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Old August 30th, 2015, 09:05 PM   #1221
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I wish there was a more direct north/south line. Buses are fine up and down Oxford Rd but it's sparse everywhere else and you can go f yourself if you think I'm walking to east dids.
I'd like to see a Seoul-style bus highway down Princess Parkway.
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Old September 1st, 2015, 12:58 PM   #1222
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"Bumper planning agenda for Salford"...

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As a sign of the development market continuing to gather pace, Salford City Council is set to approve 1,750 homes, and more than 150,000 sq ft of offices at its planning committee meeting next week.

Council planning officers have recommended several schemes for approval ahead of the meeting on Thursday 3 September.

Projects include the construction of 1,100 apartments across four 26-storey blocks by X1 Developments and Knight Knox International.

The £200m X1 Media City scheme will be completed over four phases and is located on Michigan Avenue, Salford Quays.

Building work is being carried out by Liverpool-based Vermont Construction. Phase one will be made up of 275 flats which are due for completion in 2017. The development was designed by AHR. The scheme also includes 22,700 sq ft of commercial space.

The council is also expected to approve Peel Land’s proposals for a 145,000 sq ft six-storey office on the Regent site, which has been pre-let to Bupa.

Construction of the property, known as The Regent, should start in 2016. When completed, around 2,000 Bupa staff will relocate from the company’s current offices in the Anchorage and Victoria buildings.

On the site of the Bupa car park in King William Enterprise Park, Peel-subsidiary Tokenhouse Developments has outlined plans for a 300-apartment student accommodation scheme, across two blocks of between eight- and 12-storeys.

In Seaford Road, Rock Asset Management is due to deliver a £7.5m development of 80 homes on the former Vita site, while Watson Homes and City West Housing Trust has plans for 21 apartments and 80 homes as part of an £11m scheme at the former Willows Rugby Club.

At the former Mitchell Shackleton Vulcan engineering works, Bellway Homes has also put forward plans for the construction of 140 homes

- See more at: http://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news....Dy4wpRLq.dpuf
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Old September 2nd, 2015, 10:38 AM   #1223
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"£22m improvements to Salford homes progressing."..
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THE next phase of £22m of major improvement work to thousands of homes across Salford has begun.A £1.9m investment scheme to revamp a further 250 properties in Seedley and Charlestown has now got underway following the transfer of 8,500 homes from Salford Council to housing association Salix Homes earlier this year.The work is the continuation of an ambitious two-year investment programme by Salix Homes, which will see 2,200 homes undergo £22m of much needed improvements including new kitchens, bathrooms, windows...
Full story..http://www.thebusinessdesk.com/north...s_section=4150

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Old September 2nd, 2015, 03:16 PM   #1224
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Old September 2nd, 2015, 06:27 PM   #1225
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Floors: 12 | Architect: Ian Simpson | Developer: Fred Done Associates

Current Status: Under Construction

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







Crane has gone up - one of two, apparently.

It's definitely going to be polarising, but if they pull this off and it surpasses the renders there's a real chance this project could actually be gorgeous. Lives and dies by the materials though.
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Old September 2nd, 2015, 11:36 PM   #1226
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WOW! St Peters square, stylish and classy..
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Old September 3rd, 2015, 01:03 PM   #1227
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WOW! St Peters square, stylish and classy..
When completed it will be a world class Public Realm, I am looking forwards to seeing it finished.
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Old September 3rd, 2015, 04:33 PM   #1228
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8 King
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RightMove: http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-...-51490756.html

Now on sale!
£260,000, 1 bedroom apartment


King St/St Annes Square in Central Manchester is fast becoming the place to live, as these apartment conversions are showing. There's more under construction in another block down the street going for £275,000 - and some more at St Annes Square and Cross St. I reckon there's space in the City Zone for about 20,000 apartments simply by converting above-retail floor space like this, and conversions are always so popular.



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Old September 4th, 2015, 10:17 AM   #1229
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Green light for development on former Salford Reds site...

PLANNERS have given the green light to City West Housing Trust’s 103-home development – to be built on the former Salford City Reds’ rugby ground in Salford. The development is part of the landlord’s wider £140m investment to build 1,500 homes in the North West by 2018. City West’s latest plans will see 23 three-bedroom houses, 55 two-bedroom houses, 21 one and two-bedroom apartments and four two-bedroom bungalows built for affordable rent on the former Salford Reds’ turf at the Willows....

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Old September 5th, 2015, 01:33 PM   #1230
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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




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Old September 6th, 2015, 07:44 PM   #1231
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XYZ Building
Offices | Spinningfields, City Zone

Floors: 9 | Office Space: 160,000sqft

Current Status: Under Construction

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post123638093



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Old September 6th, 2015, 07:57 PM   #1232
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One Greengate
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Floors: 15-31 | Number of Apartments: 500 | Developer: Renaker

Current Status: Under Construction

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



Starting to make quite an impact now.....

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Old September 6th, 2015, 10:03 PM   #1233
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Outwood Wharf
Apartments | Salford

Floors: 6, 8, 18 | Number of homes: 246 | Council: Salford City

Current Status: Planning Application Submitted

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post126879666


Quite out of the blue for a Sunday evening, 246 new apartments for a currently derelict area in inner Salford.

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Old September 7th, 2015, 09:36 AM   #1234
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Wow One Greengate will certainly be a landmark.
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Old September 7th, 2015, 05:58 PM   #1235
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CitySuites On wards and Upwards..

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Old September 8th, 2015, 01:49 PM   #1236
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Bit of an update on what has been a pretty cool 24 hours in Manchester.

Firstly, it appears hyper-active property developer Renaker is planning Manchester (and the North of England's) tallest building - at 64 floors it should be just over 200m tall.

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Apologies if this is discussed elsewhere on this thread, however a neigbour on our street works at Renaker. He tells me that the council are set to approve the Great Jackson St development within a few weeks.

The tallest tower in the project will be 64 floors and will be higher than the Beetham tower. However this contradicts the masterplan which states 58 (resi), unless the additional 6 floors cover restaurant, viewing gallery, plant floors etc??

I guess all will become clear soon!



And in addition to that, GMCA have revealed more of what they want from the government post-devolution.

The stand-out policies are Greater Manchester is set to receive transport funding proportionate to London based on population size. 3 million vs 9 million dictates that GM will receive 1/3rd of London's allocation - by 2021.

They also want to receive funding to relieve the backlog of highways projects (is there any indication that this could include the Stockport- Sheffield road tunnel?)

£9m a year to fund a GM Business Advice Centre, and an additional £41m to fund an SME Growth Program.

Anyway, here's the full list - wonderfully summarised by WatcherZero.

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Underlying theme is self reliance and empowerment of citizens.

Transport ask is that pro-rata on economic size by 2021 Greater Manchester receives the same transport funding as London. They are also developing a proposal for match funding to address the backlog of highways maintenance.

For Higher Education they are proposing the 'Pankhurst Centre for Health Research and Innovation’, a health research university linked institution similar to that for developing carbon nanotubes.

On housing they are asking for the ability to borrow to fund house building and a tax on the increase in property value resulting from the granting of planning permission (e.g. an acre of pastoral land is worth £22,000 before planning consent and £500k afterwards). They are asking to withdraw from the New Homes Bonus, this government scheme which top slices local authority spending has cost GM authorities £142m in the last five years and they have only received £92m in return. Making better use of social housing stock, regulatory change to allow housing providers to offer shorter leases of adapted housing to allow greater frequency of assessment reviews, too much capital subsidised housing is being leased to people who don't need it they argue. Devolution of Stamp Duty revenues and ability to vary rates, they want to for example lower stamp duty on new build brown field sites and raise it on new build greenfield sites, they also want to offer more support to first time buyers.

Research into whether instead of subsidising/creating modal shift to green technologies through redistributive taxes it would be more efficient to instead spend the public money on the investment side, lowering the financing costs of initial installations and removing the ongoing financial payments hassle.

£9m per year to finance a business and foreign trading advice service to local companies and £41m over for years for growth loans to SME's.

Funding to move away from 'trials' and actually implement large public sector savings and reform programmes, e.g. to attract third party funding and allow full scale rollout of trials to all authorities rather than just one or two.

Government has asked GM to request a data sharing commission and legislation in the Cities bill modeled on New York allowing easier trading of public service information between agencies and clear the red tape of data protection, this would act as a trial which could be rolled out nationally.

The ability to raise a financial levy on companies that would fund careers advice and fund apprenticeships. They are also asking for more flexibility to design skills commissioning programmes and devolution of FE and EFA funding support for students to allow for example further education student loans.

Continued support for Summer Budgets agreement for development of proposals in relation to Child Services.

To build on Summer budgets devolving of 100% of business levys to allow the mayor to raise a 2p+ levy on businesses in consultation with business but without the need for a referendum. To move away from the referendum cap on varying council tax rates, reduce the council tax freezing rewards medium term uncertainty, tackle the various council tax student exemptions and reductions which cost £10m a year. Dialog over increasing the number of council tax bands.

The number of Hotel stays in GM has increased from 2m in 2003 to 6m in 2013, however more investment is required in business, culture and leisure. In partnership with London they want to work with the government to explore a hotel bed tax similar to those in US and Europe and implemented in the same way as local exemptions from Sunday trading laws with the money used to fund the tourism industry.

To pilot an APD holiday on long haul flights to and from Manchester Airport and in the long term to explore flexibilities with Government to financially incentivise more long haul flights from less congested airports.



So overall that's a very large amount of very small asks from Government not amounting to very much financially compared to what some other cities have been requesting.


In regards Enterprise Zones, one was established at the airport and expanded last EZ round. The government is again asking for submissions though to a very tight timetable (submissions in August, final bids in mid September). The LEP is currently working up four possible bids; Life Sciences, Digital and Creative, Logistics, Town Centres. But because of the tight timescale no further information can be given at this stage (officers too busy working on the bids)
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Old September 8th, 2015, 01:57 PM   #1237
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Floors: 9 | Office Space: 160,000sqft

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Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post123638093


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Old September 8th, 2015, 03:24 PM   #1238
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Outwood Wharf
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Floors: 6, 8, 18 | Number of homes: 246 | Council: Salford City

Current Status: Planning Application Submitted

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post126879666


Quite out of the blue for a Sunday evening, 246 new apartments for a currently derelict area in inner Salford.
realy nice one
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47 Houldsworth
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Floors: 13 | Number of apartments: 119

Current Status: Planning application submitted

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Alongside 76-78 Great Ancoats St (approved)

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So I thought I'd see what this would potentially look like with the other apartment block proposed. They compliment each other. Looks pretty damn good

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Search for lead architect of £15m Cathedral scheme...

ARCHITECTURAL practices are being asked to tender to be the lead on the ambitious £15m Manchester Cathedral development project.On behalf of Manchester Cathedral, Manchester-based property consultant Dooley Associates is asking practices to submit proposals for a specific element of the project - namely the £7m West End Design Competition.Dooley has been appointed by Manchester Cathedral to work as project manager and quantity surveyor to co-ordinate and control 17 plus projects of work which will involve cost planning,

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