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Old August 22nd, 2016, 11:30 PM   #2401
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Old August 23rd, 2016, 12:04 AM   #2402
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Manchester Confidential.

A mish-mash of picture's taken from No1 St Peter's Square.

Manchester Skyline, St Peter's Square, Metrolink 2nd city crossing, No2 St Peter's Square.

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Old August 23rd, 2016, 12:45 PM   #2403
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The Bund | Salford Quays
Restaurant/Bar Unit | Salford

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=241839

  • 8 The Quays, Salford Quays, Salford M50

  • Architect: Reid

  • Use: As a cocktail bar run by The Alchemist

  • Number of covers: 100

  • Space: 4,850sqft

  • Developer: Living Ventures and Peel Land and Property

Current status: Under Construction

Nearest transport: MediaCityUK






Construction has now started on The Bund, which will feature a restaurant/bar run by Manchester-based operator The Alchemist.
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Old August 23rd, 2016, 01:56 PM   #2404
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Cant wait to have a good mooch around Manc this weekend, going to defiantly take a trip over to Media City this time as well. So much going on and so little time to see it.
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Old August 23rd, 2016, 04:48 PM   #2405
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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:







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Two piling drills and two mobile cranes now on site - and raft foundations have also arrived this week which will enable them to start working on the tower cores once they're in place.

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Not messing about at Owen Street then!
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Old August 23rd, 2016, 07:21 PM   #2407
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Manchester is a great place to visit now of course, but parts of the city just full of construction and building sites. The city is reinventing itself with new buildings, hotels, towers, apartments, area's and districts springing up everywhere. Defiantly the most booming city outside London... I'd imagine what what's happening in Manchester that it's undergoing more changes and improvements than most cities in Europe.

As mentioned great place to visit now but in another 5/6 years it will be completely different again. So much going on (for the better) at present and it a couple of years it will be magnificent!
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Old August 23rd, 2016, 10:35 PM   #2408
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Yeah the city is a bit of a building site at the moment, almost everywhere you turn. I worry it's putting tourists off visiting cause it's a little unsightly but once the tram network is up and running again and all the roadworks are complete (will roadworks ever be complete?) then I think it's going to be a pretty top-notch place.

And with the skyscrapers in the background.... well, even better!
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Just out of interest VDB, is there anything planned for that empty concrete yard behind this plot?
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Old August 23rd, 2016, 11:08 PM   #2410
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Just out of interest VDB, is there anything planned for that empty concrete yard behind this plot?
All part of the Great Jackson masterplan - Renaker own that site

As part of the plan, it looks like that space is earmarked for something quite medium-density (middle U-shaped block)

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Old August 24th, 2016, 12:16 AM   #2411
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Didn't St Peters Sq turn out great? Very impressed every time I go through.
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Old August 24th, 2016, 12:12 PM   #2412
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New-style bus stops starting to appear in central Manchester, which include wireless charging points, a roof garden and Wi-Fi built into the shelter.





http://www.manchestereveningnews.co....-free-11790131

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These are Britain’s first ‘super shelters’ offering bus passengers free WiFi and mobile phone charging points.

The futuristic bus stops have been unveiled this week in Manchester city centre on Piccadilly just a few hundred yards from the train station.

Transport chiefs hope they will be able to lure more drivers onto public transport by ensuring they are able to stay connected throughout their jouney.

Passengers using the city centre stop will be able to plug their phones into USB charge points built into the shelter (although they’ll still need their own charging cables) as well as log into the shelter’s wifi hotspot.

And the shelter’s design is courtesy of legendary Madchester designer Peter Saville - co-founder of the legendary Factory Records - working in conjunction with design firm Aurel Design Urbain, bus group RATP, and ad firm JCDecaux.

Officials at Transport for Greater Manchester say that if the city centre shelter proves a hit, then the design could be rolled out across the whole region.

Councillor Andrew Fender, chair of the TfGM committee, said: “This is a really exciting and unique scheme for Manchester as this pilot shelter is the first of its kind in the UK.

“One of our key aims is to provide an improved public transport network that encourages more people to choose sustainable and more environmentally friendly ways to travel – especially in the city centre.

“Research indicates that improved public transport environments – with technology built in – encourage more people to use them and that’s what we’re testing out here.

”We’ll be asking people who use this bus stop for their views over the coming weeks and more new services and facilities could be trialled here.”

"The shelter’s modular design means it can be adapted to fit other sites in Greater Manchester and offer different services if required.”

In addition, the digital advertising opportunities offer the potential to generate income for Transport for Greater Manchester which would be reinvested into public transport.

As consultant creative director to Manchester, Peter Saville is credited with giving the shelter an aesthetically pleasing and comfortable design and attractive dark wood ceiling.

The shelter is being funded by the Department for Transport.
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Old August 24th, 2016, 03:24 PM   #2413
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The Manchester Residential Quality Guidance | Planning

Consultation starts today on new guidelines published by Manchester City Council "to demand design excellence in all new housing built in the city". They are not rules and will not be made law, however they are a set of strong recommendations which the council expects developers to use while designing new homes in Manchester.

Document is available for download: Link (.pdf)


Guidelines summary
  • One bedroom flats should be at least 430sqft

  • Floor-to-ceiling heights of 2.5m or more are strongly encouraged

  • Making sure residential developments have good access to transport links

  • New developments must animate the space around them and create/enhance public realm

  • Designs must anticipate the impacts of climate change and extreme weather with efficient design and adaptability.

  • Sufficient space, natural light, privacy and storage are essential for people to settle down and flourish.

  • Ensuring proposals are delivered, to a high quality, with high design standards and high sustainabilityf

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Today.

Large and new renders here.



http://www.fletcherrae.com/projects/city-view

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co....-view-11794072
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It really is a big site.

Shame it no longer has the height. What a gateway into the Quays the previous proposal would have been.

Aerial Video TV Twitter.



Proposal under construction.





Previous proposal before the last economic and property crash.TBH I didn't like the cladding. Height was great.

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27-29 Ellesmere | Britannia
Apartments | Hulme

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: Approved

Nearest transport: Cornbrook









Groundworks still ongoing

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Didn't St Peters Sq turn out great? Very impressed every time I go through.
Indeed it did, and on a lovely summer's day like today it just seems to come alive. Can't wait for the trams to come back.

Number 2 St Peter's Square now taking shape. The cladding on here has taken about 3 weeks to get to this stage - very impressive.

Photo by AC1, showing Metrolink works in the foreground.







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Old August 24th, 2016, 09:42 PM   #2418
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Roof Gardens | Britannia
Apartments | Hulme

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post134089870

  • Address: 1 Ellesmere St, Britannia Basin, Hulme, Manchester M15

  • Architect: Ollier Smurthwaite

  • Floors: 4

  • Number of apartments: 73

  • Developer: DeTrafford

Current status: Under Construction

Nearest transport: Cornbrook









For such a small scheme this really is taking ages to build.

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Old August 25th, 2016, 12:44 PM   #2419
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Deansgate-Castlefield Metrolink station | Knott Mill
Tram Stop | City Zone

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post125597497

  • Address: Above Deansgate Locks, City Zone Manchester M2

  • Contractor: MPact-Thales

  • Funding: ERDF

  • Number of new platforms: 1

  • Total number of platforms: 3

  • Cost: £10m

  • Operator: Metrolink, Transport for Greater Manchester

Current status: Complete

Nearest transport: N/A



Update by Freel07. The new gardens/park beside the Metrolink station are now pretty much complete, and by the end of this weekend trams will be running through Deansgate-Castlefield station (as opposed to terminating there as now due to St Peter's Square being closed for redevelopment).

The blue fencing to the left is temporary










Following the redevelopment there are now three platforms at Deansgate-Castlefield:

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City View | Ordsall
Apartments | Salford

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post134949365

  • Address: Regent Road/Oldfield Road, Ordsall, Salford M3

  • Architect: Fletcher Rae

  • Floors: 27, 18 & 16

  • Number of apartments: 525

  • Cost: £150m

  • Height: 78m

  • Developer: Vivre Group

Current status: Planning application submitted

Nearest transport: Salford Central








Vivre Group have submitted a planning application to Salford City Council for City View.

Place North West: Vivere progresses plans for £150m Salford PRS

Manchester Evening News: Plans submitted for Salford’s City View apartment development

SalfordOnline: Plans revealed for £150m City View Salford flats



Subject to approval work is expected to start in Spring 2018 (significant demolition is required on-site).
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