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Old October 13th, 2016, 01:00 AM   #2701
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Middlewood Locks Phase 1 | 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

  • Cost: £700m for entire masterplan

  • Developer: Scarborough Group

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

Nearest transport: Salford Central









Crane going up at Middlewood Locks.

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Clipper's Quay | Salford Quays
Apartments | Salford

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1762500

  • Address: All Plots, Clipper's Quay, Trafford Road, Salford Quays, Salford M5

  • Architect: Leach Rhodes Walker

  • Floors: Smallest 8, Tallest 15

  • Number of apartments: 614

  • Cost: £100m

  • Developer: Amstone

Current status: Under Construction

Nearest transport: Exchange Quay








Cores beginning to rise at Clipper's Quay.

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Old October 13th, 2016, 01:23 AM   #2703
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London Road Fire Station | Piccadilly
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Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post132826349

  • Address: 11 Whitworth St, Piccadilly, City Zone Manchester M1

  • Architect: Original building: Woodhouse, Willoughby & Langam

  • Temporary Use: Events space/outdoor Summer cinema

  • Long-term Use: Apartments, restaurants, bars, market & events space

  • Local Authority: Manchester City Council

  • Developer: Allied London

Current status: Planning app submitted

Nearest transport: Piccadilly









The courtyard at LRFS, pictured above, will be used for a Christmas Market and an ice rink over the Christmas period.

Manchester Evening News: Christmas market and ice rink to open inside London Road Fire Station



The event will be known as The Winter Gathering, will start on November 11th and will feature art gallery and performance space during the day with 'house-style' parties and DJ sets at night.

The main Manchester Christmas markets are a fair old walk from LRFS but the organisers of the event are hoping it will complement them, and drag footfall down to this area of town, which has traditionally been seen as on the very edge of the city centre.

There'll also be streetfood and an artisan market.



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Old October 13th, 2016, 02:09 AM   #2704
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We all know Manchester is expanding and improving on a massive scale and very rapidly! The wonderful thing is that it's all going in the right direction. Sure there a few "meh" projects but that's normal.

Alot of places think building a few shiny towers makes it a city. Manchester is thinking way beyond that. Not only improving the city with many of those upcoming shiny skyscrapers but the massive developments for retail, businesses, offices, leisure, education, luxury accommodation, student accommodation, hotels, new parks etc... Way beyond the city itself as well with the outskirts really expanding and also re-developing. The metro link expansions. The airport expansions. The HS2 announcement. If Manchester really does get the Expo in 2025 it will be a complete game changer. We think things are booming now, trust me if this deal goes through... Prepare for an exhilarating ride until it arrives!
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Old October 13th, 2016, 02:13 AM   #2705
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St John's towers, masssing CGI's.

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Old October 13th, 2016, 11:08 AM   #2706
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We all know Manchester is expanding and improving on a massive scale and very rapidly! The wonderful thing is that it's all going in the right direction. Sure there a few "meh" projects but that's normal.

Alot of places think building a few shiny towers makes it a city. Manchester is thinking way beyond that. Not only improving the city with many of those upcoming shiny skyscrapers but the massive developments for retail, businesses, offices, leisure, education, luxury accommodation, student accommodation, hotels, new parks etc... Way beyond the city itself as well with the outskirts really expanding and also re-developing. The metro link expansions. The airport expansions. The HS2 announcement. If Manchester really does get the Expo in 2025 it will be a complete game changer. We think things are booming now, trust me if this deal goes through... Prepare for an exhilarating ride until it arrives!
And it's well deserved.

After so much time always listening to the doom and gloom of the North, it's fantastic to see its major city reinventing itself.
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Old October 13th, 2016, 03:22 PM   #2707
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Exchange Court | Greengate
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Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post130506507

  • Address: 3 Greengate, Greengate, Salford M3

  • Architect: OMI

  • Floors: 44

  • Height: 130m

  • Number of apartments: 350

  • Developer: Renaker

Current status: Under Construction

Nearest transport: Victoria







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Old October 13th, 2016, 03:55 PM   #2708
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Piccadilly station expansion | Piccadilly
Tram Stop | City Zone

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=495517

  • Address: Piccadilly station, Station Approach, Piccadilly, City Zone Manchester M2

  • Owner: Network Rail

  • Rail companies operating: Transpennine Express, Virgin Trains, Arriva Trains North &tc

  • Funding: Network Rail, HS2 Ltd, UK Government, TfGM

  • Current number of platforms: 14 (+2 Metrolink) (ranked 15th in UK)

  • Planned number of platforms: 24 (+4 Metrolink) (ranked 1st in UK)

  • Cost: £1.6bn

  • Projects involved: Metrolink, High Speed Two, Northern Powerhouse Rail, Northern Hub

Current status: Pre-Planning (navigating through Government)

Nearest transport: N/A






Plans to make Manchester's Piccadilly station the UK's largest rail station moved a step closer yesterday as the government announced it was committed to bringing High Speed Two to Manchester.

Beforehand, Phase 1 of the line (between London and the West Midlands) had been confirmed, but now the strategic heart of HS2 (to link Manchester and London) has been confirmed.

But High Speed Two is not the only expansion planned at Piccadilly, as the diagram below shows. Currently, Piccadilly has 14 platforms - 2 through platforms which are elevated above the station, 12 terminus platforms for suburban and long-distance trains, and 2 Metrolink platforms underneath the station.






High Speed Two (HS2)

HS2 will bring an extra four terminating platforms to Piccadilly station - and will be added into a new train shed to the east (right on the diagram above) of the existing station. This area is currently an empty car park, and a back alley street (Sheffield St) will be transformed into a grand new atrium between the current station and the HS2 station. Retail, restaurants and waiting spaces will be added in underneath the HS2 platforms.


Northern Hub

The Northern Hub rail project will bring two new through platforms to Piccadilly station and will be added onto the south side of the station (on the left on the diagram above). These two new platforms will enable trains to run through Manchester from north to south, uniting not just the north and south of Greater Manchester but also helping to connect Northern England with central Manchester and Manchester Airport.


Northern Powerhouse Rail (NPR)

To complement the North-South axis of HS2, government has also proposed an East-West axis in the form of Northern Powerhouse Rail - forming a hub at Manchester Piccadilly. NPR will run from Liverpool to Newcastle and Hull via Manchester - with a tunnel underneath the Pennine Hills to Leeds. The route will run underground through central Manchester, with a 4-platform cavern station deep underneath Piccadilly.


Metrolink

Metrolink at Piccadilly will be doubled in size to four platforms and pushed further underground, underneath the atrium between HS2 and the mainline station for ease of access.


Undercroft Retail

The enormous cavernous space underneath Piccadilly station will be transformed into a retail, dining and waiting space - making good use of the enormous redbrick arches, and linking across the station's Atrium into the waiting/dining space underneath the HS2 platforms.



All in all, by the mid-2030s Manchester's Piccadilly station will be the UK's largest - and probably busiest - transport hub. Multiple different modes of transport will integrate and entwine here: Metrolink, suburban rail, regional rail, National Rail, bus & coach services and potentially even international rail. It'll be a multi-level, multi-access behemoth embedded into the very centre of Manchester.

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Old October 13th, 2016, 05:19 PM   #2709
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Weren't there plans to move the chorlton st coach station to Piccadilly too?
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Weren't there plans to move the chorlton st coach station to Piccadilly too?
Yep - the coach terminal will combine with bus services moved over from Piccadilly Gardens to create a new local & national bus & coach interchange underneath the Northern Hub platforms (where the Fairfield St taxi rank is now)
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Old October 13th, 2016, 07:17 PM   #2711
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Yep - the coach terminal will combine with bus services moved over from Piccadilly Gardens to create a new local & national bus & coach interchange underneath the Northern Hub platforms (where the Fairfield St taxi rank is now)
Hold on, are you saying the Stagecoach and Magic Bus terminal at Piccadilly Gardens will be moved to the train station?

Or am I being wildly optimistic?
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Technically speaking many stations around the world add all platforms in and under a station when giving the total number as they are all technically train platforms. In this way, one could add the underground platforms in London's terminal stations when comparing with the new Piccadilly.

In fairness of course, it could also be argued that the metrolink platforms in Piccadilly could be added to Piccadilly's total as they are under the station and not on the street adjacent to it. (Then again, many may say that trams are not real trains anyway but guided buses, but I won't go there knowing how personal many Mancunians feel about their trams ;O)
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Redevelopment of Manchester's Medieval Quarter,

Loads of plans and info.

Just a couple I picked out.

The stand alone hair salon opposite Victoria Station is going, to open up the view when you come out of Victoria Station.

The pedestrian bridge connecting the Cathedral Quarter to Embankment 101 and 100 is going to be a garden bridge.

Below is a plan of what the proposals are, or could be. The numbered information and proposals aren't very clear, but you can just make the words out.

Click on the link for the full PDF report. Interesting reading.
I really like this development - at least how it is proposed. Sadly though I can't access the link in this post.
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Hold on, are you saying the Stagecoach and Magic Bus terminal at Piccadilly Gardens will be moved to the train station?

Or am I being wildly optimistic?
Moving the local buses to Piccadilly station has been mentioned by TfGM - certainly makes sense in terms of integration, especially if they're rebuilding the National Express station at Piccadilly as well.


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Technically speaking many stations around the world add all platforms in and under a station when giving the total number as they are all technically train platforms. In this way, one could add the underground platforms in London's terminal stations when comparing with the new Piccadilly.

In fairness of course, it could also be argued that the metrolink platforms in Piccadilly could be added to Piccadilly's total as they are under the station and not on the street adjacent to it. (Then again, many may say that trams are not real trains anyway but guided buses, but I won't go there knowing how personal many Mancunians feel about their trams ;O)
In terms of National Rail platforms Piccadilly will be the largest train station in the UK by the mid-2030s. However, this does not take into account expansion at London terminals - e.g. Waterloo.
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If they are moving Metrolink in effect to the other side of the station, how does that change the way the tram line approaches from the London Road side?
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Chethams, or Chets as it's locally known,is located right in the heart of the city centre. It's one of the oldest and most famous music schools in the UK, if not the World. Many of it's pupils come from all over the World. The new school next to the wider campus was built a few years back. The new Stoller music hall has just been finished. See below.





http://www.manchester-architectural-...ilding-latrest

Finished!

Another great addition to Manchester's growing music and cultural venues.

Link to the website at the bottom of the pictures.











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Breaking news.

Trafford Waters get's planning approval.

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20:55, 13 OCT 2016 UPDATED 20:56, 13 OCT 2016

BY ANDREW BARDSLEY

The scheme could create 5,000 jobs and will feature 3,000 new flats, nearly one million square feet of shop and office space, a hotel, a 150 bed care home, and a new primary school





http://www.manchestereveningnews.co....pment-12023112
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Click on the link for the flythrough animation showing the route, stops, and attractions along the route.

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The six new stops from Pomona will be Wharfside for Old Trafford, the Imperial War Museum North , Trafford Park Village, Parkway, EventCity and the intu Trafford Centre .

Work on the new line could start as early as Christmas and the route operational by 2020 - and transport bosses say it will transform the way people travel around the region.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co....roved-12021610
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Planning permission has been granted by Manchester City Council for a £14m expansion of the TV and film production complex at West Gorton, which will increase in size by 90,000 sq ft.

Across the 17-acre Space Project site, more than 90,000 sq ft of new buildings will be built for TV and film production and related support activities including a 30,000 sq ft stage.
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Update on Trinity Island via Mike Ingall onTwitter.

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