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Old March 12th, 2017, 03:21 PM   #3581
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41 storey tower, Angel Meadows.

Close to the COOP HQ and Angel Gardens.

Click on the link for more info. Public exhibition.

http://www.manchestereveningnews.co....ation-12726312

http://www.engage.coop/angel-meadows

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Old March 12th, 2017, 03:24 PM   #3582
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Blimey that last image shows how much was missed when cleaning the library, Manchester looks like it can do with a good jet wash at times. The square is shaping up nicely, it will look great when teh trees come into leaf, though some provision for greenery would have been nice as it all looks a bit hard and sterile from high up.
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Old March 12th, 2017, 03:30 PM   #3583
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Blimey that last image shows how much was missed when cleaning the library, Manchester looks like it can do with a good jet wash at times. The square is shaping up nicely, it will look great when teh trees come into leaf, though some provision for greenery would have been nice as it all looks a bit hard and sterile from high up.
I thought this too - does look quite sterile. I feel like the best way to experience St Peter's Square is on the ground itself

Also yeah the Library looks disgusting, although I read somewhere the council are reluctant to clean it up because it damages the stone?

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Thanks for this MC - I'll post it back on the relevant thread in the Manc forum don't think we've seen it yet over there
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Old March 13th, 2017, 05:55 AM   #3584
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I agree with this. This route is often touted with pride that it is the busiest bus route in the world... maybe so... but then that's because everywhere else already replaced their buses with an underground metro line
Underground metro would be totally redundant for the Oxford Rd corridor because it's just been completely resurfaced with huge new bicycle lanes. And they're rather good and everyone uses them and I don't even know where the metro station would even be. I guess somewhere around the university, probably on the corner of Brunswick St. But then you're thinking: where would it link to? Somewhere in the centre? Picadilly? Oxford Rd station? That's like a five minute walk. Nobody's going to use a tube line for that.

A much, much better idea if you absolutely must have some kind of rail link to that area would be to connect the Didsbury metrolink with Audenshaw by going straight across the University quarter. Heck, I'd take a metrolink along Anson Road straight to the centre any day. It's wide and empty and already has bus lanes and it would divert a lot of traffic away from the parallel Wilmslow Rd/Curry Mile route that is a goddamn deathtrap for cyclists.
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Old March 13th, 2017, 10:47 AM   #3585
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Underground metro would be totally redundant for the Oxford Rd corridor because it's just been completely resurfaced with huge new bicycle lanes. And they're rather good and everyone uses them and I don't even know where the metro station would even be. I guess somewhere around the university, probably on the corner of Brunswick St. But then you're thinking: where would it link to? Somewhere in the centre? Picadilly? Oxford Rd station? That's like a five minute walk. Nobody's going to use a tube line for that.
A cycle way and resealed road doesn't make an underground metro redundant.

To answer your other question "Where would the underground link to, city centre?" Well, you can think a little further than that. Have you ever been on an underground line anywhere in the world? Say, Barcelona, Paris, Madrid, London, Frankfurt, Berlin, New York, Sydney, Munich, Budapest... ok, so pretty much anywhere in the world (and there are a lot to use). Essentially, they don't "go" to the city centre, they "pass through" the city centre.

Basically, the rail line will start somewhere south of Manchester, almost certainly in Manchester's case above ground and preferably connecting to another rail line of some sort. As it reaches Oxford Road and the traffic and density increases in that stretch, it goes underground. It then passes through the city with stops that either connect to other tram or train stations or separate and usually to at least one of the main train stations before exiting the city center and continuing either West, North or East above ground to where it is needed most.

It is NOT just a short line from the university to the city centre. This is not how metro lines work. It works by taking people from the suburbs through to important places like Oxford Road and the city center and to the suburbs at the other end. Some passengers will travel south to the city, others to Oxford Rd, others will cross right through to the suburbs of the south and many will use it to change to another line, and this will be repeated the other way around.
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Old March 13th, 2017, 03:38 PM   #3586
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Axis Tower | Deansgate
Apartments | City Zone

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=443838

  • Address: 19 Albion Street, Deansgate Locks, City Zone Manchester M1

  • Architect: 5Plus

  • Floors: 28

  • Height: 93m

  • Number of apartments: 173

  • Developer: Property Alliance

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Under Construction

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Update by Wub. The platform has now been erected over the canal to form a larger construction area, and the canal itself has been drained in this location. Very very complicated build on a very very small site!

Crane base is still in place awaiting erection.

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Underground metro would be totally redundant for the Oxford Rd corridor because it's just been completely resurfaced with huge new bicycle lanes. And they're rather good and everyone uses them and I don't even know where the metro station would even be. I guess somewhere around the university, probably on the corner of Brunswick St. But then you're thinking: where would it link to? Somewhere in the centre? Picadilly? Oxford Rd station? That's like a five minute walk. Nobody's going to use a tube line for that.

A much, much better idea if you absolutely must have some kind of rail link to that area would be to connect the Didsbury metrolink with Audenshaw by going straight across the University quarter. Heck, I'd take a metrolink along Anson Road straight to the centre any day. It's wide and empty and already has bus lanes and it would divert a lot of traffic away from the parallel Wilmslow Rd/Curry Mile route that is a goddamn deathtrap for cyclists.
You could have a underground tram going up Oxford Road to Fallowfield. Then running over the old Fallowfield loop, train line, which ran between Guide Bridge and the Midland main line at Chorlton. Its now used as a cycle/walkway starting at the Metro stop at St. Werberghs Road ending at Fallowfield
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Old March 13th, 2017, 04:25 PM   #3588
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Phase Two of Kampus will contain 59 apartments and 14,000sqft of retail/commercial space - as well as the reopening of a narrow cobbled street with bars/retail units either side and a new public square.

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Capital & Centric and Henry Boot Developments have submitted the planning application for apartments and restaurants in the second and final phase of the Kampus development next to Canal Street in Aytoun Street.

Two listed 19th century warehouse buildings, Minto & Turner and Minshull House, will be retained. Little David Street will be reopened to the public once again after several decades of restricted access.

https://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/new...f-250m-kampus/
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Old March 13th, 2017, 09:05 PM   #3589
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Emmeline Pankhurst statue

A statue will be erected in central Manchester by 2018 to commemorate Emmeline Pankhurst, who secured women equal voting rights in Britain in 1921 after years of campaigning. Pankhurst was born in Moss Side, South Manchester.

The statue will cost £300,000 and the commission in charge have shortlisted 8 statues and are asking the public to vote for their favourite on the below link

https://www.surveymonkey.co.uk/r/emmelinepankhurst

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"March of the women", Sean Hodges-Quinn





"Monument to Emmeline", Martin Jennings





"Rise Up Women", Hazel Reeves






"These are our streets", Nick Robertson





"Deeds Not Words", Amelia Rowcroft






"The Key to Equality", Roxy and Steve Winterburn

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Old March 13th, 2017, 10:46 PM   #3590
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I love the last one.
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That's the one I voted for as well
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Old March 14th, 2017, 12:41 AM   #3592
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(Dutch accent) Those crazy lovable Dutch are about to bless Manchester city centre.

Not seen the model before. Or the diagram. Or the overhead plan of Kampus. Some of the CGI's have been posted before.,Click on the link. Post 314.

Used my iPad to get some close up screen grabs of the CGI's. Hopefully you can see them clear like I can?

Just love this proposal



http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...711296&page=16
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Old March 14th, 2017, 01:19 AM   #3593
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Brilliant new shots of Circle Square on the Bruntwood website


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Circle Square | Oxford Road
Mixed use masterplan | City Zone

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post123105881

  • Address: All plots, Circle Square, Oxford Road, City Zone Manchester M2

  • Architect: Fieldon Clegg Bradley

  • Floors: 12-36

  • Height: tallest 115m

  • Number of apartments: 677

  • Office space: 305,630sqft

  • Developer: Bruntwood

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Phase 1 under construction, all other phases approved

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New pictures have been released of Circle Square. They're shown below.





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Roof Gardens | Britannia
Apartments | Hulme

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post134089870

  • Address: 1 Ellesmere St, Britannia Basin, Hulme, Manchester M15

  • Architect: Ollier Smurthwaite

  • Floors: 4

  • Number of apartments: 73

  • Developer: DeTrafford

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Under Construction

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Nearing completion now, photo by Stopfordian Dreamer

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Wow....Circle Square looks incredible!
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Affinity Circle Square | Little Ireland
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Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post137395078

  • Address: Plots 5, 6, 7 & 8, Circle Square, Little Ireland, City Zone Manchester M2

  • Architect: Fieldon Clegg Bradley

  • Floors: 36, 17, 17

  • Height: tallest 115m

  • Number of apartments: 677

  • Retail space: 10,000sqft

  • Developer: Select Property

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Approved

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Construction will start on Affinity Living Circle Square in August after £247m worth of funding was secured from the Greater Manchester Property Venture Fund (GMPVF), the Mayor's fund for development and regeneration.
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Residential developer Select Property Group has signed heads of terms on a joint-venture partnership deal with the Greater Manchester Property Venture Fund to deliver its £247m Affinity Living PRS scheme at Circle Square, the key Manchester scheme on the former BBC site on Oxford Road...

https://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/new...jv-with-gmpvf/


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Tall buildings update - March 2017

Here's the tall buildings update table. Lots has changed since the last update



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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: 372

  • Developer: Villafont

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Groundworks

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Groundworks now starting at Downtown, update by Stopfordian Dreamer.

Ordsall is beginning to be a hive of activity now, its close proximity to the city centre and Salford Quays is being realised by developers it seems. There are now nearly 2,000 apartments in the pipeline for the area.

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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

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Under Construction

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Update at Exchange Court today by Toetallix

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