theres some sort of art event there, hopefully will be a good chance of getting to see it in person

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Castlefield Gallery in association with Contact present Reactor’s newly commissioned, site-specific project, The Tetra Phase at The Old Fire Station. The Tetra Phase, set in the disused historic building, will present an immersive journey into subjective experience. On each Saturday throughout October, groups of the public will venture into this disconnected environment, known only as ‘The Station’, to interact within an immersive installation. Working together at some points, but in opposition at others, the groups’ journeys will intersect as they locate their individual pathways through the constructed possibilities of this labyrinthine space.

Within The Tetra Phase, meaning is internal and objectivity an impossibility. Beyond the limitations of ‘true’ or ‘false’, all we know is that certain results follow inevitably from certain actions. Participants can book to attend the event only once, so there will be no opportunity to repeat the experience, or take advantage of a wider perspective. As in life, you only get one chance.

However, others will be watching. The omnipresent ‘eye in the sky’, created by a network of CCTV cameras, forms the only position from which a privileged perspective on the event is possible. But who is doing the watching? And for what purpose?

This newly commissioned site-specific project further explores Reactor’s interest in ‘the audience as artwork’. Interpersonal and group dynamics will come to the fore, as participants attempt to reconcile their subjective experiences, and the event expands beyond the confines of ‘The Station’.

The project is a commission for Castlefield Gallery in association with Contact and has been financially supported by Arts Council England, Awards for All and with kind support from Britannia Hotels.

Dates: Saturday 6th, 13th, 20th, 27th October 2007
Times: 12-6pm each day
Venue: Old Fire Station, Manchester (next to Piccadilly Station)
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Old August 31st, 2007, 10:29 AM   #95
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Sounds bizarre, but I definitely think it'll be worth a look.
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Old October 6th, 2007, 11:52 PM   #96
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Don't know whether this has been posted elsewhere but......

Website for the event at the old fire station, only a few places left, looks mad


http://www.reactorweb.com/tetra/intro.htm
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Old October 8th, 2007, 01:59 PM   #97
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If this building was in say Madrid or Dresden, then the govt there would have CPO'd it and turned into either a cultural centre or an official centre.
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Old June 13th, 2008, 04:45 PM   #98
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13.06.08

Manchester City Council is preparing to turn up the pressure on the owners of the derelict fire station on London Road to allow the redevelopment of the prestigious £25m site.

The grade II*-listed building is owned by Britannia Hotels and is central to council plans to regenerate the Piccadilly area.

It has been earmarked for redevelopment by Piccadilly Partnership, a group of private sector developers.

The council has issued a statement saying Britannia’s lack of progress is a ‘cause for concern’ and threatening to look at ‘other options’ for the site. This could include compulsory purchase.
http://www.propertyweek.com/story.as...rycode=3115632
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Old June 13th, 2008, 05:19 PM   #99
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Old June 13th, 2008, 08:18 PM   #100
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Long overdue. This has dragged on for far too long. They've had enough chances. Slap in a CPO. End of!

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