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Old December 22nd, 2014, 06:27 PM   #341
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Old December 22nd, 2014, 06:48 PM   #342
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Keep it Manchester please
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Old December 22nd, 2014, 06:53 PM   #343
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Love this thread, sterling work VDB.

Could people stop posting pictures of Birmingham please? My eyes, they hurt.
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Old December 22nd, 2014, 06:53 PM   #344
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Cambridge St | Central

- Four new apartment blocks
- 30, 21, 15 floors
- 1000+ apartments
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Photos by Bylina, taken today

Core looks to be up to the 6th floor



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Old December 22nd, 2014, 11:25 PM   #345
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Indeed, please stay on topic.

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BlackCountryAl - an infraction for you.
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Old December 22nd, 2014, 11:37 PM   #346
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One Greengate | Salford
Errr...VDB, those pics are Cambridge Street not One Greengate. Thanks for the update though
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Old December 22nd, 2014, 11:58 PM   #347
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Errr...VDB, those pics are Cambridge Street not One Greengate. Thanks for the update though
my bad! I copy and paste the title so I must've forgot to edit it. I'll edit it now
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Old December 23rd, 2014, 06:43 PM   #348
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my bad! I copy and paste the title so I must've forgot to edit it. I'll edit it now
No worries! A bit trivial, but thought it was best to point out, for the sake of our international friends if no one else! Thanks!
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Old December 24th, 2014, 12:57 AM   #349
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Palace Hotel Refurbishment | Oxford Street

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REPOSITIONING- A CLIENTS BRIEF
  • Unify and connect the buildings.
  • Establish structured way finding that provides organisational hierarchy to allow segregation to each of the hotels activities/services.
  • Improve guest circulation and connectivity with a new external lift core, this will reduce guest travel.
  • Create a premier bar venue in the Clock Tower Bar and establish the “Tempus Piazza” with strong F&B outlets.
  • Rediscover and share the hidden gems, showcase the Hotels unique character with guests / residents.
  • Resolve arrival for multifunctional events
  • Redefine the service lane – rebirth as ‘Waterhouse Way’ to create an internal thoroughfare.
  • Redefine the ‘Excalibur’ building as a C&B venue with associated bedrooms.
  • Increase the active frontage along Whitworth Street and Oxford Street corridor.
  • Reposition the hotel locally and nationally
  • To improve the existing access for servicing vehicles and provide an efficient servicing strategy and avoid damage to the existing buildings.

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Old December 24th, 2014, 01:12 PM   #350
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Another classic building by the amazing Manchester based architect and Gothic specialist Alfred Waterhouse. They don't make them like that anymore.
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Old December 24th, 2014, 01:30 PM   #351
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A fantastic architect for sure. Does he have anything else in Manchester other than the Town Hall?
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Old December 24th, 2014, 05:17 PM   #352
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Thanks for posting this VDB whats looks like another exciting renovation/refurb on the way.
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Old December 24th, 2014, 05:34 PM   #353
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A fantastic architect for sure. Does he have anything else in Manchester other than the Town Hall?
Hundreds of buildings, pretty much everywhere. Also, many others destroyed in various fires and the blitz.

You can't throw a stone in Manchester without hitting a Waterhouse building.

The museum is probably the best of the rest. Right opposite the university.
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Old December 24th, 2014, 06:25 PM   #354
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I found this on Waterhouse:


http://manchesterhistory.net/manchester/architects.html
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Thanks SKoB - I had never realised that the Museum on Oxford Road was a Waterhouse too
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Old December 26th, 2014, 01:52 AM   #356
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Thanks SKoB - I had never realised that the Museum on Oxford Road was a Waterhouse too
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Old December 27th, 2014, 12:53 PM   #357
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Hotel Football | Old Trafford | 10 fl

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A development now nearing completion but will be of interest to many- especially if you are a Manchester United fan will be this, the project is now nearing completion but a synopsis can be included on here...

Hotel Plan by Manchester United Legend Gary Neville Opposite Old Trafford Set to Get Green Light

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An artist’s impression of the 10-storey leisure and retail complex. The plans were expected to be approved by council bosses at a town hall meeting tonight.

Gary Neville appears to have won his planning war with Manchester United – after town hall officers recommended his proposals for a hotel and supporters’ club opposite Old Trafford should be allowed.

The Reds legend, who made 400 appearances for the club, wants to create a 10-storey leisure and retail complex within the shadows of the stadium.

But, as revealed in February, United bosses, who had originally backed the proposals, performed a U-turn and lodged a stinging five-page objection with Trafford council officials.

They claimed the development has insufficient parking and say that even if those issues were resolved, ‘MUFC shall continue to oppose and object to the proposed scheme’ due to its impact on the Old Trafford landscape, highway safety and ‘the club’s holistic vision for the continuing enhancement of the area surrounding the stadium’.

A decision was due at a meeting tonight – where it is understood planning bosses will recommend the project for approval.

In an 18-page report into the scheme, they dismiss United’s claims that the building, which includes a bar, a shop and 139 bedrooms, will impact negatively on the Old Trafford landscape. They also state their belief that it will create jobs and ‘support economic growth’.

The report also reveals that Greater Manchester Police’s United match commander, Chief Supt Mark Roberts, has raised concerns with the plans.

He cited evidence that licensed premises close to football grounds increase the risk of crime and disorder.

But within the report, planners state that no objections from the force were received and added that they will expect bosses at the project to work closely with police on match days.

Neville, a United ambassador, will be required to hand over almost £162,000 towards highway and transport schemes and a further £82,770 unless he plants 267 trees on the site next to the Bridgewater Canal on Sir Matt Busby Way.

He will also be asked to provide evidence the site can provide parking spaces for 210 cars three months prior to opening.

Planning consultant for the project, Rob Turley, said on behalf of Neville: "We are aware that Trafford Planning Committee will meet tonight and we understand the scheme is recommended for approval by the officers. We await the outcome of planning committee."

A spokesman for the club said: "Manchester United are aware of the planning report and await the council’s decision."

A spokesman for Greater Manchester Police said the force did not wish to comment further on the plans.

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Gary Neville Old Trafford Hotel Approved


Manchester United legend Gary Neville has been given the go-ahead to build a hotel near Old Trafford, despite objections from his former club.

Mr Neville planned to build the 139-bed hotel and supporters club with proceeds from his testimonial match last year.

Man Utd objected, claiming the scheme on the site of a former lard factory undermined the "holistic vision" of its "strategic plan" for the area.

However, councillors in Trafford have approved the former right back's plans.

A club spokesman said it was "disappointed" with the result.

'Undermine vision'

When he announced the project, to be sited on the corner of Wharfside Way and Sir Matt Busby Way, Mr Neville said he wanted to do "something special for the fans".

Last year the football club's chief operating officer Michael Bolingbroke, said: "This is a very exciting project and the club wishes Gary every success with it."

But the club lodged a major objection to the project in which it claimed: "MUFC have a strategic plan for the continuing enhancement of the area surrounding the stadium and this holistic vision includes hospitality, conference, retail and visitor facilities.

"The provision of third party facilities such as those proposed could undermine this vision to the detriment of its deliverability."

Mr Neville hopes the hotel will be open for the 2013-14 season.

http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england...ester-18033018
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Back to committee this week following minor amendments. Changes illustrated here, 1 less bedroom, balconies to rooms removed, slight increase in height.

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That blank panel on the side there is one of two proposed digital signs under a separate app,

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Work begins...March 2013

[QUOTE=Richard Cheese;101715797]Some pics of the groundwork preparation taken today

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From the MEN, 30.03.13:

Neville’s Old Trafford hotel promises a warm welcome (and a decent pint) for fans

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co....hester-2286744

May 2013...

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From the MEN, 30.03.13:

Neville’s Old Trafford hotel promises a warm welcome (and a decent pint) for fans

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co....hester-2286744

July 2013

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I've been taking photos, but forgetting to post them. So here's a few weeks catchup:

2 weeks ago: site is being excavated to canal bank level:

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Last week: nearly clear:

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Today: foundation piling in progress:

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Oct 2013...

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This morning:
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Columns in the basement going up. Or should I call this the ground floor?
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The morning sun's making it hard to take photos. And it will soon be too dark in the evening.
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View from the east end.
Dec 2013...

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Last Friday:

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From Wharfside Way:

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And the canal-side view:

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Will leave the update as it is for the time being, will update more in the coming weeks.
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Old December 27th, 2014, 01:19 PM   #358
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Another classic building by the amazing Manchester based architect and Gothic specialist Alfred Waterhouse. They don't make them like that anymore.
Manchester based Liverpool born, we've got some great buildings by him too.
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Old December 27th, 2014, 03:21 PM   #359
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Paul please remember this is a Manchester thread.
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Old December 29th, 2014, 12:53 AM   #360
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Manchester's Arena has been ranked as the third busiest in the year, a title it's now held for several years.

1) London O2
2) New York MSG
3) Manchester P4U

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The Manchester Arena has been ranked the third busiest in the world.

American magazine Billboard has recognised the arena (formerly Phones 4u Arena) in the top three of busiest venues in 2014.

The music industry bible reported that 1,045,783 visitors across 122 events (total gross $70,888,011) for the SMG Europe venue in the publication’s 15,000 plus capacity category.

The city’s biggest live music venue welcomed over 175,000 more concertgoers than fourth-placed Brooklyn’s Barclays Center and was beaten only by arenas in New York and London.
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