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Old December 7th, 2008, 12:53 AM   #101
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the developers have filed a planning application for this site to become a car park.
i think they are planning to build this building when the market improves, so at best it is very much on hold.
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Old January 6th, 2009, 11:13 PM   #102
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But look what Manchester ended up with, a building which only opened about a year ago, and even from a distance looks old and tired. It has NO redeeming features WHATSOEVER, it looks like it hasn't had a window cleaner near it since 1964............. A typical example of how we do things in this country................
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Old January 8th, 2009, 09:40 PM   #103
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But look what Manchester ended up with, a building which only opened about a year ago, and even from a distance looks old and tired. It has NO redeeming features WHATSOEVER, it looks like it hasn't had a window cleaner near it since 1964............. A typical example of how we do things in this country................
not too sure about that to be honest...

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Old February 25th, 2009, 02:44 PM   #104
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Great height for Manchester!
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Old February 25th, 2009, 05:18 PM   #105
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Quite tall indeed, but its design looks pretty generic. What's Manchester about it?
That bland thing could stand anywhere. This city deserves smth better.
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Old June 4th, 2009, 10:04 PM   #106
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Quite tall indeed, but its design looks pretty generic. What's Manchester about it?
That bland thing could stand anywhere. This city deserves smth better.
I disagree, i think if the city keeps towards this trend of tall yet thin buildings, like the beetham and such then it'll end up with quite an iconic skyline
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Old June 4th, 2009, 10:46 PM   #107
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one of my favourite projects
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Old June 10th, 2009, 02:43 PM   #108
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Let's wait for a few years and then see what happens.
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Old April 24th, 2013, 05:35 PM   #109
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Don't get excited.

I just don't recall ever seeing this video before:

http://www.calderpeel.com/projects/m...cadilly-tower/

(Click 'Video')

Or this image:

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Old April 24th, 2013, 09:45 PM   #110
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That's from the architect, if I'm correct. This tower is probably dead.
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Old June 23rd, 2013, 11:01 PM   #111
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not seen it yet :-) who owns the city now? The developer was Sean Mulryan I think.
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Old January 21st, 2014, 02:06 AM   #112
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This building is missing from the HS2 Piccadilly Regeneration Framework published in August 2013. [I was going to post the URL here but it was denied.]

I'm guessing this means that if an extension for planning consent is requested, it will be denied. I'm not overly sorry, as I think this was another dull low quality building, akin to Beetham. If we're going to build tall, we need much more interesting buildings with curves, angles and spires which are unique and memorable. Boxes are cheap to build, and that's why they often look just that. Where are our Gherkins, Shards and Pinnacles?

I think the wider regeneration framework is a much better proposal. Who wants to have our city peppered with the odd 50 storey cereal box tower surrounded with empty plots and zombie car parks, when we could fill those holes with lower rise high quality buildings instead and actually make our city look smart, modern and successful? I'll be sorry to see the Lazy S on Piccadilly Approach go, but on talking to the engineers at the HS2 exhibition, it is actually a massive barrier to development...and it's not quite special enough to get my vote.
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Old January 27th, 2014, 01:15 PM   #113
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This building is missing from the HS2 Piccadilly Regeneration Framework published in August 2013. [I was going to post the URL here but it was denied.]

I'm guessing this means that if an extension for planning consent is requested, it will be denied. I'm not overly sorry, as I think this was another dull low quality building, akin to Beetham. If we're going to build tall, we need much more interesting buildings with curves, angles and spires which are unique and memorable. Boxes are cheap to build, and that's why they often look just that. Where are our Gherkins, Shards and Pinnacles?

I think the wider regeneration framework is a much better proposal. Who wants to have our city peppered with the odd 50 storey cereal box tower surrounded with empty plots and zombie car parks, when we could fill those holes with lower rise high quality buildings instead and actually make our city look smart, modern and successful? I'll be sorry to see the Lazy S on Piccadilly Approach go, but on talking to the engineers at the HS2 exhibition, it is actually a massive barrier to development...and it's not quite special enough to get my vote.
This is very well said...

Britain needs a City with loads of smaller modern architecture developments and landmark mid-rises. Manchester has that potential.

Not only that, Manchester CAN build high-quality sksycrapers and high-rises. Not dull boxes. I for one think that The Beetham Tower is nice and is a Manchester landmark in it's own right.

Manchester should focus on the Quality of structures and attracting such designs and concepts. Afterall, like I said earlier I believe there is a lot of potential in Manchester than there is in say Birmingham.

One thing Manchester has that Bham doesn't is the Metro. (A dedicated inner/inter City lightrail service). I think this is a key element to a future business district of cluster of skyscrapers.

The 2nd skyscraper City of the UK will probably be decided in the next 10 years... realistically it's between the likes of Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, and maybe Leeds/Belfast/Glasgow/Shefiield etc.

It'll be exicting to see... but I believe this tower is dead.
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Old September 19th, 2015, 03:33 AM   #114
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Calm down, it's been an exciting couple of weeks, but did we miss this? Asking to extend permission for use as car park for 1yr (this was in Feb 2015)

http://www.publicaccess.manchester.g...7-apl-0001.pdf

'High density mixed-use scheme' is still the long term intension.


***sorry, just realised this was the international thread - it was already mentioned in the Manc thread months ago!***
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Old February 7th, 2016, 11:15 PM   #115
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Piccadilly tower

Hello Fellow Enthusiasts of Piccadilly Tower,

I have looked at Ballymore Current website which includes it as a Future Development; there is still hope...
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Old February 11th, 2016, 07:14 PM   #116
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http://www.ballymoregroup.com/

Indeed! (Click 'Developments' and scroll down!)
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Old April 29th, 2016, 08:59 PM   #117
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Hello again,

Ballymore's new website is ready & features Piccadilly Tower as an upcoming development.

Great news! ��
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