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Old December 30th, 2016, 01:20 PM   #3161
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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

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Old December 31st, 2016, 02:15 PM   #3163
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Manchester | 2016 round-off




As the sun sets on 2016 I think it's high time for a little round-up of how far Manchester has come in the past 52 weeks.

  • In February, Renaker released plans for Owen St - a cluster of skyscrapers ranging from 122m to 200.5m. A planning application was submitted in April, and by June Towers 1 and 3 were under construction. In the New Year, we'll be able to start watching the cores for these two towers (200.5m + 140m) rise above the city.

  • 2016 can be defined as a year of tall buildings: Renaker also started construction on Exchange Court, which will stand 130m above Salford upon completion. The core will start rising here in 2017 as well.

  • Bruntwood's enormous project at Circle Square has also started construction. In total, 677 apartments, nearly 1,000 student flats, 400,000sqft of office space, 150 hotel beds and over 1,000 car parking space will be provided here - as well as an enormous new public green and riverside park.

  • Ask Estate's project at First St has continued. In Q1 construction started on Number 8 1st St, which will provide a new headquarters for Gazprom, as well as 187,000sqft of office space. Meanwhile, groundworks have now started on First St South - which will provide 624 apartments in two 26 and 23 storey buildings, as well as a doctor's surgery and a nursery/preschool.

  • Amstone started construction on 820 new apartments down at Clipper's Quay in Salford Quays.

  • In other tall building news, construction started last month on MODA Living's 108m tower at Angel Gardens, whilst construction also started on Alliance Group's 93m Axis Tower scheme last month too. Cambridge Street (83m) and Two Greengate (88m) completed this year. Next year, construction will start on Oxygen Tower (103m), 10-12 Whitworth St (117m), St John's Place (169m), Circle Square Tower (115m), and The Residence (110m).

  • Manchester Airport announced a £1bn masterplan to double the size of Terminal Two, bringing the airport's annual passenger count to 50m by 2030.

  • Earlier on in the year we saw Peel launch the second phase of MediaCity Phase 2 at Salford Quays. The impressive plans launched here feature over 800 apartments, nearly 300,000sqft of office space, a new market, public realm, skyscrapers, shops, bars and restaurants. The scheme has been designed by a multitude of architects and will be delivered over the next ten years.

  • Scarborough Development Co. started construction on Phase 1 of Middlewood Locks in Q2 - 571 apartments are U/C here, and SDC have just won approval for a further 546 apartments as part of phase two, which will start construction in the new year.

  • A shout-out has to go out to Manchester Life, who are now building 813 apartments around Ancoats. The development company, which is co-owned by the City Council, has over a thousand apartments in the pipeline for Ancoats/east Manchester - all of which should start construction in the New Year.

  • In transport news, the Ordsall Chord started construction, and will complete by December 2017. The Chord will enable trains to run direct between all of Manchester's central rail stations, opening up a major bottleneck in the city & region's rail network. Metrolink also won approval for the Trafford Park line, which will provide seven new Metrolink stations and link one of Europe's largest shopping centres to the network. Groundworks have already started on the line, and construction is expected to start in 2017. Meanwhile, work to construct a second tram line through the city centre is now nearing completion. The Second City Crossing (2CC) will open by the summer.

  • At the start of the year, there were just over 4,000 apartments under construction across central Manchester. Now, despite numerous completions, that number has now risen to 15,592. In the city centre alone, there were nearly 2,000 apartments under construction at the start of 2016. That figure has now risen to 3,070.

  • In February 2016, there were 19,600 apartments in the pipeline in central Manchester - a figure which has now increased to 40,302 apartments.

  • At the start of the year, there was just over 1.1m sqft of office space across central Salford, Salford Quays and Manchester city centre - now there is 1.5m sqft, which doesn't seem like a huge rise but there have been several completions to account for. In addition, in February 2016, the amount of office space under construction OR holding a planning application across central Salford, Salford Quays and Manchester city centre was 2.5m sqft - a figure which now stands at 4.6m sqft, so clearly plenty of construction in the office sector going into the future.
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Old December 31st, 2016, 02:49 PM   #3164
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Does anybody have definitive details (up to date renders/plans) and commencement dates for work on the Terminal 2 extension?

Thanks in advance and a happy new year.
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75 Mosley St | China Town
Offices & Hotel | City Zone

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post129304135

  • Address: 75 Mosley St, China Town, City Zone Manchester M1

  • Architect: Stephen Levrant Heritage

  • Floors: 7

  • Office space: 66,047sqft

  • Developer: Boultbee Brooks Real Estate

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Manchester Airport Terminal Two expansion | Manchester Airport
Airport | South Manchester

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...hp?p=137416932

  • Address: Manchester Airport, World Way, Wythenshawe South Manchester District 90

  • Contractor: Lang O' Rourke

  • Project manager: Arcadis

  • Improvements at Terminal Three, including US Pre-flight clearance

  • Passenger capacity: 25 million extra passengers annually

  • Cost: £1bn

  • Completion: 2024

  • Developer: Manchester Airports Group

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Does anybody have definitive details (up to date renders/plans) and commencement dates for work on the Terminal 2 extension?

Thanks in advance and a happy new year.
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Construction will start on the expansion of Terminal Two at Manchester Airport on the 25th January.

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I hear pilling work due to start around 25th January
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Old January 2nd, 2017, 02:44 PM   #3168
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Thanks VDB for that. I already subscribe to that particular thread and I believe that Chaps1954 had actually taken the start date from a post I had made on another Forum.

There have been very few updated renders of the proposed terminal extension and I had been hoping that somebody (maybe even you) might have more information.

Thanks again for coming back with the link and every best wish for 2017.
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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:






The core at Exchange Court is now above ground level. Now that the festive period is over, I think it's all systems go!

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Thanks VDB for the info on Manchester airport.

As a regular user of the airport (3x plus per month), the current one is... well... I don"t want to offend anyone here, but quite frankly horrid.

The new plans for Terminal 2 look quite good, so I hope that they are at least as nice inside as T2 in Heathrow,or even better, T5. By nice, I also refer to a good UX as well.

I use terminal one most of the time in Manchester, so I wonder if the new T2 will cancel out the need for T1 and T3 or at least move some of the T1 and T3 aircraft over to the new T2.

Pity it will take around 7 years to finish this phase.
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There have been very few updated renders of the proposed terminal extension and I had been hoping that somebody (maybe even you) might have more information.
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The plans are, once the extension is complete then Terminal 1 will be demolished - I remember it fondly from when it first opened in 1962, it was so modern at that time.
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The plans are, once the extension is complete then Terminal 1 will be demolished - I remember it fondly from when it first opened in 1962, it was so modern at that time.
Thanks Scottie Dog! That sounds great.
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One Regent | Castlefield
Apartments | City Zone

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post129356158

  • Address: 1 Water Street, Castlefield, City Zone Manchester M2

  • Architect: Hodder + Partners

  • Floors: 28

  • Height: 82m

  • No. of apartments: 301

  • Developer: Renaker

  • Cost: £30m

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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

Shown on this map as the "Castlefield Curve":







Today at the Ordsall Chord project.

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Supports for the rail bridge are now in place at both sides of the river, the bridge itself will be craned in over the next few weeks.






The bridge support on the Castlefield side:

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City Suites | Greengate
Apartments | Salford

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post120589071

  • Address: 52 Chapel St, Greengate, Salford M3

  • Architects: Flanagan Lawrence

  • Floors: 17

  • No. of apartments: 260

  • Developer: Select Property Group

Current status

Under Construction, nearing completion


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Almost done!

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Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post121223770

  • Address: 2 Greengate, Greengate, Salford M3

  • Architect: OMI

  • Floors: 15-31

  • Number of apartments: 497

  • Height: Tallest 88m

  • Developer: Renaker

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Complete


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Construction has now started on converting Manchester's former Stock Exchange to a 35-bedroom boutique hotel.

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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

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Shown on this map as the "Castlefield Curve":








Timelapse video of the work over the Christmas period:



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Between Sunday 18 December 2016 and Monday 2 January 2017 around 700 orange army engineers worked on the longest and most complex stage of the project to build the Ordsall Chord.

The Chord, which includes a 300-metre section of new track, will open up new direct routes to Manchester Airport from across the north and ease congestion, creating space for more trains to run. It will also link Manchester’s Piccadilly, Oxford Road and Victoria stations.

During this time 250km of new signalling cables have been commissioned – completing one of the most complicated signalling jobs of the last 40 years in the north west.
The workforce worked around the clock to install:
  • 3km of new overhead wiring
  • 8 new sets of switches and crossings
  • 1km of new track installed
  • 9,000 tonnes of new ballast
  • Along with lifting 500 tonnes of new steel in to place for two new bridges

Martin Frobisher, route managing director for Network Rail said: “The benefits of the Ordsall Chord will be felt for generations by customers as far off as Newcastle, Hull, Liverpool and countless other great towns and cities in the north.

“The far-reaching vision of this railway upgrade in central Manchester reflects and builds on that showed by the Victorians in the early 1800s when they built the railway we are now seeking to maintain and improve.”
http://www.networkrailmediacentre.co...christmas-work


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