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Old August 9th, 2016, 01:43 AM   #2321
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2 St Peter's Square | Peterloo
Offices | City Zone

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1624546

  • Address: 2 St Peter's Square, Peterloo, City Zone Manchester M2

  • Architect: Simpson-Haugh

  • Floors: 12

  • Office Space: 161,000sqft

  • Height: 54m

  • Developer: Fred Done Associates

Current status: Under Construction

Nearest transport: St Peter's Square









Update by xxx_darthvader_xxx

Cladding is going on thick & fast now. Meanwhile, down below, Metrolink are finishing up the platform and public realm at St Peter's Square station. By the end of summer the square will be fully reopened.



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I am so looking forward to the square being finished! It will be such a nice spot in the city!
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I am so looking forward to the square being finished! It will be such a nice spot in the city!
Me too Justme

I took this photo last year. Once the square is finished, there will be some bar/restaurant units opened in the arches to the right there (and also on the ground floor of the two office blocks opposite). This should help bring the area to life - although it's already a pretty busy area.

The trams make a huge difference here, and in their absence the square has felt quite quiet. When they start up again and the tram stop reopens, the square will feel really European!






With Albert Square (pictured) round the corner, this area will become a veritable feast of architecture for tourists

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Old August 9th, 2016, 01:12 PM   #2324
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New Islington | Summary

New Islington is really starting to "fill up" and bulk out now. About 15 years ago, the area that is now New Islington was actually an (ex) council housing estate. This was cleared in the early 2000s and the council embarked on a massive project (for its time) of constructing new canals in the area, to give it some identity and to entice developers into the area.

The photos below show a comparison of the area in the year 2000 with roughly 2013/14

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Now there are a variety of projects going up and proposed in the area. With the canals, parks and peaceful edge-of-city atmosphere, this area is starting to attract families who would have otherwise moved to the suburbs to have kids.

New Union St | New Islington
  • Number of apartments: 302

  • Developer: Manchester Life (the City Council's development company)

  • Architect: Ollier Smuthwaite





Update by Matthew Darymple:










HoUSe | New Islington
  • Number of homes: 44

  • Developer: Urban Splash

  • Architect: Shedkm

  • Status: complete

44 new waterside family homes with gardens. The houses are modular, and were built off-site before being assembled on-site. Now nearing completion, the houses are full. Urban Splash are now constructing a similarly-designed concept at a site over in Salford.

As someone mentioned yesterday, having a garden in any large British city is pretty luxury - so HoUSe sold out quickly despite being expensive (£350k to buy, £1,500 pcm rent).












Mansion HoUSe (Phase 2) | New Islington
  • Number of homes: 105 (21 townhouses, 84 apartments)

  • Developer: Urban Splash

  • Architect: Sixtwo

Following on from their success at HoUSe New Islington phase 1 (above), Urban Splash have now started on Phase 2 - which is currently making its way through the planning process.

Phase 2 introduces their "Mansion HoUSe" concept - which will be built in a similar way to the houses. This time, 1, 2 and 3 bed apartments with the same footprint size are "slotted" on top of each other to create blocks ranging from 3 floors to 6 floors, depending on demand. There'll be ground floor retail fronting the canalside, and more townhouses at the back.












Islington Wharf | New Islington
  • Completion: 2008

  • Developer: ISIS Waterside Regeneration

  • Website: Click

Islington Wharf phase one was completed by ISIS Waterside Regeneration (which wasn't such an unfortunate name back then) in 2008. It featured a tall (for the area) building and a new canalside apartment block. There was planned to be further phases however the recession took care of that







Once the recession had ended, construction began on phase two - Islington Wharf Mews - new sizeable canalside apartment blocks aimed at families, which has now completed and is fully occupied









This photo shows some of the New Islington development area, and how it is still mostly a building site:









Islington Wharf Phase 3 | New Islington
  • Number of apartments: 101

  • Floors: 3, 5, 10

  • Developer: ISIS Waterside Regeneration

Following on from the two successful earlier phases, ISIS is now looking at starting phase 3, which is made up of 101 apartments in three different blocks.

Designed by JM architects, it follows along the same lines of trying to attract more families to stay and live in the city centre rather than heading out to the suburbs.

Islington Wharf phase 3 will sit across the canal from Islington Wharf Mews (so close you could string a washing line!)












Yo! Old Mill St | New Islington
  • Developer: Yo! Ltd

  • Architect: Glenn Howells

  • Number of apartments: 24

  • Floors: 6

Yo! Ltd (of Yo!Sushi fame) are trialling a new folding home concept in New Islington, which uses fold-away furniture to create dual-use rooms. The living room becomes a bedroom by folding the bed out of the wall.

Again, this scheme will be modular. The apartment units will be built off-site, and then craned in and assembled on site. Essentially all the units are like container boxes which are stacked on top of each other



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Old August 9th, 2016, 01:21 PM   #2325
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Labour have selected Andy Burnham as Labour's candidate for Greater Manchester mayor.

High profile - just what we need to lead regional devolution into its first era.

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Andy Burnham wins Greater Manchester Mayoral candidacy | News

Andy Burnham will run for the Labour party in the Greater Manchester Mayoral race in May next year.
  • Neither the Tories, Lib Dems or any other party have announced their candidacy yet

  • Despite pockets of Toryism and Lib Dem-ism, Greater Manchester tends to vote overwhelmingly in favour of Labour

  • This means that Burnham is likely to be Greater Manchester's first Mayor from May next year

  • The election is on May 4th 2017

  • Burnham is a high-profile political character after losing the Labour leadership race to Jeremy Corbyn in 2015.



The Telegraph: Andy Burnham wins race to become Labour's candidate for Manchester mayor

The Guardian: Andy Burnham is Labour candidate for Manchester mayor

International Business Times: Andy Burnham elected as Labour's nominee for Greater Manchester mayor vote
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One Spinningfields | Spinningfields
Offices | City Zone

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1693947

  • Address: Hardman Square, Spinningfields, City Zone Manchester M3

  • Architect: Simpson-Haugh

  • Floors: 20

  • Height: 92m

  • Office Space: 300,000sqft

  • Developer: Allied London

Current status: Under Construction

Nearest transport: Salford Central








Update by Caiman.

Floor plates are now reaching the 12th floor on the tower, 8 more floors to go.

Crane number 1 has been taken down, whilst on the other side cladding is now beginning to appear

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Old August 9th, 2016, 02:29 PM   #2328
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St.Peter's Square will be one of the most visually beautiful squares in Britain and possibly Europe.
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101 Embankment | Greengate
Offices | Salford

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1440059

  • Address: 101 Cathedral Approach, Greengate, Salford M3

  • Completion: July 2016

  • Floors: 10

  • Office Space: 196,000sqft

  • Developer: Ask Real Estate

Current status: Under Construction

Nearest transport: Victoria







Nearing completion. The crane has now come down and the last of the cladding is on.

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Federation House | N.O.M.A.
Office conversion | City Zone
  • Office space: 70,000sqft

  • Contractor: Russels

  • Developer: The Co-operative

  • Completion: 2017

This building (pictured below) will be cleaned up and redeveloped into 70,000sqft of office space. Yet another Mancunian treasure brought back into use.

Place North West: Work begins to bring NOMA office back into use

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34-44 Jersey St | Ancoats
Apartments | City Zone

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post127335480

  • Address: 34-44 Jersey Street, Ancoats, City Zone Manchester M4

  • Architect: Callison RTKL

  • Floors: 7-8

  • Number of apartments: 158

  • Developer: Manchester Life

Current status: Under Construction

Nearest transport: New Islington











33-44 Jersey St has now started construction, a piling drill arrived on site yesterday.

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2-4 Chester Road | Castlefield
Apartments | City Zone
  • Number of apartments: 188

  • Developer: Renaker

  • Architect: OMI

  • Planning app expected: August (as a target)

  • Committee date: end of November (target)

  • Floors: 21, 12, 8

  • Height: 61m, 37.5m, 23m

Consultation event held this afternoon for a new apartment block on the Chester Road, South Central (right opposite the Owen St 'scrapers). Renaker are going for high end here, in reflection of the location (Castlefield). The apartments will all be larger than those recommended in the Manchester Design Guide. The 1 bedroom apartments will be 55sqm, 2 bedrooms at 90sqm, 3 bedrooms at 105sqm, whilst the penthouse apartments (3 bedrooms) will be 170sqm - with roof terraces (on the first photo). Good floor-to-ceiling heights throughout.

The building has been designed to define the Chester Road street boundary, with active frontages along the street there. The building has also been designed with the "beginning, middle, end" rule of Chicago school architecture in mind.









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Really like the 2-4 Chester Road scheme, along with those that are down the road from it. Some really good quality midrise and lowrise housing stock on the cards for this part of the city. Also the city is also truly finding a style that suits the history and character of our part of the world whilst giving us a fresh, dynamic new look.
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I like this one as well, and was wondering what was going to happen to this plot.
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Trinity Islands | St John's
Mixed use masterplan | City Zone

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...1875014&page=6

  • Address: Plots C & D, Trinity Way/Regent Road, St John's, City Zone Manchester M2

  • Architect: Child, Graddon, Lewis

  • Floors: 2x41 floors, 1x37 floors, 1x24 floors

  • Number of apartments: 1,233

  • Planning app submission: September 2016

  • Construction start: 2018

  • Developer: Allied London

Current status: Pre-Planning

Nearest transport: Salford Central


Pre-planning consultation held today for Trinity Islands, which is part of the St Johns masterplan.

There will be over 1,200 apartments set amongst 4 skyscrapers, as well as riverside parks, a landscaped bridge park, shops, bars and restaurants - and a new school.







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Circle Square Plot 14 | Little Ireland
Hotel/Car Park | City Zone

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...602369&page=55

  • Address: Plot 14, Circle Square, Little Ireland, City Zone Manchester M2

  • Architect: Fieldon Clegg Bradley

  • Floors: 21

  • Number of hotel rooms: 150

  • Retail space: 2,806sqft

  • Car park spaces: 1100

  • Developer: Bruntwood

Current status: Pre-planning (rest of masterplan is Under Construction or approved)

Nearest transport: Oxford Road



New hotel/car park proposal for Circle Square which will also have an energy centre installed into it to power this part of town. The energy centre will produce renewable energy, saving about 2,400 tonnes of CO2 every year, which is the equivalent of taking 570 family cars off the road



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Gateway House | Piccadilly
Hotel + retail | City Zone

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post129139059

  • Address: Station Approach, Piccadilly, City Zone Manchester M1

  • Originally built: 1969

  • Number of hotel bedrooms: 182

  • Hotel operator: Staycity

  • Completion: 2016

  • Developer: LaSalle

Current status: Under Construction

Nearest transport: Piccadilly








The recladding of Gateway House outside Piccadilly station is now nearing completion with the wraps coming off.

This is an iconic building but for years it's looked tired and the upper floors have been uninhabited, it's now been turned into a Staycity hotel



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125 Deansgate | Spinningfields
Offices | City Zone

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post127157803

  • Address: 125 Deansgate, Spinningfields, City Zone Manchester M3

  • Architect: Glenn Howells

  • Floors: 12

  • Office Space: 113,500

  • Developer: Marcus Worthington

Current status: Groundworks

Nearest transport: Victoria







Scaffolding is now creeping up Lincoln House ready for its demolition to make way for 125 Deansgate. This and the redbrick building adjacent will be demolished.



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