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Old February 23rd, 2017, 02:49 PM   #3481
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Old February 23rd, 2017, 06:29 PM   #3482
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Landmark | Peterloo
Offices | City Zone

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...307888&page=26

  • Address: Oxford Street, Peterloo, City Zone Manchester M1

  • Floors: 14

  • Height: 59m

  • Office Space: 178,000sqft

  • Developer: Castlebrooke

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Finally it looks as though demolition has started on site at Landmark. Last week an app went in for demolition of this building with the condition that the building must start construction once demolition was complete.

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Old February 23rd, 2017, 11:36 PM   #3483
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Planning application update posted by VDB.

Hotelier onboard.

Office refurb and new Hotel.

Comes under 55 Portland Street.

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Old February 24th, 2017, 01:11 AM   #3484
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St Michael's(2 towers, etc) debate still raging on the m/cr forum.

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Old February 24th, 2017, 07:01 PM   #3485
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New apartment block proposed in Manchester's China Town

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Old February 24th, 2017, 07:12 PM   #3486
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The Economist has recommended moving Britain's capital city to Manchester in a bid to heal the wounds of divide which caused Brexit.

Being closer to the UK heartland - geographically and politically - would benefit the UK government by realigning it and bringing it more in tune with the population.

The article cites the need for the crumbling Palace of Westminster to be restored as the perfect opportunity to move Britain’s capital from London to Manchester, with the following benefits:-
  • Spending £4bn on a simple refurbishment is totally abhorrent in times of austerity, and would represent yet another contribution to the government spending gap between London and the rest of the nation.

  • London is overheated because many different sectors congregate there. Removing government would free up lots of space which could quickly be occupied by the private sector, and it would also take some of the heat off the capital city which would benefit Londoners in lower property prices.

  • Manchester is at the geographic heart of the United Kingdom, making it much easier for MPs and other members of the public to access parliament.

  • Manchester is much cheaper than London - so government office rents would be lower but also MPs and other government workers would benefit from lower property prices and lower living costs - as well as higher standards of living.

  • Much of the reason the UK voted for Brexit was because much of the country's population feels disconnected from the Westminster establishment which currently operates Britain. Bringing the government closer to the people it claims to represent will make the population feel more connected but will also bring the government down to earth.

  • London sees vast amounts of government spending when compared to other parts of the country. Just last week it was found that government spending on transport projects per head is £1,943 as opposed to £427 per head in the North. Moving government to Manchester would force MPs to realise how shockingly in need of investment the North's railway infrastructure is, which would better encourage them to make a difference.


For the full article, click here: http://www.economist.com/blogs/bagehot/2017/02/go-north
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Old February 24th, 2017, 11:45 PM   #3487
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It would be a revolutionary thing to do !why not? Get a hotel group to buy parliament and build a modern UK parliament in Manchester.
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Old February 24th, 2017, 11:59 PM   #3488
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Old February 25th, 2017, 11:04 AM   #3489
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Capital shift to Manchester? Why not?
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Old February 25th, 2017, 12:39 PM   #3490
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I can see the people of Liverpool being delighted by that!
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Old February 25th, 2017, 12:52 PM   #3491
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Totally silly to move the capital to Manchester, good idea to temporarily move parliament there, or any other city.

Would it not make more sense to move it to a devolved capital like Edinburgh/Cardiff/Belfast as there are already facilities and infrastructure there?

Or maybe move it to a historical city like York?

My view is it should be moved to Edinburgh, though depending on time frames the high speed rail line might give an indication of where its going.
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Old February 25th, 2017, 09:23 PM   #3492
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Moving parliament temporarily to another big city would just annoy the other big city rivals of wherever was chosen. Somewhere like York would be preferable I think.

Maybe we could make MPs live in Stoke-on-Trent for a few years, that's pretty central.
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Old February 25th, 2017, 10:29 PM   #3493
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If they actually do move Parliament, it should be in a place where there is a lot of rail based mass transit available and planned for construction in the future. Much of Stoke-on-Trent is sprawling suburbia and would be a terrible location unless they were by the city center. Large cities like Manchester, Birmingham, Liverpool, and Leeds have the infrastructure capable of supporting Parliament and the enormous number of other offices that support them and have large downtown areas that would benefit, in terms of hotel stays and retail sales, from the move.
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Old February 26th, 2017, 01:16 PM   #3494
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Moving parliament temporarily to another big city would just annoy the other big city rivals of wherever was chosen. Somewhere like York would be preferable I think.

Maybe we could make MPs live in Stoke-on-Trent for a few years, that's pretty central.
As towerpower says I think it needs to be somewhere that already has the infrastructure in place. A parliament move would be an absolutely enormous number of people for a city to absorb - somewhere like York would feel swamped very quickly, and the fact that most of the city is a conservation area/WHS would make it very difficult to provide any modern facilities meaning it would all have to be put in some out-of-town location, which would just be a bit rubbish for the UK government.
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Old February 26th, 2017, 02:12 PM   #3495
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Metrolink: Second City Crossing | St Peter's Square to Victoria
Tram line | City Zone

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...6944&page=2041

  • Address: John Dalton St, Cross St and Exchange Square, City Zone Manchester M2

  • Contractor: MPact-Thales

  • Number of expanded stations: 3

  • Number of new stations: 1

  • Interchanges with National Rail: 1, at Victoria

  • Interchanges with existing Network: 2, at Victoria and St Peter's Square

  • Operator: Metrolink, Transport for Greater Manchester

Current status

Complete

Nearest transport

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In the early hours of this morning, trams started running on the now-completed Second City Crossing tramline through Exchange Square.

The new line means increased frequency on some routes, and new cross-city connectivity.

Photos of the new line from early this morning by Freel07:















Picture of the new City Zone Metrolink map by mikemcniven, showing the G and H lines traversing on the new city crossing through Exchange Square:

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Old February 26th, 2017, 02:17 PM   #3496
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Metrolink Early Bird

The new line through the city centre also means Metrolink have started running trams much earlier in the morning between the City Zone and South Manchester.

The F line will also now start running at 3.19am every 20 minutes until 6am (when the regular F takes over every 10 minutes) in order to serve late night clubbers and early morning flights from Manchester Airport.

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Old February 26th, 2017, 06:01 PM   #3497
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The new Metrolink map (scroll >>>>) showing trams now running between Victoria and St Peter's Square via Exchange Square.

It is the G and H lines (from Rochdale and Shaw & Crompton down to East Didsbury) which will be using the new city centre line - every six minutes.




As mentioned earlier, the F line now runs from 3am onwards which provides late night clubbers and early morning flyers with a new night time connection between the City Zone and South Manchester.

Lastly, the new network pocket map and paper ticket from today, posted by Ashtonian:

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Old February 27th, 2017, 12:37 PM   #3498
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Exchange Court | Greengate
Apartments | Salford

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  • Address: 3 Greengate, Greengate, Salford M3

  • Architect: OMI

  • Floors: 44

  • Height: 130m

  • Number of apartments: 350

  • Developer: Renaker

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Old February 27th, 2017, 06:50 PM   #3499
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Had a fantastic long weekend in Manchester, construction photos will be posted as an compliation in due course.
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Old February 27th, 2017, 09:07 PM   #3500
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