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Old January 20th, 2017, 11:15 AM   #3301
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Fortis Quay | Salford Quays
Apartments | Salford

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post135062389

  • Address: Furness Quay, Salford Quays, Salford M50

  • Architect: Bowman Riley

  • Floors: 27, 17, 13, 10 and 8

  • Height: 90m, 56m, 44m, 33m, 27m

  • Number of apartments: 593

  • Cost: £200m

  • Developer: Elite City Living (Beaumont Morgan & Fortis)

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Rejected at committee


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Fortis Quay has been rejected by Salford City Council.
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Old January 20th, 2017, 11:18 AM   #3302
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Genuinely believe this, alongside London, is the best city/metro compilation thread atm. So much going on with such variety. Great appreciation to the likes of VDB/Jrb who keep this thread updated.
Better than London ;-)
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Old January 20th, 2017, 11:40 AM   #3303
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Salford Central station expansion | Central Salford


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  • Number of platforms: 2

  • Direct services to: Manchester Victoria, Bolton, Huddersfield, Stalybridge


Future
  • Number of platforms: 5

  • Direct services to: Manchester Victoria, Bolton, Huddersfield, Stalybridge, Newcastle, Leeds, Liverpool, Stockport, Manchester Airport

  • Operator: Transport for Greater Manchester (TfGM), Arriva Trains North

  • Completion: 2018

Salford Central station is being expanded and converted into a major interchange station for central Manchester, ahead of the Ordsall Chord, which will allow trains to run direct between North Manchester and South Manchester, via Victoria and Piccadilly. Salford Central will form an interchange between Chord trains and trains to Liverpool, Bolton and the West Coast Mainline.








Update yesterday by Freel07 on the works to bring 3 new platforms to Salford Central:






They're levelling the trackbed ahead of laying new track:

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Old January 20th, 2017, 02:29 PM   #3304
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Genuinely believe this, alongside London, is the best city/metro compilation thread atm. So much going on with such variety. Great appreciation to the likes of VDB/Jrb who keep this thread updated.
Thanks DS

Are you in Newcastle or Manchester at the moment?
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Old January 20th, 2017, 09:17 PM   #3305
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Manchester Airport is now Europe's 20th busiest airport, and the 4th busiest non-capital city airport (after Frankfurt, Barcelona and Munich).

The Airport is now handling over 25m passengers a year, and increased over 5% in the year to 2015 (similar increase expected for last year).

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Old January 20th, 2017, 10:37 PM   #3306
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Are you in Newcastle or Manchester at the moment?
Anytime mate. I'm back home for good now, needs updating. Graduated last year hopefully be teaching this time next. How you finding final year? Can't believe despite the futuristic platforms at Salford Central, the pacers still make the shot.😂
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Old January 21st, 2017, 12:26 PM   #3307
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Hulme Crowne Plaza | Hulme
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Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post130975375

  • Address: 57 Booth St West, Hulme, Manchester M15

  • Height: 60m

  • Floors: 19

  • Number of hotel rooms: 210

  • Developer: Bruntwood & Manchester Business School

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Old January 21st, 2017, 02:39 PM   #3308
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That is better than the renders. Decent bulk for the location and expands the city centre
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No. 8 First St | Great Jackson
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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)

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Old January 22nd, 2017, 02:22 PM   #3310
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Taken from the top deck of the bus going into town. Any opportunity.

Circle Square, student accommodation.






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Should have nipped into the Manchester Beer and Cider Festival at the GMEX.

24 Mount Street.

Part-demolition and rebuild.

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Old January 22nd, 2017, 03:01 PM   #3312
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Hotel Indigo site.

Finally, after years of waiting, work has started on-site.

This site and the Fish Dock site are the last 2 parcels of land undeveloped next to Victoria Train Station. This site in particular has been a blight on the area for years. It's one of the first things you see when arriving and walking out of Victoria Station. The sooner the Hotel is built, the better.









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Old January 22nd, 2017, 03:14 PM   #3313
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Manchester University Business School and Hotel development.

Not the best picture's. Top deck of the bus, through steamed up windows.









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Old January 22nd, 2017, 03:27 PM   #3314
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In regards to Salford Central, it's amazing to see the station expanding so much. I've always thought that Manchester had an advantage to other regional cities as it has rail stations surrounding the city centre, which is also the case in London. However, even with the upgrade, it will still look like a suburban station. I'd love to see even bigger plans, make it an actual station, with a roof on top, perhaps plan a tram line and integrate it into this new station. Make it a busy interchange and a major transport hub for Manchester, like Victoria and Piccadilly. It's right next to Spinningfields, right next to the river, in an area which is in full regeneration and with booming population. Make the station bigger, sort out the pavements all around and widen them, perhaps have cycle lanes, install some lighting under the rail lines like it happens in some places in London. Okay I'm either dreaming too big or I'm getting spoilt by Manchester and its projects.

Am I right in believing that there are more ambitious plans for Oxford road station?
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Old January 22nd, 2017, 03:43 PM   #3315
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Mabel Tylecote building, Manchester University being demolished.







MU Estate's website. https://www2.mmu.ac.uk/estates-facil...s-development/

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Old January 22nd, 2017, 04:09 PM   #3316
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Exchange Court.

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Old January 22nd, 2017, 04:52 PM   #3317
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In regards to Salford Central, it's amazing to see the station expanding so much. I've always thought that Manchester had an advantage to other regional cities as it has rail stations surrounding the city centre, which is also the case in London. However, even with the upgrade, it will still look like a suburban station. I'd love to see even bigger plans, make it an actual station, with a roof on top, perhaps plan a tram line and integrate it into this new station. Make it a busy interchange and a major transport hub for Manchester, like Victoria and Piccadilly. It's right next to Spinningfields, right next to the river, in an area which is in full regeneration and with booming population. Make the station bigger, sort out the pavements all around and widen them, perhaps have cycle lanes, install some lighting under the rail lines like it happens in some places in London. Okay I'm either dreaming too big or I'm getting spoilt by Manchester and its projects.

Am I right in believing that there are more ambitious plans for Oxford road station?

Agreed, I'd love to see a big arch glass roof over Salford Central station. With more services coming from next year due to Ordsall Chord and further electrification we'll see passenger numbers at SC shoot up, so maybe then TfGM/DfT will start to pay it a bit more attention - it's a very neglected station at present. For years the area surrounding it left a lot to be desired but Spinningfields has helped expand the city centre to the station's doorstep, and this is now continuing with the expansion of New Bailey and the emergence of Chapel St as a residential/high street area. Also lots of skyscrapers planned for around Salford Central so it will invariably start to feel like a far more 'central' station, which again should encourage a redevelopment there in the next few years.

With regards to Oxford Road station plans there to widen the viaduct to allow longer trains to stop there have had the brakes applied recently, with the project apparently under review.

However, property developer Bruntwood own the area surrounding the station and they're currently working on massive redevelopment plans which include 300,000sqft of new office space and a load of apartments including new public space/retail outside the station, and a new vista leading from the station entrance to the Palace Hotel which should provide an impressive entrance to the city. It does look like Bruntwood are proposing a major (tall) building here, from some of the rumours we've heard.

These early renders are almost certainly outdated now as the buildings simply aren't very tall - however it gives an idea as to what they're proposing around here.

The view from the station exit towards the newly opened-up vista of the Palace tower:






Looking back up to the station (presumably retail/restaurants either side)





On the corner of Oxford Road/Whitworth St, a new wall of LCD screen displays to make use of this busy intersection, and a new covered entranceway to the station with escalators etc:






Another option includes building over the rails:





Either way, Manchester City Council have already stated they want to maximise use of this space. Bruntwood is the preferred developer, and they've recently chosen Deloitte to work with them and the council on providing a development plan for the area.

Another one to watch for 2017

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Angel Gardens.

Full panoramic picture of the site.

Click on the link for 9 more picture's The last 3 from the top level of the Shude Hill car park.





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Great Ancoats Street

Port Street at the front, on-site, and M-One Central at the back.

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Photo by Stopfordian Dreamer

All of the buildings in this photo have been built in the past 5 years

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