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Old August 13th, 2016, 12:41 AM   #2341
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Could they possibly start creating buildings with that in mind then?
Witty as your comment was, it's not really true. Other than the monstrosity above, they are
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Old August 14th, 2016, 01:17 PM   #2342
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Taken Thursday. St Peter's Square even in it's current state is looking immense. Can't wait until it's completed. World class.

10 picture's split over 2 posts. Some picture's don't look straight. Had to put the camera over the metal fences.



Click on the link for 9 more picture's. Post's 1279 and 1280.

http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post134735962
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Old August 14th, 2016, 02:07 PM   #2343
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Owen Street.



2 piling rigs now onsite. Plus tons of other machinery.



Click on the link for 7 more picture's.

Posts 1668 and 1669.

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Old August 14th, 2016, 02:18 PM   #2344
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Manchester skyline construction picture's.

14 in total.

Click on the link for the other 13. Posts 71, 72, 73.





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Salford has, for a long time now, been a forgotten corner of Manchester. But in the last few years it's started to rise (literally) and is now one of the city's hottest boroughs.

In the next few years, expect to hear a lot more from Manchester's second city.

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Old August 15th, 2016, 12:46 PM   #2346
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The power of democracy in the Mancunian planning system?

Trinity Islands | St John's

In 2015, Allied London released some pretty exciting renders for two new interconnected utopian 'vertical village' skyscrapers on an edge-of-centre site in Manchester. It would contain over 1,000 apartments, new shops, bars and other amenities as well as a school all under one roof, with the towers joined by a garden bridge roughly 100m up.





Later on in the same year, these plans were made slightly more conservative. The towers were made into straight blocks, and there were now more of them. Rather than being interconnected they were to be joined at podium level, with private gardens.

There was still something decidedly utopian about the plans






Last week, Allied London presented their latest plans for the Trinity Islands scheme. Far more conservative, far less utopian and, for Mancunians - simply not ambitious enough.







After the consultation (Thursday, 11/08), Mancunians took to Twitter demanding a rethink











But after all, this is what consultation events are for - and it's a damned good thing that Mancunians aren't settling for cheap architecture anymore!

Mike Ingall - Allied London's chief executive - recognised this immediately to his credit





And then this morning....






So it looks like the scheme will be ramping back up in terms of ambition!! A triumph for democracy, architecture and placemaking in Manchester - and a clear message to other developers that the people of Manchester are starting to care more about the quality of new developments in Manchester.

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Old August 15th, 2016, 12:52 PM   #2347
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Owen St | Great Jackson
Apartments | City Zone

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post129979140

  • Address: Plots 1, 2, 3 & 4 Owen St, Great Jackson, City Zone Manchester M15

  • Architect: Simpson-Haugh

  • Floors: Tallest 64, smallest 43

  • Number of apartments: 1,400

  • Height: Tallest 200.5m

  • Completion: for Tower 1 & Tower 4: 2018. For Tower 2 & Tower 3: 2020

  • Developer: Renaker

Current status: Towers 1 & 4 at Under Construction, Towers 2 & 3 Approved

Nearest transport: Deansgate Castlefield:






This morning's update by alex.roberts.

There are now two piling drills on site. It being such an enormous site, and eventually home to four skyscrapers, piling on this site is expected to take 5 months! So it's going to be the New Year before we see anything rising on this site (unfortunately).



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Old August 15th, 2016, 01:53 PM   #2348
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They are really cracking on with the Owen street.
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Old August 15th, 2016, 10:55 PM   #2349
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St Peter's Square redevelopment | Peterloo
  • Redevelopment of public square

  • Expansion of Metrolink station (tram stop) from 2 platforms to 4 platforms to form an interchange between two central lines through the city.

  • New public spaces

  • Two large new office blocks totalling over 500,000sqft

  • A redeveloped war memorial and Cenotaph for Manchester

  • A redeveloped Central Reference Library.



The redevelopment of St Peter's Square has been a long time coming, and officially began with the closure of the Central Reference Library (pictured below) in 2010, to allow for a four-year total redevelopment of the space.







Inside the Wolfson Reading Room is the best clock I've ever seen!






Alongside the Central Library overlooking St Peter's Square, we also have the magnificent Midland Hotel:






.... and the Town Hall Extension, whose arches will be opened up into new cafe/bar/restaurant units once the square is complete:






Central Library reopened in 2014, and by that time Number 1 St Peter's Square was under construction opposite. It replaced the tired and derelict Elizabeth House.

Elizabeth House:







.... and its replacement, Number 1 St Peter's Square







Meanwhile, as Number 1 SPS was completing, work was starting on Number 2 SPS:







.... which looked like this today (photo update by AC1):







While all this occurred, work started on moving the 2-platform Metrolink station from the southern end of the square (right in front of the Library) to a new 4-platform interchange station at the north end of the square.

Repaving the square also started to take place, and is now complete around much of the north-west side of the square.

The Metrolink stop is now beginning to look finished, and tram services will resume through here at the end of this month.

Photos by Slow Burn. Several dozen new mature trees have been planted around the station to help soften up the hard landscaping of the platform faces.










None of the photos used in this post are mine, except the one of the Central Library clock.

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No. 8 First St | Great Jackson
Offices | City Zone

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post134763920

  • Address: No. 8 1st St, Great Jackson, City Zone Manchester M15

  • Architect: Fletcher Priest

  • Floors: 7

  • Office space: 173,600sqft

  • Ground floor retail space: 39,570sqft

  • Occupier: Gazprom Headquarters

  • Developer: Patrizia Immobilien AG, with the Greater Manchester Property Venture Fund (GMPVF)

Current status: Under Construction

Nearest transport: Deansgate Castlefield:







Quite a small project so this one has a tendency to be ignored.

Update by TamaSuperstar, today

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X1 MediaCityUK | Salford Quays
Apartments | Salford

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=403150&page=8

  • Address: 1 Michigan Avenue, Salford Quays, Salford M50

  • Architect: AHR

  • Floors: 4x26

  • Height: 4x86m

  • Number of apartments: 1,036

  • Cost: £200m

  • Developer: X1

Current status: Towers 1 & 2 Under Construction, Towers 3 & 4 Approved

Nearest transport: Harbour City









Floorplates on Tower 1 creep upwards.

Update by Stopfordian Dreamer

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Old August 16th, 2016, 12:04 AM   #2352
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Circle Square | Little Ireland
Mixed use masterplan | City Zone

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post123105881

  • Address: All plots, Circle Square, Little Ireland, City Zone Manchester M2

  • Architect: Fieldon Clegg Bradley

  • Floors: 12-36

  • Height: tallest 115m

  • Number of apartments: 677

  • Office space: 305,630sqft

  • Developer: Bruntwood

Current status: Phase 1 under construction, everything else Approved

Nearest transport: Oxford Road










Phase 1 now rising pretty quickly.

The rest of the phases will start later this year, the majority of buildings are part of Phase 2, including the 115m (36 storey) tower at the north side of the site.

Update today by TamaSuperstar:

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Bupa Headquarters | Salford Quays
Offices | Salford

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post121897309

  • Address: The Quays, Salford Quays, Salford M50

  • Architect: Chapman Taylor

  • Floors: 6

  • Office Space: 145,000sqft

  • Developer: Peel Land & Property Group

Current status: Under Construction

Nearest transport: Harbour City








Piling drill has now arrived on site, indicating that construction has started.

Update by Stopfordian Dreamer.

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Middlewood Locks | Middlewood
Apartments | Salford

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...248338&page=29

  • Address: All Plots, Middlewood Locks, Salford M5

  • Architect: WCEC

  • Floors: 6-9

  • Number of apartments: 571 in first phase; 1,394 in other phases

  • Cost: £700m for entire masterplan

  • Developer: Scarborough Group

Current status: Phase 1 under construction, all other phases approved

Nearest transport: Salford Central









Update by me.

Two piling drills now on this enormous site to build the first phase, which will consist of 571 apartments. In total, 1,965 apartments will be built here - as well as retail, office space, bars, restaurants and plenty of public space on the canalsides.

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27-29 Ellesmere | Britannia
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Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...&page=32<br />

  • Address: 27-29 Ellesmere St, Britannia Basin, Hulme, Manchester M15

  • Architect: AEW

  • Floors: 8, 9 & 12

  • Number of apartments: 232

  • Developer: Glenbrook

Current status: Groundworks

Nearest transport: Cornbrook








After securing funding last week, Glenbrook have now started demolition on site at 27-29 Ellesmere St.

Update from their Twitter

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Whitworth St Corner | Gay Village
Mixed use masterplan | City Zone

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post128147612

  • Address: All plots, Whitworth St/Princess corner, Gay Village, City Zone Manchester M2

  • Architect: Simpson-Haugh

  • Floors: 11-14

  • Number of apartments: 238

  • Construction to start: Autumn 2016

  • Number of hotel bedrooms: 248

  • Developer: Urban & Civic

Current status: Approved

Nearest transport: Oxford Road









Construction will start on Whitworth Corner in the Autumn, a contractor has been chosen and will be announced shortly.



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Great updates. I've said recently how much I love St.Peter's Square. Once completed I'm going to definitely head up to MCR to take some pictures.

Also @VDB - Sorry to do this on here, but are you familiar with the artist 'Rat Boy' from Essex?
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Heard of him, why?
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Heard of him, why?
you're on his website.

http://www.ratboy.co.uk/

Go to the main website, click on the 'Scrapbook' option at the bottom, then click on the blue icon, and then select the 3rd picture on the scrapbook option.

....I thought I recognized the guy in the picture hahahaha.
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you're on his website.

http://www.ratboy.co.uk/

Go to the main website, click on the 'Scrapbook' option at the bottom, then click on the blue icon, and then select the 3rd picture on the scrapbook option.

....I thought I recognized the guy in the picture hahahaha.
you had me all worried then! I wondered why the heck he would have a picture of me
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