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Old February 4th, 2015, 08:55 PM   #521
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Ah, my mistake!

I thought the only sign we had in the past was that horrible green extension canopy erected in the nineties or something
Don't worry - it shows how good the restoration has been! It did used to be masked by 'Manchester Victoria' and a GMPTE-style 'M'.

It's like what Northern do nowadays - add a horrible purple to anything historical and it's theirs.

I don't know how they can commit such a crime!
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Old February 5th, 2015, 02:00 AM   #522
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One Greengate
Apartments | Salford

Floors: 15-31 | Number of Apartments: 500 | Developer: Renaker

Current Status: Under Construction

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







Pictures by jrb show this shooting up.



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Old February 5th, 2015, 02:19 PM   #523
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Metrolink Extension: Second City Crossing
Light Rail | City

Miles: 1 | Number of stations: 3 | Developer: TfGM

Current Status: Under Construction

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

A new line for the City Zone running between St Peter's Square and Victoria on the below map:





Wonderful update pictures by Freel07.

The area outside Victoria station:








The site of the future Exchange Square station:









Route will continue down here:











They'll be a station up here at St Peter's Square:








.... Before the line joins up with the existing network:



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Wilburn St
Apartments | Salford

Floors: 7-21 | Number of Apartments: 500 | Developer: Renaker

Current Status: Under Construction

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...1755376&page=3








Site clearance has begun. Picture by jrb

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Old February 5th, 2015, 06:45 PM   #525
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Manchester sure does like its cantilevered buildings!
1st St, Midtown

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Old February 6th, 2015, 11:41 AM   #526
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Some more photos from same batch as above...

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From one Simpson cantilever to another.


Credit: @InnsideMANC

Nearly captures a third, from Mecanoo.


Credit: @Ernshki

Quite an abstract one.


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Old February 6th, 2015, 01:59 PM   #527
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A changing city
Tommy Ducks, Midtown

When we take the slow path through life, as all of us non-time travellers do, we often don't notice just how much places change.

In the case of Manchester, which has experienced post industrial expansion, then decline, then the Blitz, then slum clearance, then post war housing and rebuilding, then clearance of this post war housing, then post modern reconstruction (where we are now), this type of change over the course of a century really can be quite overwhelming.

Tommy Ducks was a pub in what we now know to be Peterloo, in the centre of the city. In the mid 1920s, this area was on the fringe of the city - far away from the centre.

Here is that area, with Tommy Ducks on the right, in about 1925








This area was heavily Blitzed during World War Two, and what remained was then cleared, and a new road (Lower Mosely St, leading to the Chester Road) was built on top, linking the City with Trafford and then the suburbs.

Which means we get this picture, in the late 1980s/early 90s, which shows Tommy Ducks (on the left this time) not as part of a street of similar buildings, but isolated on what looks like a dual carriageway:







Since then, Manchester has yet again been rebuilt, and believe it or not this view below is taken from the same angle as the shot above. Where Tommy Ducks used to stand, on the left, is now a hotel - and this area is firmly within the city centre, whereby it used to be on the fringe of the city. In the distance, a new office development has been built at Barbarolli Square, and the Bridgewater Hall concert venue is further down the street, mid-shot.








In future, just beyond the Bridgewater Hall, are a series of new skyscrapers being built currently, meaning that soon this view will change once again.

Exciting, hm?
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Old February 6th, 2015, 02:12 PM   #528
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"Catching up" is very flattering considering all of the stuff going on in London at the moment, it seems like a new skyscraper is announced every day there!
haha I know!

But you know what I mean.. for the size of MCR etc, Manchester is really picking up it's weight and throwing it around. It's so nice to see!
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Caxton St
Apartments | Salford

Floors: 4/6 | Number of Apartments: 21

Current Status: Under Construction

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...1770535&page=3




Construction of a new build six-storey block:







And conversion of the adjacent block into 12 apartments:

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Old February 7th, 2015, 01:29 PM   #531
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Can`t work out where the above apartments will be?
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Can`t work out where the above apartments will be?
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Old February 7th, 2015, 04:42 PM   #533
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Old February 8th, 2015, 12:38 AM   #534
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77 Great Ancoats
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Floors: 20 | Number of Apartments: 157

Current Status: Proposed

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post121302011

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Oh wow, now that is a nice building and It's pretty tall looking too.
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A round up of new proposals from Manchester in the last few days.


Store St/Former Gravity Tower
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11 Whitworth
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And finally, a little rumour from Neil which could get excitement rolling:

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I was told last night that there is going to be a 60 floor skyscraper going up in Manchester. Think he said next year. The person was someone who works in the construction industry.

It's all too exciting!!
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Old February 9th, 2015, 04:09 PM   #537
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Whitworth Art Gallery | Extension | U/C...

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So, as it happens, work took me on site this morning, and while I didn't want to take any photos inside (exhibitions to be kept secret etc. ), I got the following two shots showing the speed with which work at the front of the gallery is getting on.

This first one was taken at about 11am of contractors laying the bound gravel:




This following one was taken at around 1pm:



If everything continues at this kind of pace, I'm sure the landscaping at the front of the gallery will be ready in plenty of time for the re-eopening on the 14th!
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Old February 10th, 2015, 11:08 AM   #538
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Times they are a changin...


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London rents push “Magic Circle” law firm out of capital

We all know that London rents can be eye-wateringly expensive.
Just last week we revealed that rents in the capital have risen six times faster than other parts of the UK and of course we all remember the MP Mark Simmonds who had to quit because his six-figure package wasn't enough to keep up with rising costs.

Now things have got so bad law firm Freshfields Bruckhaus Deringer – one of the so-called Magic Circle – is moving some staff to Manchester.

The group, which employs 1,300 in the UK, has instructed Knight Frank to look for a 100,000 sq ft premises in the city centre as it looks to cut costs, Estates Gazette reports.

Since 1989 Freshfields has occupied a 230,000 sq ft space at 65 Fleet Street.

It has already earmarked One and Two St Peter’s Square, Allied London’s Cotton Building, Ask Developments’ 101 Embankment, English Cities Fund’s One New Bailey and Noma’s Hanover Building as potential targets. Under “Project Green”, staff will start relocating next year and complete in 2018.

A source told the business publication: “This is something that people are increasingly looking at because rents are nearing record highs across most London submarkets and they are likely to grow further over the next three years.”
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Cotton Building
Offices | Spinningfields, Midtown

Floors: 9 | Office Space: 160,000sqft

Current Status: Under Construction

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post121384084





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Laing O'Rourke wins Two St Peter's Square contract...


The construction and engineering company has been appointed as contractor on the 160,000 sq ft office in Mosley Street in Manchester city centre, with work set to begin immediately.

The £80m block on the site of Century House, Sussex House, Bennett House and Clarendon House is scheduled to complete in January 2017.

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The scheme is being delivered by developer Mosley Street Ventures, a special purpose vehicle controlled by Fred and Peter Done.

Two St Peter's Square is designed by SimpsonHaugh & Partners and will include 5,000 sq ft of ground floor leisure space and car parking for 72 vehicles.

Tom Higgins, head of Laing O'Rourke in the North, said: "We have a strong working knowledge of the St Peter's Square heritage development area, through our delivery of the Town Hall Complex transformation and Second City Crossing. This, combined with our use of offsite techniques and modern methods of construction, means we'll be able to deliver a high quality scheme far more efficiently and with minimal disruption to the city centre.

"Once the project is completed it will be one of the most prestigious office buildings in Manchester. The building has been designed to complement the changing face of St Peter's Square being sympathetic to its history and architecture

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What a difference
A video posted last year...but gives some idea...

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