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Old October 5th, 2014, 02:42 PM   #181
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Looks good! So is funding now available again?
X1 are a relatively big development company who currently have a bunch of schemes ongoing in Manchester, so they would appear to have the money. This will be their biggest scheme so far though I think.

They're about to start construction on X1 Exchange Quay:





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Is that the site of the BBC building on Oxford Road?
Yep

Currently a surface car park
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Will start construction as soon as it gets planning permission



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Old October 5th, 2014, 06:46 PM   #183
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Quite a small project, but exciting nonetheless. Gotham Hotel Manchester, Europe's most gothic hotel apparently. Has started construction:
Got a new render for you, VDB:



Why couldn't all renders be in a 30s Art Deco style, I love it!

They're still on for an April 2015 opening aswell.
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Old October 7th, 2014, 12:46 PM   #184
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Ariel picture of the area around Victoria, central Manchester

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Old October 7th, 2014, 02:08 PM   #185
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First tour of the National Graphene Institute

The University of Manchester is not only the birthplace of graphene, but is aiming to stay at the forefront of innovation and research into the wonder material with the completion of its £61m National Graphene Institute.

The NGI, which has been designed by architect Jestico + Whiles, selected BAM Construction to build its research hub, a 63 week project which is due for completion next spring.

GMBW was invited along to take a tour of the centre, which is yet to be fitted out but gave us a first glimpse about what to expect when it finally opens its doors next year.

The stunning, glass-fronted hub will be the UK’s home of research into the world’s thinnest, strongest and most conductive material, first discovered by the University’s Nobel prize winning scientists, professors Sir Andre Geim and Sir Kostya Novoselov.






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Old October 7th, 2014, 06:35 PM   #186
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"Trinity" | 17/13 floors | Blackfriars

Not very pretty but it's in the inner city and so should add density/life to the area.

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Old October 7th, 2014, 07:16 PM   #187
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Is there going to be any retail/restaurants etc on the ground floor? That area could do with some I think, especially with the extra people who will be moving in..
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Old October 7th, 2014, 09:50 PM   #188
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I think what this image shows is how ugly the arndale tower and really the whole shopping complex is in general. It takes up such a huge blotch of central Manchester its really a disappointment especially when you look at what was in its place. If we could then I'd like to see the area rebuilt (obviously unfeasible) and integrated into the surrounding streets, similar to how the Trafford Centre is with a 'street' flanked by shops all under one roof.
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Old October 7th, 2014, 11:46 PM   #189
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I think what this image shows is how ugly the arndale tower and really the whole shopping complex is in general. It takes up such a huge blotch of central Manchester its really a disappointment especially when you look at what was in its place. If we could then I'd like to see the area rebuilt (obviously unfeasible) and integrated into the surrounding streets, similar to how the Trafford Centre is with a 'street' flanked by shops all under one roof.
At ground level it's really nice. Especially the plaza outside the Corn Exchange.

I won't defend the tower, though. But there's far, far worse. It's basically just bland.
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And there are little snippets of 70s mad-dash architecture, like the section covered up by advertising on the High Street/Market Street corner and near the Food Court.

I'm quite fond of the Market Street section that was re-built and the M&S/Selfridges side, but running parallel to the Printworks looks cheap, tacky and rushed (the red brick wavy bit).

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Old October 8th, 2014, 04:13 PM   #191
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I think if the Arndale tower was extended by about 10 floors and had a reclad it wouldn't look too bad.
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I think if the Arndale tower was extended by about 10 floors and had a reclad it wouldn't look too bad.
I second that.
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Old October 8th, 2014, 08:59 PM   #193
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Cush&Wake Property Investment Q32013-Q22014

Manchester comes 43rd for world property investment!

At 124% growth we've also seen the 3rd largest increase in property investment in the world! After Dubai and Beijing, not bad!

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Old October 8th, 2014, 11:36 PM   #194
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1 Water St | 30 floors | Apartments

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Old October 8th, 2014, 11:40 PM   #195
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Seems to have come around quick, but it's recommended approve at next Thursday's meeting.

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Old October 9th, 2014, 01:00 AM   #196
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Manchester comes 43rd for world property investment!

At 124% growth we've also seen the 3rd largest increase in property investment in the world! After Dubai and Beijing, not bad!

I think the second city debate is being answered right as we speak.

Truth be told, Manchester's incredible growth is more about catching up to where it (or Birmingham) should have been a few decades ago, had the UK employed a more traditional first and second city structure.

Coupled with the population growth (highest of any UK major city), and the major infrastructure projects that are in the pipeline, I think a clear and definitive gap will start to emerge in the next two decades between Manchester and Birmingham (putting them 2 and 3 respectively) which will only increase investment in Manchester as it becomes more of a safe bet for the future.
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I think the second city debate is being answered right as we speak.

Truth be told, Manchester's incredible growth is more about catching up to where it (or Birmingham) should have been a few decades ago, had the UK employed a more traditional first and second city structure.

Coupled with the population growth (highest of any UK major city), and the major infrastructure projects that are in the pipeline, I think a clear and definitive gap will start to emerge in the next two decades between Manchester and Birmingham (putting them 2 and 3 respectively) which will only increase investment in Manchester as it becomes more of a safe bet for the future.
It does seem that the BBC are still isistant that Brummie is the second city, and why?

It's obvious we've got the second most powerful city in England, if not the UK.

Look at where all the calls for Parliament to be moved to temporarily were centered at; not Birmingham, not Cardiff and neither Glasgow nor Edinburgh, but Manchester!

"The Conservatives are holding their party conference in the Second City..."

No they're not, they're holding it in a city still stuck in 1974 and Pebble Mill at One.

Where's the growth, Birmingham?
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Manchester higher up the ranks than Las Vegas, Vienna and Vancouver? And also right behind Charlotte that is considered a booming US city. This is actually incredible. I really hope it will only get even better for Manchester!
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Old October 9th, 2014, 07:50 PM   #199
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It does seem that the BBC are still isistant that Brummie is the second city, and why?

It's obvious we've got the second most powerful city in England, if not the UK.

Look at where all the calls for Parliament to be moved to temporarily were centered at; not Birmingham, not Cardiff and neither Glasgow nor Edinburgh, but Manchester!

"The Conservatives are holding their party conference in the Second City..."

No they're not, they're holding it in a city still stuck in 1974 and Pebble Mill at One.

Where's the growth, Birmingham?
Stuck in 1974

Why don't you try visiting some time? They're actually holding it in Birmingham for 3 of the next 6 years. Birmingham is a major convention city. Why would they want to go to Manchester?

For your information Pebble Mill was demolished over a decade ago.

Where are all these calls coming from? There were talks of it being moved to Birmingham long before the MEN came up with the idea

And aren't most cities seeing growth at the moment? No, that's right, just Manchester.
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