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Old April 17th, 2016, 10:22 PM   #1741
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So there's a unique situation applicable to British cities that other countries miraculously don't suffer from, sure
British cities have Victorian, Georgian and even further back, medieval 'hearts' and street patterns. You can't compare a traditional Victorian or medieval British city centre with say, a relatively modern US city or one of the newer Chinese city centres, or Dubai, etc, etc. What do you expect Manchester City Council to do .... demolish it's fantastic Town Hall & Central Library to make way for a couple of skyscrapers? Developers in British cities have to work with architecturally sensitive areas, to try and maintain some of the city's history and more importantly, it's identity and uniqueness .... which a lot of the cities being thrown up today do not have, unfortunately.
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Old April 18th, 2016, 01:41 AM   #1742
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So there's a unique situation applicable to British cities that other countries miraculously don't suffer from, sure
No, it's not unique at all, I can't think of many European cities knocking down central areas to build skyscrapers, they build then as and when plots come available.

The simple fact is that Manchester and other UK cities tend to have large areas surrounding the core city centre which are available for development due to deindustrialisation and those are the sites which have the greatest need for new projects.
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Old April 19th, 2016, 05:19 PM   #1743
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125 Deansgate | Spinningfields
Offices | City Zone

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post127157803

  • Address: 125 Deansgate, Spinningfields, City Zone Manchester M3

  • Architect: Glenn Howells

  • Floors: 12

  • Office Space: 113,500

  • Developer: Marcus Worthington

Current status: Planning application submitted

Nearest transport: Victoria







Demolition contract for Lincoln House to make way for 125 Deansgate has been awarded

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Old April 19th, 2016, 06:37 PM   #1744
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Apartments | Salford

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

Current Status: Under Construction

Nearest transport: Harbour City

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...=403150&page=8










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Old April 19th, 2016, 06:41 PM   #1745
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City Suites | Greengate
Apartments | Salford

Floors: 17 | No. of Apartments: 260 | Developer: Select Property Group

Current Status: Under Construction

Nearest transport: Salford Central


Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post120589071




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Old April 19th, 2016, 06:47 PM   #1746
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Wilburn Basin
Apartments | Salford

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

Current Status: Under Construction

Nearest transport: Salford Central


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





New renders have been released of Wilburn Basin:







The project is now listed on Rightmove with 3 bed apartments on offer for just over £365k.

Latest construction update was from Caiman last week:

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Old April 19th, 2016, 06:59 PM   #1747
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Old April 20th, 2016, 11:31 PM   #1748
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Old April 21st, 2016, 12:25 AM   #1749
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Crowne Plaza | Hulme
Hotel | City Zone

Floors: 20 | Hotel operator: Crowne Plaza | Developer: Manchester Business School

Current status: Under construction

Nearest transport: Oxford Road

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post130975375




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Old April 21st, 2016, 12:31 AM   #1750
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Circle Square
Masterplan | City Zone

Developer: Bruntwood | Floors: 12-36 | Office space: 390,000sqft
No. of apartments: 677 | Timescale: 2016-2025

Current Status: Phase 1 under construction

Nearest transport: Oxford Road

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post123105881








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Old April 21st, 2016, 12:37 AM   #1751
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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


Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post122223243






Progress update showing No1 Spinningfields is now up to the 4th floor:

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Old April 21st, 2016, 05:15 AM   #1752
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Is Manchester going to finally claim the Britain's Second City spot?
Seems like its getting more development than Birmingham.
Nothing against London, but Britain could use a alternative, adding competition, and being able to attract business elsewhere in the country.
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Old April 21st, 2016, 10:09 AM   #1753
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101 Embankment | Greengate
Offices | Salford

Floors: 10 | Office space: 196,000sqft | Developer: Ask

Current status: Under Construction

Nearest transport: Victoria

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=1440059




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Old April 21st, 2016, 10:10 AM   #1754
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Is Manchester going to finally claim the Britain's Second City spot?
Some would say we're already there
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Old April 21st, 2016, 02:48 PM   #1755
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Manchester is better than Birmingham from all aspects hands down! Birmingham is the ugliest city in England... it only now started catching up with the rest of the British cities in terms of construction and development. No matter if Bham has a higher population by a really narrow margin, Manchester IS the 2nd City that instantly comes to one's mind when referring to the subject - let alone it's outperforming Bham is almost all cases.
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Old April 21st, 2016, 03:10 PM   #1756
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Manchester forumers obsession with Birmingham always smacks of a little brother trying to beat its bigger sibling. Manchester and Birmingham are great cities that are quite different to each other and have positives and negatives, and could learn from each other. In terms of second city status then its either size (Birmingham) or political power (Edinburgh). Manchester is doing things other cities can only dream of, i wouldnt worry about second city status and focus on all the great developments in the city, and the areas in which the city needs to improve.
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Old April 21st, 2016, 03:36 PM   #1757
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Manchester forumers obsession with Birmingham always smacks of a little brother trying to beat its bigger sibling. Manchester and Birmingham are great cities that are quite different to each other and have positives and negatives, and could learn from each other. In terms of second city status then its either size (Birmingham) or political power (Edinburgh). Manchester is doing things other cities can only dream of, i wouldnt worry about second city status and focus on all the great developments in the city, and the areas in which the city needs to improve.
I think there's far too much going on in our city to be obsessing about others.

There is some vitriol between the cities, but there's no one set of forumers that are guiltier than others from what I've seen.

Time and time again the second city debate rears its ugly head, and time and time again I feel the need to point out that the second city argument hinges on individual peoples perceptions and opinions, there is no arbitrary way to prove it definitively (at least not one that's showing a clear leader at the moment). There is no plaque or official title to fight over, it's a pointless argument over who gets the equivalent of a silver medal.

Manchester is doing it's own thing at the moment, and it's doing it well. I'm happy enough with that, and I think most of the forumers are too. I personally don't get the sense there is any obsession with Birmingham or any of the other comparable cities.

P.S - I enjoy your contribution to the Best Modern European Skyline forum by the way, particularly the way you have been showcasing our regional cities recently. It's good to see us all represented
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Old April 21st, 2016, 04:56 PM   #1758
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Manchester forumers obsession with Birmingham always smacks of a little brother trying to beat its bigger sibling. Manchester and Birmingham are great cities that are quite different to each other and have positives and negatives, and could learn from each other. In terms of second city status then its either size (Birmingham) or political power (Edinburgh). Manchester is doing things other cities can only dream of, i wouldnt worry about second city status and focus on all the great developments in the city, and the areas in which the city needs to improve.
I think that the way the 'Greater Manchester' authority is being set up, the biggest airport in the UK outside of London, larger construction projects, more investment, larger cultural icons - in music, fashion, and sport, and much more says that Manchester will at some point become the Second City. To me, being able to vote for your own Major of Manchester - like the Major of London scheme - pretty much confirms it.

I like Birmingham and it's my second home but I can certainly see MCR pulling away with this one.
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Old April 21st, 2016, 06:11 PM   #1759
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One Regent | Castlefield
Apartments | City Zone

Floors: 28 | Cost: £30m | Apartments: 301 | Developer: Renaker

Current status: Under Construction

Nearest transport: Deansgate Castlefield:

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post129356158




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Old April 21st, 2016, 06:15 PM   #1760
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Too many pictures of sunny, blue skies in Manchester with these construction photo's.

They're a lie!!!

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