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Old April 21st, 2016, 06:23 PM   #1761
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Union St | New Islington
Apartments | City Zone

Floors: 8, 9 & 10 | No. of apartments: 302 | Developer: Manchester Life

Current Status: Under Construction

Nearest transport: New Islington

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post128675288






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Old April 21st, 2016, 07:02 PM   #1762
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Do we know when we're gonna see renders for Manchester's HS2 station by any chance?
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Old April 21st, 2016, 07:07 PM   #1763
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  • Address: 2 Union St, Northern Quarter, City Zone Manchester M2

  • Architect: NC Homes

  • Floors: 7-10

  • Number of apartments: 40

  • Developer: Red Lion St Ltd

Current status: Planning application submitted

Nearest transport: Piccadilly Gardens






New apartment block launched in the Northern Quarter today:

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Old April 21st, 2016, 07:16 PM   #1764
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Do we know when we're gonna see renders for Manchester's HS2 station by any chance?
We've seen a few indicative renders but nothing solid just yet....

Bennetts associate's plans feature a "grand entrance" to the station off Piccadilly which involves the demolition of Gateway House.










ARUP released their plans more recently, scrapping the demolition of Gateway House in favour of a more "permeable" Piccadilly station, opening up the undercroft rail arches underneath the station to create a retail courtyard, with no "grand entrance" but rather multiple entrances which open up areas of the city which are currently blocked off by the monolithic station. I prefer these plans





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Old April 22nd, 2016, 11:26 AM   #1765
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Archaeological remains of a pub have been found whilst doing groundworks for an apartment block off Great Ancoats St.

The forgotten 200-year-old pub discovered under a Northern Quarter building site

Untouched bottles of brandy are among the haul from the former Astley Arms - which is set to be the site of a 13-storey building.




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A 200-year-old underground pub has been discovered in Manchester city centre - along with bottles of brandy.

Archaeologists made the discovery of untouched bottles of booze and personalised crockery containing the former landlord’s name.

The find came during work to prepare for the building of a 13-storey skyscraper on the corner of Port Street and Great Ancoats Street.

As part of the planning process, archaeologists had to be brought in to dig underneath the proposed site. They discovered the hidden pub and as well as the remains of several houses.

Personalised plates of the landlord Thomas Evans - who owned the Astley Arms pub in 1821 - were recovered alongside including keys, pots for quills and pipes.



Some of the finds on the building site: From left, a stoneware bottle from J Moorhouse & Co, Hulme; a crockery set bearing the name of the Astley Arms and its first landlord, Thomas Evans; a glass bottle with the logo of a workman's arm




Builders say they are stunned to discover the buildings dating back to the early 1800s, just a few years after Napoleon’s forces had swept Europe and when Manchester was still a modest market town.

James Alderson, site developer of Mulberry City which is carrying out the build, told the M.E.N.: “A lot of bottles have been found, maybe around 20. And three or four of them are full of brandy.

“We opened the cork on a few and you can still smell it.

“It’s amazing knowing there’s so much history at this site and it’s really exciting.

“I never expected this kind of thing to be found but we are really fascinated by it all.



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Old April 24th, 2016, 11:08 PM   #1766
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Apartments | Trafford

Floors: 12 | No. of apartments: 89 | Developer: North Point Global

Current status: Planning application submitted

Nearest transport: Trafford Bar

Website: http://www.phd1construction.com/project/warwick-road/




Element is now 85% sold out.

Should be gaining approval from Trafford Council soon.


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http://www.northpointglobal.co.uk/project/the-element/

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Old April 25th, 2016, 03:13 PM   #1767
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Floors: 7/9 | No. of bedrooms: 221 | Architect: Tim Groom

Current status: Planning application submitted

Nearest transport: Victoria

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Old April 26th, 2016, 12:57 PM   #1768
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Floors: 24 | Office Space: 300,000sqft | Developer: Allied London | Height: 92m

Current Status: Under Construction

Nearest transport: Salford Central


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Old April 26th, 2016, 07:59 PM   #1769
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101 Embankment this afternoon...

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Old April 26th, 2016, 09:13 PM   #1770
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Thanks Jonesy - you been in Manchester today?
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Yes, I was working out of our Manchester office today. Very weird weather even for Mancunian standards, nice sunshine quite warm in the morning, then freezing hail storm, then nice again!

Lots of Real Madrid fans in the pubs and bars today, they were singing in Sinclair's Oyster bar at lunchtime, by the time I finished work they were all over the place, mostly colonising the Wetherspoons around the city centre.
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Old April 26th, 2016, 11:02 PM   #1772
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Same weather here in Newcastle today as well - except it snowed for about an hour as well.

Swear somebody has broken the UK weather machine!!!
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Old April 27th, 2016, 05:34 PM   #1773
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Is this near Salford quays, I hope it is, otherwise it's another wasted tower that won't improve the skyline at all. There is a very simple concept, yet it appears to be so difficult for out planners to grasp, that you put your towers TOGETHER, in a CLUSTER to make what's called a SKYLINE. Random towers spread miles apart is the reason our regional cities have embarrassing skylines. Does this lack of planning foresight and city structuring never get talked about by urban planners.
It's an absurdity to think these things aren't discussed, planed or organised. Our regional skylines show that this is clearly the case and there is no planning, structure or logic at all to our sorry bunch of city planners.
Sorry for the rant but the way local city authorities seem to intentionally place our towers as far away as possible from other towers, isolated, this nonsensical disaster can't really be explained other than that the local authorities deliberately goes around making sure that no clusters or skylines ever form, so our cities remain looking a joke, it's bizarre
There's nothing 'embarrassing' about Manchester's skyline or its approach to locating tall buildings. Embarrassing would be losing the integrity of the very successful and attractive historic centre to make way for towers there. That's what you get in China - a situation they will begin to heavily regret very soon.

Manchester has an amazing density of fine grained complex buildings in the city centre which give it it's intensity. It's something to be worked with. Locating tall buildings at key public transport locations and away from the historic core is good planning. The skyline that results is broad, complex and beautiful.
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Old April 27th, 2016, 11:37 PM   #1774
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Sigh, I'm talking about placing tall buildings next to the other, all ready existing, tall buildings, thereby preserving the historical core, instead of having randomly placed, isolated towers, all over the place interupting views from every angle, whilst also managing to not produce a coherent skyline.

As for your "The skyline that results" comment, lol, the skyline that results is not a skyline, thats tge problem. How great would Manchester look if all its tall buildings were clustered around the beetham.
We could have the best of both worlds, a preserved historic core and attractive modern skyline, instead we have the worst of both worlds, a compromised historic core and sparse incoherent skyline

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Manchester has a wonderful Victorian centre, have you actually been to Manchester???

We've just emerged from a 7 year recession .... Manchester, and all of the UK's core cities will be planning for the next 10 years, and Manchester posters have shown you on this link what is planned for the next few years and the city has some very exciting proposals, including some tall buildings.
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Sigh, I'm talking about placing tall buildings next to the other, all ready existing, tall buildings, thereby preserving the historical core, instead of having randomly placed, isolated towers, all over the place interupting views from every angle, whilst also managing to not produce a coherent skyline.

As for your "The skyline that results" comment, lol, the skyline that results is not a skyline, thats tge problem. How great would Manchester look if all its tall buildings were clustered around the beetham.
We could have the best of both worlds, a preserved historic core and attractive modern skyline, instead we have the worst of both worlds, a compromised historic core and sparse incoherent skyline
Stop that.

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Time permitting Tomorrow, I will explain it to you.

You will get your clusters. But you will also get an explained Council policy on tall buildings/towers.
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Landmark | Peterloo
Offices | City Zone

Floors: 14 | Office space: 178,000sqft | Developer: Castlebrooke

Current status: Pre Planning

Nearest transport: St Peter's Square

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...307888&page=26




Looks like something might be happening here. Civstu is 'inside' the company who own the site, and he has this to say:

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To keep you guys updated - This is now very much full steam ahead. Construction is due to commence in January. Demolition is due to start within the next few months. The current building is an asbestos showcase, so demolition is expected to take a considerable amount of time.

The 'current building' is the old Odeon Cinema. Its interior was destroyed intentionally by the owners some 10 years ago now, so that they could sell it on as a development site rather than as a listed building. With the (beautiful) interior destroyed it's a pretty worthless building:

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Acres: 4.5 | Developer: Manchester University | Landscape Architect: Planit-IE

Current status: Planning application submitted

Nearest transport: Oxford Road

Thread: http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=249666





Planning application has now been submitted for a new park in front of Manchester University. The park will be created by closing off a road.



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The new park will provide vistas of this building, at Manchester University:

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