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Old April 18th, 2015, 08:34 PM   #821
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X1 MediaCity
Apartments | Michigan Avenue, Salford

Floors: 4x26 | Number of Apartments: 1,036 | Developer: X1

Current Status: Phase one under construction

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New renders have been released of this development. Site clearance has begun for preparation of the first phase (i.e. one of the towers, containing 250 apartments), which will start construction soon.







Has anything started here yet? Even just boarded up areas? I like to get before photos to cover things properly as things progress.
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Old April 18th, 2015, 09:26 PM   #822
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April 15, 2015

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The proposed £70m redevelopment of four and a half acres of Altrincham town centre took a significant step forward today.

Trafford Council and developers Nikal signed a development agreement for the much-anticipated – and much-delayed – Altair scheme.

The result, according to the Council, is that the mixed-use development – to include a new spa-type leisure centre, 15 leisure outlets including restaurants and bars, offices, 150 apartments and a new car park – will “start to move at pace”.

Nikal is said to be in talks with planners to secure the necessary permissions to start work on site “later this year or early next year”.

That’s several years since Nikal was first given the go-ahead for the scheme back in 2008 – and around a year since Nikal boss Nick Payne told us that construction would be starting.


How the Altair development would look at night

Today’s announcement does however reaffirm the Council’s commitment to a scheme that had gone quiet in recent months.

The council says Altair “will complement the wider investment already taking place in the town” and would be “a massive boost for the regeneration and future prosperity of the town”.

Helen Jones, deputy chief executive at Trafford Council, said: “This is fantastic news and is something that really does give a huge boost to residents, business and visitors to Altrincham town centre. To have such a high quality addition to the already established developments will further improve the opportunities the town centre offers for shoppers and visitors from near and far.

“The transformation which is taking place in Altrincham right in front of our eyes is so exciting and is destined to secure Altrincham’s future prosperity and its place as one of the region’s top town centres.”


A map of the Altair site

Going on the original timetable set out to us by Nikal last year, the Altair scheme could be completed by 2018.

Nick Payne of Nikal said: “Our vision for Altair can now be delivered. Our first phase will bring forward a dramatic new building of apartments and a new entrance to the Ice Rink opposite Tesco on Moss Lane. We are aiming to have detailed planning consent before the end of this year. The completion of the interchange this year has been a critical ingredient to our overall plans.”

Payne explained last year what the Altair scheme would in reality look like.

He said: “In essence there’s a single avenue, a boulevard which is L-shaped, and what we’re doing is pulling people from Hale and the Tesco area and then they’ll walk down a lovely, beautiful piece of public realm, past a series of restaurants, bars and eateries.


How the Altair development would look by day

“Then it will lead up into a semi-sheltered space where you can buy your train tickets and your tram tickets, and then you walk into the new bridge that links directly into the platform.”

He added: “It’s not going to be high, it’s not going to be glass, it’s going to have some sympathy and homage to the buildings and style we have in Altrincham.

“But what we’re going to do is have regular shop spaces that are 3,500-4,000 sq ft and designed specifically for a restaurant, bar or coffee-type offering. At the moment you have to knock through two or three buildings to get that space.

“Operators are looking for that kind of size of space. They can provide their own internal environment but you have to provide the space as a starting point otherwise they’re just not going to come. You can’t generate enough income by squeezing into 1,500 sq ft instead of 3,500.”
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Old April 18th, 2015, 09:56 PM   #823
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Anyone know what is going on here? I know some uni departments are moving, something graphene related, and the crane is for something to do with the lifts, but I couldnt get an answer about the asteroid struck externals and whether they were getting re-done.

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Old April 19th, 2015, 03:50 PM   #824
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Has anything started here yet? Even just boarded up areas? I like to get before photos to cover things properly as things progress.
Vegetation clearance and that's about it I think so far
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Old April 19th, 2015, 04:25 PM   #825
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Vegetation clearance and that's about it I think so far
Then I may brave a tram ride there, even though it has to go through the horror that is Cornbrook.
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Old April 19th, 2015, 04:30 PM   #826
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Then I may brave a tram ride there, even though it has to go through the horror that is Cornbrook.
It's probably not worth the tram ride just yet, maybe in a few weeks?
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Old April 19th, 2015, 05:21 PM   #827
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It's probably not worth the tram ride just yet, maybe in a few weeks?
Oh I like vegetation clearnance, the very beginning of things. Plus it gives me something to do.

For example ( btw that tram was a tester, didn't start running until about a year later) -

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Old April 21st, 2015, 01:00 AM   #828
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Premier Inn MediaCity
Hotel & Offices | MediaCity, Salford

Floors: 12 | No. of hotel rooms: 112 | Developer: Peel, Premier Inn

Current Status: Under construction

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1744576


Construction has started on the new Premier Inn at MediaCity, Salford:

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Old April 21st, 2015, 10:14 AM   #829
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There`s a large hole boring drill there at the moment
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Old April 21st, 2015, 10:42 AM   #830
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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





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Wilburn St construction update by thecityofgold today. Piling has started, the crane is up and this project will start rising pretty quickly I imagine.

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Old April 22nd, 2015, 11:18 AM   #832
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First Street...a Different Perspective...


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Not a great pic but the car park wall has just started lighting up and scrolling through different colours
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And a reminder of what that car park looks like during the day:



















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New Victoria, Manchester...

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Victoria Station is currently being transformed through a £43m refurbishment programme which will be largely completed by summer 2015.
The New Victoria site will then become available to Muse for development.

Concept proposals demonstrate the potential to accommodate 500,000 sq ft net of commercial office space in two or three buildings, with large floorplates in excess of 20,000 sq ft and car parking beneath, or three residential buildings of 12, 16 and 19 storeys providing 597 apartments and 255 car parking spaces.

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Victoria Station is being transformed into a station for the 21st Century
through a £30 million refurbishment programme including a new roof. The station is to increase in capacity and benefit from the Northern Hub project which will see electrification of the line between Liverpool and Leeds and a doubling of the number of trains running between the two cities via Victoria. The Ordsall Chord will also directly connect Victoria to Manchester Piccadilly which will allow direct access to London and convenient connections between Manchester’s two main railway stations.

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The other element is starting to rise now...
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Looks like the 'low rise section' next to the tallest tower is beginning to rise!

This should then have an immediate effect on the construction of the tower as this block is also part of it:

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Not exactly big news as such, but pretty news. The mythical purple trees have been installed at St Peter's Square - we never knew it was possible:

They are of course purple now because it's Spring and they're blossoming - however apparently it's a type of tree (I don't know much about plants) which blossoms continuously throughout the year.

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New Victoria
Apartments, Offices | Midtown

Floors: 12-19 | Number of Apartments: 597 | Office: 500,000sqft

Current Status: Vision, Masterplan

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post123455450


Indicative renders and information emerging from Muse involving the development of a spare parcel of land next to Victoria Station.

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Victoria Station is currently being transformed through a £43m refurbishment programme which will be largely completed by summer 2015. The New Victoria site will then become available to Muse for development.


Concept proposals demonstrate the potential to accommodate 500,000 sq ft net of commercial office space in two or three buildings, with large floorplates in excess of 20,000 sq ft and car parking beneath, or three residential buildings of 12, 16 and 19 storeys providing 597 apartments and 255 car parking spaces.

http://www.musedevelopments.com/case...ion=commercial


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

Current Status: Under Construction

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"A 'Light' that will never go out"...

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AN integral part of Manchester’s art scene, the iconic Northern Quarter Light Tower, has undergone a series of renovations to restore it to its former glory and ensure it will remain a part of the city’s vista for years to come.

CityCo, Manchester’s city centre management company, has teamed up with NCP, which leases the Church Street car park the Light Tower sits atop, and Manchester City Council, to ensure some much needed renovations were undertaken to British lighting artist Peter Freeman’s installation ‘toy boy’.

These included the replacing of a number of the original neon light tubes with new eco-friendly, energy efficient LED Lighting.

This piece of art, which was commissioned by one of the Northern Quarter’s trailblazers, Liam Curtin, was funded by The Arts Council and first switched on at the Northern Quarter Street Festival in 1999.

Made of animated light tubes, the installation consists of 76 florescent multi-coloured lights, stands 12 metres high and is positioned on the red tower of the car park.

The Light Tower was switched back on in 2010 after sitting in darkness for nearly five years but in recent times, the installation had fallen into disrepair and without an agreed programme of works, would have needed to be removed permanently.

Working with CityCo and Manchester City Council, NCP undertook a series of renovations, with the installation in scaffolding for six months. Work on the project is now complete and will see this iconic landscape lighting up the Northern Quarter once again.

Tommy Wolstencroft, project manager for CityCo, said; “This much-loved piece of art has well and truly become part of the Northern Quarter landscape, it wouldn’t be the same without it.

“The work undertaken to keep the Light Tower was significant and did require some changes to the original lighting. CityCo liaised with Peter Freeman to ensure he was happy with the required renovations and he was in full support of the work NCP carried out.

"We’re delighted with the result and it’s great to see the Tower lighting up our skies once again.”

Sean Fenney, senior business manager for NCP said: “We’re really proud that we’ve arrived at the day when the light tower can get switched back on.

"NCP has been renovating the light tower as it is really important for us to support all aspects of the community that we work in. It’s an iconic feature for the city of Manchester, and NCP is delighted to have ensured that it will light up the area for many years to come.”

Peter Freeman, designer of the Light Tower, said; “The Northern Quarter Light Tower was one of my first public art commissions and has always been a very special sculpture for me. It was created in collaboration with Michael Trainor and the Art Department.

“The original concept for the light tower was a beacon of optimism reflecting the creative life and regeneration of the Northern Quarter. It's wonderful that the spirit has been rekindled and the light tower is spreading its magic again.


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Bupa Headquarters
Offices | Harbour City, Salford

Floors: 6 | Office Space: 145,000sqft | Architect: Chapman Taylor | Developer: Peel

Current Status: Planning application submitted

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15/66274/FUL | Erection of six-storey office building and associated access, servicing, car parking, landscaping and other supporting infrastructure. | The Regent Site The Quays Salford
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