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Old April 10th, 2006, 11:29 PM   #1
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Old April 10th, 2006, 11:31 PM   #2
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Its great that unlike other cities, Manchester has loads of office demand as well as just resi. Great news
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Old April 10th, 2006, 11:35 PM   #3
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The council are getting the mixture right as promised Accura.
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Old April 11th, 2006, 12:31 AM   #4
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Yeah, great to see such enthusiasm for investment.. lets hope it soon leads to Manc having multi-let office towers dotting up about the place, a superbly-thriving CBD with its quirky low-rises and cheeky midrises that are just that lil bit intrusive on the Town hall..lol, n all the Beetham impersonators..
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Old April 11th, 2006, 10:43 PM   #5
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Old April 11th, 2006, 10:50 PM   #6
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Old April 11th, 2006, 10:54 PM   #7
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Old April 11th, 2006, 11:37 PM   #8
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Cheers jrb, interesting reading, with a bit of a mixed message coming through.

Quote from Andrew Hawkins, director of Jones Lang LaSalle - "It's worth remarking that there's nothing unique about Manchester. The city is simply being dragged along by the market."

Hmmm, I beg to differ. There's something very distinctive in the way the city is marketed, and it's hopefully emerging quite strongly as the natural alternative to London. But of course, we've always known this.
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Old April 11th, 2006, 11:41 PM   #9
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They need to develop around CIS to give it and the likes of Arndale some company and have some nice financial hubs up there as well as everywhere else..Well, I think..
We cant have our dear old 'mid-rise' standin on its own, its not tall enough for isolation, lol
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I think the comment about uniqueness is in relation to the amount of investment capital floating around the market nationally, rather than a specific comment about the characteristics of the city itself.

Nice to see agents talking about design quality. Of the speculative and prelet city centre new-build offices proposed and discussed at length on the CBD thread, Piccadilly Place, Spinningfields and elsewhere I can barely see a duff looking building among them. All have a look of quality and distinction about them IMO, my favourites being 3 Piccadilly Place, Chancery Place, Cobbetts House, Aurora Place and some of the stuff at Spinningfields. Obviously some of the fringe stuff could be better and Manchester really could have done with a more adventurous developer than Bruntwood purchasing the Tariff St sorting office (especially when there is seemingly so much quality refurbished space coming through). Other than this I see a great spectrum of quality office development, right accross the city. 3 PP however will be the big "transformational" building simply due to its prominence. Thankfully Austin Smith Lord would appear to have furnished us with a really decent building and, as much as it sticks in my throat (!) - thanks go to Longford and his Civic Society crew for their contribution. One of the few examples where the CS have proven their worth.
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3 Piccadilly Place.

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Old April 12th, 2006, 12:36 AM   #12
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I think the comment about uniqueness is in relation to the amount of investment capital floating around the market nationally, rather than a specific comment about the characteristics of the city itself.
I view that comment more as a reflection on Manchester's ability to attract investment capital, but I think Manchester has something unique that is attracting a greater share of it. Possibly I'm splitting hairs, and maybe I've misread it too
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Who rattled your cage?
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-- thanks go to Longford and his Civic Society crew for their contribution. One of the few examples where the CS have proven their worth.
You can thank me but not the CS.
It was me and my emminent friends on the Historic Buildings Panel who slated the original scheme and insisted a re think.
We are usually ignored but for some bizzare reason it was seen fit to listen to our comments.
The CS had little or nothing to do with it.
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You only grace us when one of your masterpieces is presented!
(I'm presuming it is one of yours - i'm going to look a bit a bit daft now if it wasn't one of yours!)
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You only grace us when one of your masterpieces is presented!
(I'm presuming it is one of yours - i'm going to look a bit a bit daft now if it wasn't one of yours!)
not this time 'shanksy... actually I think its crap!
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Quite like the arse on the blond piece in the middle but check out matey boys double breasted suit.
Tell me Bamford, Derbyshire - do you have a pallete on your magic computers of badly dressed 'members of the public'?
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Quite like the arse on the blond piece in the middle but check out matey boys double breasted suit.
Tell me Bamford, Derbyshire - do you have a pallete on your magic computers of badly dressed 'members of the public'?
Its not mine longshanks, weve been workin on Central Station, Ince Power Station, and Leopold Square in Sheff this week... not shitey terracottery apologies....
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