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Old February 10th, 2016, 03:12 PM   #1581
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Owen Street
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Floors: 43-62 | Architect: Ian Simpson | Developer: Renaker | Height: Tallest 202m | Apartments: 1,400

Current status: Pre planning application

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A Summer start for Owen St according to iwillo, who has provided accurate tip offs regarding Renaker in the past.

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The car park lease is due to expire 7 March 2016. The site will then be cleared and archeological investigations will take place ready for a start soon after planning consent. The staff completing other Renaker projects are lined up to move straight on to this. As long as market conditions remaining favourable and nothing is found during the investigations, expect this to get underway this summer.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 03:40 PM   #1582
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Loving the building boom in Manchester (and London as well). But as for the economy, 2016 isn't looking to be a good year economically speaking. While I don't think we're headed for anything close to a repeat of 2008 (well, Im Icelandic so I certainly hope not!), a global recession looks like a real possibility. Would that delay/stop some of these plans? Thanks in advance.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 03:58 PM   #1583
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Loving the building boom in Manchester (and London as well). But as for the economy, 2016 isn't looking to be a good year economically speaking. While I don't think we're headed for anything close to a repeat of 2008 (well, Im Icelandic so I certainly hope not!), a global recession looks like a real possibility. Would that delay/stop some of these plans? Thanks in advance.
Think there's a building amount of negativity in the air at the moment but the problem with these things is that it often becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy:

1) People hear that there might be a recession soon
2) They stop spending as much money and start saving for upcoming recession
3) The decline in spending causes a recession

So while I'm not advocating ignorance I do think the media plays a part in economic downturns.

The economy runs in roughly 10 year cycles as well, so while it may seem like we're in the early days of the economic recovery, we're actually only 18 months away from it being a decade since the start of the last recession. Something to think about.

Think that an economic dip would possibly kill off quite a few of the proposed projects for Manchester, yes. The 2008 Recession was absolutely detrimental for Manchester and other UK cities - including London. Lots of skyscrapers were proposed only for the developers and, in many cases, architects behind them to collapse. The 2008 Recession will go down in history as one of the most catastrophic in human history - possibly even worse than 1929.

We will have another recession at some point, these things happen, but it's just a question of when, and how deep. What's vital for Manchester is that we make ourselves recession-proof. Developers still need to make money even during recessions, so if we can make Manchester somewhere 'safe' to invest money (whether the economy is booming or busting) - like London - then we should be safe. I think we're achieving that to a point - our infrastructure is much more up to date and vast than it was when the downturn happened, the global Manchester brand has improved too and we have lots of other infrastructure improvements on the way.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 04:33 PM   #1584
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Think there's a building amount of negativity in the air at the moment but the problem with these things is that it often becomes a self-fulfilling prophecy:

1) People hear that there might be a recession soon
2) They stop spending as much money and start saving for upcoming recession
3) The decline in spending causes a recession

So while I'm not advocating ignorance I do think the media plays a part in economic downturns.

The economy runs in roughly 10 year cycles as well, so while it may seem like we're in the early days of the economic recovery, we're actually only 18 months away from it being a decade since the start of the last recession. Something to think about.

Think that an economic dip would possibly kill off quite a few of the proposed projects for Manchester, yes. The 2008 Recession was absolutely detrimental for Manchester and other UK cities - including London. Lots of skyscrapers were proposed only for the developers and, in many cases, architects behind them to collapse. The 2008 Recession will go down in history as one of the most catastrophic in human history - possibly even worse than 1929.

We will have another recession at some point, these things happen, but it's just a question of when, and how deep. What's vital for Manchester is that we make ourselves recession-proof. Developers still need to make money even during recessions, so if we can make Manchester somewhere 'safe' to invest money (whether the economy is booming or busting) - like London - then we should be safe. I think we're achieving that to a point - our infrastructure is much more up to date and vast than it was when the downturn happened, the global Manchester brand has improved too and we have lots of other infrastructure improvements on the way.
All very good points, the only thing I would have to add that it's of course not just the media, but the investors that become like deer caught in the headlight, and panic spreading among them. But then again, Wall Street has predicted 9 out of the last 5 recessions, so we'll just have to wait and see how things actually turn out.
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Old February 10th, 2016, 04:56 PM   #1585
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There is a recession coming it's just a question of when. The UK has low interest rates which leads to borrow and spend but people can't borrow and spend for ever. What people are calling a 'boom' is more accurately a bubble.
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Old February 11th, 2016, 01:34 AM   #1586
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Iwillo took these amazing photos from the top of the U/C Cambridge St:





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Old February 11th, 2016, 01:56 AM   #1587
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One Spinningfields
Offices | City Zone

Floors: 24 | Office Space: 300,000sqft | Developer: Allied London | Height: 92m

Current Status: Under Construction

Nearest transport: Salford Central


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Old February 11th, 2016, 05:43 PM   #1588
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Amazing construction dynamism.
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Old February 12th, 2016, 02:18 AM   #1589
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X1 MediaCity
Apartments | Salford

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

Current Status: Under Construction

Nearest transport: Harbour City

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Old February 13th, 2016, 02:31 AM   #1590
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*Super sexy* new render of Urban & Civic's Princess/Whitworth scheme has been released:

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Old February 13th, 2016, 05:44 AM   #1591
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That is the best building in Manchester. Wow.

Game over. Build not one more.
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Old February 13th, 2016, 11:21 AM   #1592
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That is the best building in Manchester. Wow.

Game over. Build not one more.
It's a better render of a building you can see in pretty much any thread on here recently.

Edit: Pretty sure you must be joking so that's gone right over my head

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Old February 14th, 2016, 08:12 AM   #1593
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No joke. Matches current street form, then step back to go higher, with terraces.

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Old February 17th, 2016, 02:33 PM   #1594
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When is One Spinningfields gonna be ready to occupy?
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Old February 17th, 2016, 06:39 PM   #1595
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Just got a train into Oxford Road from the west, and the number and scale of projects we passed was immense.

Within the space of two minutes we passed by Wilburn Street, One Regent, the Ordsall Chord site, One Spinningfields and XYZ, and then parked up underneath Cambridge Street. I then walked to work past a continuous line of buslane/ tram works and 2 St Peters Square and an office refurb on Moseley Street. Madness!
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PJH - we should start running tours!
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Old February 18th, 2016, 06:16 PM   #1597
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One Spinningfields
Offices | City Zone

Floors: 24 | Office Space: 300,000sqft | Developer: Allied London | Height: 92m

Current Status: Under Construction

Nearest transport: Salford Central


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PJH - we should start running tours!
I'd be more than happy to do something similar in London.
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Old February 21st, 2016, 02:20 AM   #1599
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2 St Peter's Square
Office | City Zone

Floors: 12 | Architect: Ian Simpson | Developer: Fred Done Associates

Current Status: Under Construction

Nearest transport: St Peter's Square


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Circle Square Phase 1
Masterplan | City Zone

No. of student apartments: 716 | Developer: Bruntwood | Floors: 18, 14 & 12

Current Status: Groundworks

Nearest transport: Oxford Road


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Planning applications have been submitted now for the rest of the scheme (Phase 1 has started groundworks/early stages of construction already).

In this latest round of planning applications there is:

- Two new office blocks: 18 & 14 stories
- Two new 17 storey residential buildings
- A 36 storey residential building which will be over 100m+ in height
- A new public plaza/park in the middle

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17 storey and 36 storey tower



14 storey and 18 storey commercial (fronting Oxford Road)

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