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Old December 14th, 2016, 03:55 PM   #3081
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Manchester's former Stock Exchange is being converted into a 35-bedroom boutique hotel.

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Old December 14th, 2016, 03:59 PM   #3082
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Exchange Court | Greengate
Apartments | Salford

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 December 14th, 2016, 04:01 PM   #3083
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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: 64, 50, 44, 37

  • Height: 200.5m, 158m, 140m, 122m

  • Number of apartments: 1,400

  • 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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Old December 14th, 2016, 09:51 PM   #3084
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Ordsall Chord | Castlefield/Trinity
Rail bridge | City Zone and Salford

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post134143497

  • Address: Between Deansgate and Salford Central stations, Manchester

  • Contractor: Mott McDonald

  • Length of new track: 1km

  • Number of upgraded stations: 1

  • Developer: Network Rail

  • Operator: Arriva Trains North, Transpennine Express, TfGM

Current status: Under Construction

Nearest transport: N/A








Update by Freel07.

The viaducts on both sides of Trinity Way are coming together now. Once they are in place, the bow string bridge will be craned into place, completing the chord.





The widened viaduct on the other side:



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Old December 14th, 2016, 10:58 PM   #3085
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Hotel Indigo | Victoria
Hotel | City Zone

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post134274689

  • Address: Todd St/Corporation St Corner, Victoria, City Zone M4

  • Height: 46m

  • Floors: 14

  • Number of hotel rooms: 187

  • Developer: Hotel Indigo

Current status: Groundworks

Nearest transport: Victoria






Looks like construction is starting at Hotel Indigo.

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Old December 15th, 2016, 01:10 AM   #3086
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Piling to commence in January


2017

2 x towers Owen Street.
1 x tower Axis.
1 x tower Deansgate South.
1 x tower 10-12 Chester Road.
1 x tower Water Street.
1 x tower Angel Gardens.
1 x tower Exchange Court.
1 x tower X1 Gateway.
2 x towers X1 Mediacity.
1 x tower No1 Spiinningfields.
1 x tower Oxygen


And there are other towers that could start in 2017, as well as numerous midrises that are either under construction or will start in 2017.
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Old December 15th, 2016, 07:58 PM   #3087
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Manchester University Engineering Campus | Brunswick
University Building | City Zone

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1844013

  • Address: 2,018 East Booth St, Brunswick, City Zone Manchester District 13

  • Architect: Mecannoo

  • Floors: 8

  • Floorspace: 837,000sqft

  • Cost: £300m

  • Completion: 2020

  • Developer: Manchester University & Balfour Beatty

Current status: Under Construction

Nearest transport: Oxford Road












Construction has now started on the Manchester University Engineering Campus.

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Old December 15th, 2016, 08:12 PM   #3088
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Downtown | Ordsall
Apartments | Salford

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=579741&page=7

  • Address: 51 Woden St, Ordsall, Salford, M5

  • Architect: Leach Rhodes Walker

  • Floors: 15, 10, 7 & 4

  • Contractor: McGoff & Byrne

  • No. of apartments: 368

  • Developer: Villafont

Current status: Groundworks

Nearest transport: Cornbrook






Construction at Downtown is due to start in February 2017.

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McGoff enjoys off-plan sales boost from weak pound

The developer said it has raised £35m in reservations from the forward sale of 200 apartments, around 55% of the total at its Downtown development fronting the River Irwell on the Salford side of Castlefield.

One hundred and sixty flats were sold overseas, with events in Asia and the Middle East, in the first phase release. In the second phase, earlier this month the company hosted a launch event in Manchester to release a select number of river-facing apartments. These apartments were all sold on the night.

The development will contain a total of 368 one, two and three bedroom apartments, and feature “hotel-style services, such as concierge in the lobby, gymnasium, spa, media room, business centre plus postal and storage rooms.” McGoff said the development was designed “to exceed expectations as well as enhance the lives of its residents, Downtown will be Manchester’s most exclusive riverside residence.”

Chris McGoff, director at the McGoff Group, based in Altrincham, explained that the weak pound made the investment more attractive to overseas buyers and had “significantly de-risked the development.”

The final apartments at Downtown have been released, prices ranging from £150,000 to £300,000. The completion of sales is expected in the second quarter of 2017.

McGoff Group works with Alliance Investments, part of Property Alliance Group, on sales.

Full construction works are due to commence in February 2017.
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Old December 15th, 2016, 08:38 PM   #3089
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Starbucks Mural | Northern Quarter

The Northern Quarter is an area of central Manchester with all sorts of independent, tax-paying coffee shops, restaurants and creative businesses.

A few weeks ago corporate shitbags Starbucks decided to put up a mural on the side of one of the area's buildings advertising their non tax-paying coffee chain, and there was (rightly) a huge uproar.







The coffee chain have now been forced to take down the mural.

To find out more about how Starbucks pay almost zero corporation tax while the rest of the country suffers with Austerity and cuts to public services, click here.
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Old December 15th, 2016, 08:50 PM   #3090
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I disagree. Businesses are wise to pay as little tax as they can get away with.
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Old December 15th, 2016, 09:05 PM   #3091
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Not if it ruins the public perception of their brand.

That isn't wise even in a purely selfish business sense.
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Old December 16th, 2016, 12:33 AM   #3092
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I disagree. Businesses are wise to pay as little tax as they can get away with.

If they avoid tax they can make more profit which can go to shareholders who can amass more wealth than they can ever spend so the money doesn't benefit the economy, doesn't trickle down, but sits dormant in bank accounts, one super rich person can't spend as much as 10,000 averagely well off people, the very rich are bad for the economy. If corporations pay more tax there is more available for hospitals, services, schools all of which create jobs. The model for this would be Sweden, Denmark, Japan, Germany to an extent. Your model is the USA where inequality grows worse by the year. I am very heartened with this anti Starbucks campaign.
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Old December 16th, 2016, 01:28 AM   #3093
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I disagree. Businesses are wise to pay as little tax as they can get away with.
This attitude bites them on the bum later on when their employees are ridden with disease and illness because the health service has collapsed, and lack education because there are no longer any schools.

Taxation is what keeps the country moving forward, without it we just have a (very) rich tier of people at the top, getting continually richer - and a desperately poor bottom tier, getting poorer.
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Old December 16th, 2016, 01:30 AM   #3094
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Smith's Yard | Ancoats
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Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1944006

  • Address: Blossom St/Bengal St, Ancoats, City Zone Manchester District 4

  • Architect: FCB Studios

  • Floors: 14

  • Number of apartments: 185

  • Number of townhouses: 13

  • 4 ground floor commercial units

  • Developer: Manchester Life

Current status: Under Construction

Nearest transport: Piccadilly Gardens









Manchester Life's project at Smith's Yard has now started construction, a piling drill has been spotted on site.

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There was a piling rig on site today, so this is another Ancoats project now officially under construction. I have photo evidence, but as with other recent ones, it's too dark to show anything!!
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Old December 16th, 2016, 02:03 AM   #3095
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Google maps have finally made the 3D map for Manchester look half decent. It looked very dark before.
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Old December 16th, 2016, 02:07 AM   #3096
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Regarding the Starbuck fiasco... Business is business imo. If you have the money and power then go for it, you can't be to considerate or compassionate to other business in the same industry. Who's ever job role it was for advertising done it well, target an area where there is competition. They also got more promo that expected I bet!

Taxes is a different story. Nobody likes paying taxes but if you've been smart and lucky enough to make it then it's only fair to pay your share...

Thanks for all the updates and keeping this place alive VBD!
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This attitude bites them on the bum later on when their employees are ridden with disease and illness because the health service has collapsed, and lack education because there are no longer any schools.

Taxation is what keeps the country moving forward, without it we just have a (very) rich tier of people at the top, getting continually richer - and a desperately poor bottom tier, getting poorer.
Not if you privatise them both.
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Not if you privatise them both.
I'm afraid we'll have to agree to disagree - I think privatisation of such vital sectors such as healthcare and education is totally and utterly wrong.

Look at America to see how much privatised healthcare can damage a country.
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I'm afraid we'll have to agree to disagree - I think privatisation of such vital sectors such as healthcare and education is totally and utterly wrong.

Look at America to see how much privatised healthcare can damage a country.
I highly recommend you look up the IEA recent video on YouTube on the NHS. Even if you support the NHS, I think it's an important watch.
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I also don't see the fuss with the Starbucks promotion. We live in a free country. If you don't want to drink at Starbucks, don't drink there. Simple.

If Starbucks was in the Northern Quarter, I wouldn't go near it with so many alternative choices that suit me much better, and I suspect most people in the Northern Quarter would be the same.

But I don't like to force my taste in coffee upon everyone else in the world, so why would I stop anyone else from going there? Let market forces decide. This is coffee we are talking about, not hospitals. While I don't like the fact that Starbucks avoided taxes, I also don't like people who try to force their way of life onto others.
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