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Old January 24th, 2007, 11:27 PM   #1
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Cambridge Street | 83/63m | 29/21 fl

Another 21 storeys planned.

Bryant readies MIll 4 plans



MILL 4: Final plans

MAYBE it proved a mill too far, but Bryant Homes have just sold on the last segment of the huge Macintosh Village scheme to Yorkshire based Asquith Developments.

Bryant are already developing Mills 2 and 3 into apartments and have another scheme at New Islington.

Sales director Jason Newton said: "We have so much going on already in Manchester that we decided the best way to speed up the completion of Macintosh was to sell on Mill 4.

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"It already has detailed planning and they will build that out and get the entire project finished ahead of schedule which benefits everyone."

Residential property specialist Knight Frank handled the sale of Mill 4, which covers just under an acre and has detailed planning permission for 231 residential units, including a 21-storey tower and one retail unit.

It made more than the £5.25million guide price, although Knight Frank are not saying exactly how much more.

John Broadbent, Head of their residential development team in Manchester, said: "It is a huge project to convert Mills 2 and 3, and this demonstrates Bryant's commitment to completing the whole scheme.

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"Large residential development sites are now scarce in central Manchester and the fact that Mill 4 achieved more than the asking price speaks volumes about the success of Macintosh Village and underlying demand for sites with detailed planning approval in central Manchester.

"Asquith Development is buying into an iconic scheme that has already transformed this part of the city and proved to be a hugely popular project."

Detailed planning permission has already been granted for the Mill 4 site and is in two distinct parts. On the west side of the site a seven and eight storey residential block will be built; but its southern half will rise to 21 storeys when complete. In addition, an eight-storey building with a river frontage next to the areas already famous Green Building is also planned.

Macintosh Mills are the latest phase at the £130 million Macintosh Village complex, part of Manchester's Southern Gateway which was earmarked as a new home for the BBC. Plans are now being re-drawn to create a new business district.

The mills are the last remaining parts of the site where, in the 1820s, Glaswegian Charles Macintosh created a textile to combat Manchester's infamous rain. His new material combined traditional cotton milling with the latest rubber smelting techniques, creating a waterproof fabric that became a legend and ensuring his name lived on as a by-word for waterproof coats.
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Old January 25th, 2007, 12:09 PM   #2
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Thanks yet again jrb. That looks way better than the original render maybe eighteen months back. The one with the dogturd-brown colliery towers with the scrap-iron MILL lettering on top.
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Old January 25th, 2007, 01:35 PM   #3
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You mean Mill 2 and Mill 3.
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Old January 25th, 2007, 01:50 PM   #4
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Orrr norrr, don't tell me they're still on the cards.
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Old January 25th, 2007, 02:14 PM   #5
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Personally I like them, very Manhatten.
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Old January 25th, 2007, 02:17 PM   #6
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Heres a pic to remind everyone what these towers are like.

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Old January 25th, 2007, 03:52 PM   #7
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It ain't showing for me, mm. Here's the picture. Yuk. Reminds me of Agecroft (?) Colliery.



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http://www.emporis.com/en/wm/cx/?id=101363
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Old January 25th, 2007, 04:01 PM   #8
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Would be good to see the rest of the scheme built, the muddy hole seriously detracts from what has gone up to date; and I think all of the elements complimented and contrasted each other pleasantly. The effect of a unified district is non existent with it half done, and a key element of spreading the contiguous urban core southwards is lost.

Regardless of design preference, surely the existing scheme is better than dereliction and waste ground? Demand is seriously a problem now, any developer that starts flat construction at this point of the cycle, (with a scheme of any design merit) should be warmly applauded. Lets hope they do.
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Old January 25th, 2007, 04:39 PM   #9
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I agree Arch, it is a scheme that desparately needs finishing for the right effect. As far as flat numbers are concerned I think this is merely the end of the beginning, rather than the start of the end!!
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Old March 16th, 2007, 02:40 AM   #10
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Just been rooting through the threads , this cound answer a few question people were asking earlier , see that groundwork seems to be starting on something .
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Old March 16th, 2007, 02:48 AM   #11
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Would be good to see the rest of the scheme built, the muddy hole seriously detracts from what has gone up to date; and I think all of the elements complimented and contrasted each other pleasantly. The effect of a unified district is non existent with it half done, and a key element of spreading the contiguous urban core southwards is lost.

Regardless of design preference, surely the existing scheme is better than dereliction and waste ground? Demand is seriously a problem now, any developer that starts flat construction at this point of the cycle, (with a scheme of any design merit) should be warmly applauded. Lets hope they do.
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I cant remember if the Mill towers had full planning, anyone remember? No other scheme has popped up for this site so would look like they are going to happen, would it not? Regardless of the scheme (I always quite liked it) is great for the East-West connections of Central Spine and Oxford Rd; love things that keep pushing out the continuous urban core.
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Hope it is the mill towers as seen, I always thought they would add a nice balance to the area, and their scale would really help push out peoples perception of the city centre. I can understand why some weren’t overly keen on them, but regardless of your personal taste it is good for there to be a wide variety of styles in the city; and this side of town is one of the most varied in terms of both recent developments and the older existing fabric.
lol nice to see I’m still banging on from the same hymn sheet two months later…consistent in my ranting!

Cheers for hunting that down JRB, I had meant to dig out the thread but hadn’t quite got around to it.
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Old March 16th, 2007, 03:01 PM   #12
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Old July 31st, 2007, 11:15 PM   #13
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Old October 8th, 2007, 02:58 PM   #14
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Grand Central | Cambridge Street | Height TBC | 21 Floors

Found this on offplan-investor.com, apologies if this has already been started, I'm new!


THE DEVELOPMENT

This landmark development which will consist of 231 studios, one, two and three bed apartments will be stunning both inside and out. From outside you won't be able to help but stand and admire its striking design as glass, stone, wood and metal join in harmony. The development will comprise of 2 distinct parts, with the west side featuring a residential horseshoe shaped block over 7 storeys but its southern half will rise as a 21-storey tower.

An impressive courtyard forms the centerpiece of the development, while around this hub the building gracefully skirts the River Medlock.

This 5 star development features only the highest quality specifications throughout, including sophisticated designer kitchens and luxury tiled bathrooms. Each apartment will be contemporarily styled, with solid walnut doors, carpets to living areas, a choice of full integrated bespoke designer kitchens including granite work surfaces & ceramic tiling & integrated oven, fridge freezer & dishwasher.

Grand Central (M1 5AD) places you in the centre of Manchester. This prestigious landmark development is built on the site of Mill 4 in the iconic urban Macintosh Village area of Manchester city centre. The development is so central, you can count distances in minutes and not miles. Like the famous Cornerhouse Cinema a 2-minute walk away, Deansgate Lock just a 4-minute walk and Canal Street an 8-minute walk. Of course, if you still can't find what you're looking for, then a short 10-minute stroll takes you straight into the city centre.

For trains or trams you've the convenience of St. Peter's Square, Oxford Road Station, Deansgate Station and Manchester Piccadilly all nearby. And for car journeys, the Mancunian Way, M602 and the A5103 Princess Parkway are all convenient, as is Manchester Airport a short drive away.

Expected build start date: Q4 2007

Expected build completion date: Q1 2010
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Old December 5th, 2007, 02:48 PM   #15
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MEN Homes today (again):

Grend Central (do we have a thread for this?
Asquith group has sold 23 apartments in its top-end Grand Central scheme since it launched two weeks ago, including the £495,000 penthouse in the 22 storey tower, to investors.
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Old December 5th, 2007, 03:47 PM   #16
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Investors .... great.
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Yes they are great - means the tower will be built..
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Old December 6th, 2007, 12:22 PM   #18
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If I was a squillionaire I'd recreate a street or two from olden day Little Ireland here, into a museum of sorts. Stick it all indoors to make it dark and atmospheric, also covering a section of the river too. Then pump it full of fake mill fumes.

mmmm slumtastic I'd pay to see that.

It could be like the London dungeon with little themes. Once you've walked the streets you could then have a wander through a mill. Selected punters would have to crawl though some machinery to get some fluff out of the way but if they make a mistake their hand would be severed. ******* brilliant!
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Old December 6th, 2007, 01:51 PM   #19
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Old December 6th, 2007, 02:23 PM   #20
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