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Old May 29th, 2015, 07:36 PM   #941
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In addition, Manchester's first mayor has been selected - it's going to be Tony Lloyd.

He's standing as an interim mayor until Greater Manchester's first mayoral elections will take place in 2017.

Good luck to the guy! He was born in Stretford, Trafford and now has power over infrastructure, schools, buses, Metrolink, police and health services across the metropolitan area.



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Not a patch on Boris. Hair is too boring. Can he ride a slip wire?
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Old May 30th, 2015, 12:23 PM   #944
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"Stephen Wild on the continued success of MediaCityUK"...

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Lucy Roue caught up with MediaCityUK managing director Stephen Wild to find out about his plans for the next chapter in its story

Stephen Wild is no stranger to big regeneration schemes.

In a past life, he worked on the rebuilding of Manchester city centre following the 1996 IRA bomb.

He then joined Peel as managing director of Manchester Ship Canal Developments in 2006, a joint-development company with Manchester council.

Peel, of course, had already delivered the Trafford Centre to the world, but it is fair to say the next major project it oversaw also had a major impact of the region’s economy.

Work started on MediaCityUK in 2007 and it welcomed its first tenants the same year. Mr Wild was later put in place to oversee the management.

Its creation is, to some, synonymous with the BBC’s pledge to shift key departments out of London and getting more in touch with the regions.

But Mr Wild, a father-of-three from Ramsbottom, is eager to point out MediaCityUK is about way more than just that, as he looks forward to the next phase in its development.

“MediaCityUk is not a project” he says.

“It will continue to evolve over the next 50 years and long after I’m sat in this chair.

“There will be things going on here which will lead to more activity and development and it is where the next big businesses will be born, will grow and we will see some great success stories here.

“My aspiration for it is to become the place where creative, digital and technology companies innovate the next great creative elements and to see the place grow – not just offices but more residential, more hotel rooms, more amenities, more bars, more restaurants, more people and more activity.”

Indeed, there are already more than 200 different companies based at MediaCityUK, employing 7,000 people between them.

And when quizzed about what he is most proud of, one of the things he reaches for is the fact some tenants have seen their turnover increase by up to three times since being based there.

“We have a range of businesses who are seeing significant increases in their success and turnover and we would apportion that to them being in MediaCityUK,” he says.

“From gaming and animation, app development and digital health we have got an interesting mix.
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Main MCUK thread...http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...46458&page=157
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Old May 30th, 2015, 03:01 PM   #945
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No. 6 1st St
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Floors: 7 | Occupier: Gazprom | Office Space: 157,000sqft

Current Status: Planning Application Submitted

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Planning application has been submitted for the latest block in the First St jigsaw - this time a prelet has been secured by Gazprom to take the 5th and 6th floors of this 7 storey office block.

Land Bounded By Medlock Street / River Street And Number One First Street Manchester City Centre Plot 5 Of The First Street Masterplan

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Erection of a 7 storey office building (Use Class B1) including ground floor retail units (use Class A1 (Shop) or A3 (Restaurant and Cafe) or A4 (Drinking Establishment) Uses, public realm and associated works to include brown roofs above 7th floor level.

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Old May 31st, 2015, 11:19 PM   #946
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Manchester`s Hotels (built and proposed)...

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Lancashire County Cricket Club Brian Statham Way Stretford M16 0PX

"Demolition of existing Old Trafford Lodge; rear section of 'A'-Stand; and two-storey 'Development House'. Erection of a replacement 150 bedroom hotel with coffee shop; ticket office; club-shop; 'pop-up' bar facility and other external works."



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Old June 1st, 2015, 09:25 PM   #949
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Floors: 12 | Architect: Ian Simpson | Developer: Fred Done Associates

Current Status: Under Construction

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Construction has begun! Piling drill on site, photo by SteKnight:

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Old June 2nd, 2015, 04:20 AM   #950
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Manchester Airport Expansion
Airport | South Manchester

Cost: £1bn | Capacity increase: 140% | Developer: Manchester Airports Group |
New jobs: 20,000 | Increase in passengers: 110%

Current Status: Plans released

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1624546



Big news coming in this morning that Manchester Airport is set to receive a £1bn expansion, involving Terminal 2 expanding by 140%, a full revamp of Terminal 3 and the demolition of the outdated Terminal 1. 20,000 new jobs will be created, and it's envisaged that the airport will handle over 55 million passengers by 2050 - which is a 110% increase on today's 22 million.

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http://www.manchestereveningnews.co....n-plan-9370929


Said to be the biggest single construction project ever to take place in Greater Manchester, the 10-year scheme will more than double the size of Terminal Two and link it to an improved Terminal Three.

Ageing Terminal One will be demolished.

Meanwhile bosses aim to slash off-peak security queues to just five minutes.

Doubling the number of airport jobs to 40,000 within 30 years and adding 10m annual passengers in just a decade, the move bolsters Manchester’s battle for the government to recognise the true worth of regional airports and underlines Manchester Airport’s place at the heart of George Osborne’s ‘Northern Powerhouse’.

Among a range of high-tech changes will be a scheme to pre-clear American immigration in Manchester.

The latest technology will help passengers ‘flow’ through the airport, speeding up peak-time security from 15 to 10 minutes.

Passengers will have automatic bag-drops, and access to instant information on their phones.

There will be at least 50 food and drink outlets, more stands for aircraft and better links for connecting passengers.

The project is also aimed at attracting airlines and adding new long-haul routes to Asia and the east and west coasts of America.

Plans are now in the final stages and work is due to start next April, with a goal of Terminal Two completion by 2023.

By 2022, Terminal One, which was built in 1962, will be phased out.

By 2050, its hoped 55m passengers will use the hub every year, more than doubling the current 23m.

Charlie Cornish, chief executive of Manchester Airports Group, said: “Without doubt, with this level of investment Manchester will become one of the most modern and customer focused airports in Europe, demonstrating the importance of Manchester as a global gateway. It demonstrates that it’s more that just being about Heathrow or Gatwick.”

He described the revamp as a ‘modern facility geared around a high level of customer service, stress-free, hassle-free with modern technology and communication’.

He said HS2 and the east-west rail connections of HS3 were central to the scheme, adding: “We’re setting out how the airport will contribute to the development of a Northern Powerhouse and demonstrating the dynamic, can-do spirit that sums up the region.”

As M.A.G is part-owned by Manchester taxpayers, return from the investment will go directly into services.

Mr Cornish added: “In the long-term, the development not only creates jobs and therefore economic development for the region but in the longer term will lead to enhanced dividends falling down to shareholders.”

The £1bn project, funded by fast-tracking investment plans alongside borrowing, will include more than 60 changes all on the airport’s current footprint.

Mr Cornish promised ‘minimal disruption’ to passengers by working around terminal activity and only ‘knocking through’ at the 11th hour.

He vowed to work with the local community to mitigate disruption.

He said creating more car parking space was integral to the plans.

Manchester Airport, which already serves more than 70 airlines and 210 destinations, brings £1.8bn to the regional economy every year, employing 20,000 people and supporting a further 25,000 jobs.

It is already the only airport outside London with direct routes to Miami, Hong Kong, Jeddah, Singapore, Atlanta, Washington and Boston.

With current runway capacity, Manchester Airport has the potential to serve 55m passengers a year - at a time when capacity in the UK is at a premium.

Christian Seymour, from IFM Investors, 35.5pc shareholders in M.A.G, said: “As one of the largest airport operators in the UK, M.A.G has an outstanding track record of successful airport management.

“Since acquiring our stake just over two years ago, we have been delighted with the progress the Group has made in terms of implementing its capital investment plan and growing passengers and revenues. Of particular note is the turnaround M.A.G has achieved at London Stansted, transforming it into the fastest growing major airport in the country in just two years.

“M.A.G’s airports across the UK have a key role to play in meeting the country’s aviation capacity needs and today’s announcement is a strong signal of the company’s commitment and ambition to deliver on that.”

In summary: What the transformation will mean to Manchester Airport


- A transformed Terminal 2 expanded by 140 per cent with a direct link to a revamped Terminal 3 - taking potential passenger capacity from around 25m to 50m.
- New airside transfer facilities so passengers can walk directly from aircraft to terminal.
- Links so connecting passengers don’t have to leave the buildings.
- Improved and automated bag check-in and faster security.
- A new US pre-clearance facility so passengers can get through immigration, customs and agricultural inspection before boarding their flight.
- Around 50 food and drink outlets.
- More stands and piers for aircraft.
- Improved infrastructure around the airport with good links to the £800m Airport City.

What's good for the airport is good for Manchester


Sir Richard Leese, leader of Manchester city Council, says the Manchester Airport expansion will be the ‘biggest single construction project Greater Manchester has ever seen.”

He added: “Manchester Airport plays a vital economic role in the region in which it serves. Its annual passenger numbers last year topped a record 22 million and it provides jobs for 20,000 people on site and a further 25,000 indirectly.

“Greater Manchester and the rest of the North West is increasingly competing on an international stage and an airport that is better suited to serving these global aspirations will significantly improve the impact the region can have in attracting inward and outward investment, helping it to realise its full economic potential and create further jobs and opportunities.”

What the airlines say


Carolyn McCall, Chief Executive, easyJet said: “Manchester Airport’s vision offers a range of opportunities for easyJet which will directly benefit our passengers’ experience and our operations at the airport.

“easyJet is committed to long term growth at Manchester Airport and the programme offers us an excellent opportunity through which to achieve this over the next decade. We look forward to working closely with the airport to maximise the design and implementation from both an airline and passenger perspective.”

Laurie Berryman, Vice President UK, Emirates said: “Emirates is delighted that Manchester Airport is committing to the £1 billion redevelopment programme. Emirates will be celebrating 25 years at Manchester later this year and now operates three daily services to Dubai and beyond two of which are operated by the iconic Airbus A380.”







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Old June 2nd, 2015, 11:45 AM   #951
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Oh wow... impressive news on the airport. Manchester is seriously setting the bar.
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Oh wow... impressive news on the airport. Manchester is seriously setting the bar.
You are correct Bligh this is massive news for MAN and Manchester, over £1 Billion to be invested in our Airport, will be certainly be a game changer for MAN, plus of course US pre-clearance has also been agreed this week.
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'There will be at least 50 food and drink outlets, more stands for aircraft and better links for connecting passengers.'

Love everything about this but why can't an airport loose the food and drink so people can get through it faster and spend their cash elsewhere in Manchester. I know the airport would loose out but surely it would make the terminals smaller and more efficient to get through if they weren't also made into fracking shopping malls. And would it really loose out if it had a reputation for being just an airport and quick and easy to travel through?

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I think what you will find Matthew is that most of the new outlets will be "airside" in other words on the other side on security and immigration, very little will I suspect will be landside, this will cause passengers to flow naturally through the system (as nothing to hang round for once checked in) a perfect example of this is terminal5 LHR, as one walks through the mains doors you are met firstly by self service check-in machines, THEN by manned check-in desks, THEN behind them a smattering of stores, thus encouraging passengers to move to the next stage- security, once this is cleared its a huge shopping mall, airline lounges etc. As for why shops? make money and airport companies make money (masses) from retailers in various ways. Ergo Airport Co`s MAN want and infact need these retailers to shore up profits.
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And would it really loose out if it had a reputation for being just an airport and quick and easy to travel through?
Actually I think a main concern for the majority of people when it comes to airports is having nothing to do whilst waiting for flights. Particularly if passengers are having to wait a while or if there are delays.

Manchester currently has a good reputation for being an excellent airport in terms of "having stuff to do while you wait".
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I think what you will find Matthew is that most of the new outlets will be "airside" in other words on the other side on security and immigration, very little will I suspect will be landside, this will cause passengers to flow naturally through the system (as nothing to hang round for once checked in) a perfect example of this is terminal5 LHR, as one walks through the mains doors you are met firstly by self service check-in machines, THEN by manned check-in desks, THEN behind them a smattering of stores, thus encouraging passengers to move to the next stage- security, once this is cleared its a huge shopping mall, airline lounges etc. As for why shops? make money and airport companies make money (masses) from retailers in various ways. Ergo Airport Co`s MAN want and infact need these retailers to shore up profits.
I understand, but there still seems something so tacky and excessive about it, but that's just a weird personal belief and I understand airports need to do whatever it takes to make them viable to run, and more importantly in this case, expand.
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More billion pound news.

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Balfour Beatty, Laing O’Rourke and Sir Robert McAlpine have been picked by the University of Manchester to deliver the bulk of its £1bn estates programme.



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I always get despondent at how much retail there is in British airports - way more than in other countries, including the US. It's embarrassing really, and I think it must give a lousy impression of our priorities as a nation.

Best airport I have ever been in from a retail point of view is Austin Texas, where - as you would expect from that town - there were no corporate outlets (though this was five years ago). Instead there were mini-versions of some of the funky bars, coffee shops and restaurants that you get in Downtown Austin. It would be like having Katsouris or the Fig & Sparrow at MAN. Alas, I fear we will not be getting this the new MAN.
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