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Old April 21st, 2006, 06:54 PM   #21
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Yang Sing Oriental

And another hotel coming soon.

Yang Sing Oriental,
36 Princess Street,
Manchester

Sumptuous 48 bedroom boutique style Oriental hotel!

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http://www.yang-sing.com/ass.htm
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 09:12 PM   #22
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Completely fenched off.

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Old April 22nd, 2006, 09:55 PM   #23
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That one of the uni developments jerb,,u getting your pics mixed up ?
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 10:19 PM   #24
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No - this is going to be Hotel/ Mixed use.
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 10:38 PM   #25
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Completely fenched off.

Ohhhhh..... whats happening to this, please say its getting blown up.
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 10:43 PM   #26
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No - this is going to be Hotel/ Mixed use.
Is it ?
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 10:43 PM   #27
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I really like this building and think it's something we should try and keep. It's not just some bog standard block of nothingness...

Better than a tower covered in terracota tiles any day.
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 10:44 PM   #28
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Finally. Something happening with this.
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Old April 22nd, 2006, 11:22 PM   #29
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Is it ?
Yes!
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Old April 23rd, 2006, 01:02 AM   #30
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One of my favourite buildings in Manc this. It's done **** all for pavement activity through the years, but Christ in a Cortina, look at him. He's a big ****** and no mistake. The Stone Cold Steve Austin of buildings. Very limited, but his finish is just "pow".
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Old April 23rd, 2006, 01:05 AM   #31
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Here.

A bit of investigating tonight.

Turned up something.

075988/FO/2005/C2

Telecommunications House (Victory House)
London Road
City

Conversion of existing building to offices (use class B1) and 231 bedroom hotel (use class C2) and ancillary functions with car parking on site at rear

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*A 231-bed four-star hotel in the former BT tower block on London Road. Scottish firm Macdonald Hotels wants planning permission to transform the building into a hotel with mixed office use. Macdonald operates 60 hotels and resorts in Britain and will be venturing into Manchester city centre for the first time, with the majority of its business focused on the four-star market.

Click on Rio link, then retail & leisure, then lazy-l hotel.

I'm 99.99% sure those renders relate to the eurocentral hotel?

I think a phone call may be necessary on Tuesday to clear things up.

Architects.

http://www.rioarchitects.co.uk/data_rio.xml

Hotel Company.

http://www.macdonald-hotels.co.uk/
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Old April 23rd, 2006, 01:41 AM   #32
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One of my favourite buildings in Manc this. It's done **** all for pavement activity through the years, but Christ in a Cortina, look at him. He's a big ****** and no mistake. The Stone Cold Steve Austin of buildings. Very limited, but his finish is just "pow".
I know its not saying much but this is the best building built in Manchester between 1970 and 1990.
A well detailed, classy and clever building.
This building doesnt (hasn't?) got the credit it deserves.
I have considered trying to get this listed but think its future is secure now so am happy to leave it alone.
Hopefully this reuse will raise its profile.
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Old April 23rd, 2006, 02:31 AM   #33
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It used to look great when people worked in it when you were coming in on the train and the lights were all lit up. Very Gerry Anderson. Glad to see its staying.
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Thanks Chris.
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Old May 3rd, 2006, 01:45 PM   #35
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Thanks Chris.
For what?
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Old May 3rd, 2006, 06:09 PM   #36
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Was it designed to look similar to the other curvey building near the station? Were they built at the same time or designed by the same people?
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Gateway house was by Richard Seifert and partners from 1969.
Victory House (aka Telecom House) was by J L Hammond from 1973.
I suppose they were both just responding to the topography but it would be naive to say Hammond hadnt seen Gateway House.
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Old May 26th, 2006, 01:37 AM   #38
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Taken today.

Scaffolding going on front and back.

I've never seen so many hard helmets in the City Centre! There
everywhere!









Anyone know what this development is? Is it the 20+ storey student accommodation? Cores are massive/visible from the NCP car park/Eastgate.









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Chers jerb,,yeah them core's are for the 19 storey Berry St student block
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I didnt think anything would happen with this BT building for years but afew weeks later and they are all over it.
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