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Old May 28th, 2008, 09:32 PM   #41
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Think us Brummies can stay out of this one for a while
Molly's face begins falling apart on hearing the news of the first cancellation in Birmingham. (think about it)

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Old May 28th, 2008, 10:27 PM   #42
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He's a Martian, Who likes eating mice?

OH I GET IT!

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Old May 28th, 2008, 10:28 PM   #43
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A ray of hope and sunshine on a wet and grey day in Manc. No mention of Cippers Quay or Whitworth Street West. Dylan Harvey may have bought a large percentage or all of the Clippers Quay units from what I've read, so it's not really Ask's project anymore. (guessing)

From Crains.

Ask Developments shareholder pours in £20m
By Simon Binns


Ask Developments, a Manchester based developer, has announced that existing shareholder Morgan Stanley Real Estate has made a further capital injection of £20m into the company, taking its total commitment to over £40m.

The money will allow Ask to continue with its portfolio of projects and “secure an immediate commitment to over 500,000 sq ft of commercial and retail floor space unlocking an end value of over £175m from the schemes in Urmston and Bury town centres and the substantial first phase at Ask's flagship First Street project in Manchester City Centre (formerly known as Central Spine),” according to a statement.

Ken Knott, Ask Developments chief executive, said: "This is an important vote of confidence in the company in what are currently challenging economic conditions and it is testimony to the inherent quality of our portfolio and its capacity to deliver excellent returns.”

A spokesman for Ask confirmed that the money was a further investment in the company and not specifically for the First Street site.
Keep your good Manchester news out of this one please, you have hundreds of threads in the Manchester forum to post nice things .... leave this one for us manic depressives!!!
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Old May 28th, 2008, 11:23 PM   #44
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On the Snow Hill site in Birmingham, there are diggers, cranes, concrete, etc, but the 84 metre 5 Star hotel is not yet under construction, though I'm sure it is imminent.

Can you tell me, what else is being constructed on the Piccadilly site next to the proposed tower?
FLD2 Buildings have a habit of falling down without foundations, so when foundations start a building is technically & legally under construction.

This argument about when a building counts as under construction has filled pages on the London threads.

Some of the jobs are blured by concurrent demolition and foundation works.

Once work starts on foundations (which are an integral part of a building ) it is under construction. By the time it gets to showing above the fence 1/3 of the money may have been spent !!!

Try telling the man from the HSE you are not building when they ask to see all the documentation like a "Construction Health and Safety plan", Method Statements, Risk Assesments etc.

And the developer has to have it all inplace as well, prior to starting on site. Saying its just abit of prep work will not work.

Lots of men in Hard hats, Big machines, Cabins, Concrete etc = Construction Site + Building work.
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Old May 28th, 2008, 11:26 PM   #45
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So in your expert view, cough, are they building Piccadilly Tower now, or just leveling the ground, with the possibility of buggering off for a while?
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Old May 29th, 2008, 01:18 AM   #46
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they're building a public car park, where all the ticket fees will be used to fund the start of construction in 2047


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Old May 29th, 2008, 01:21 AM   #47
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i was thinking the same
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Old May 31st, 2008, 04:01 PM   #48
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Lol Wiggley that is mean.
Hopefully things are just temporary though otherwise it could be a dissapointing few years.
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Is that tumbleweed I see rolling across the sites of V, Piccadilly & Lumiere?!?!?
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Well, theres not been any pics of the Lumiere site on the thread for the best part of a month, so I assume so...

(and if that don't get em taking pics...)
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nah, its shot up already!

[img]http://*************************/leeds/jpgs/lumiere_iansimpson_170107.jpg[/img]
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Old June 1st, 2008, 02:01 AM   #52
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I hope it doesn't get canned, it looks awesome
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Hope they all do ... in our life times, Wiggley!
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nah, its shot up already!

[img]http://*************************/leeds/jpgs/lumiere_iansimpson_170107.jpg[/img]


Hmm.. Dosn't look a patch on the renders. I blame the Value engineering on the cladding.
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The real danger is Birmingham, Leeds & Manchester get second rate 100 metre towers as developers get cold feet, in their panic to at least put something up to get some return on their investments .... that would be more disasterous than waiting another 2 years for construction to start on what is planned for these sites now.
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Is'nt that what is already happening in leeds or have I confused the last image I saw for Benidorm?

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Old June 1st, 2008, 01:39 PM   #58
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Opal and The Plaza are of a different type to BWP; they are student buildings that aren't really going to be affected by the residential market. As long as there are 2 large universities and several other colleges they will do well. Opal has been in the pipeline since 2003.
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Just a look at Appartment Prices in our regional cities, from the latest BBC price watch.


city, % chane in the last 12 months, avg price

Leeds, +1%, 146k
Brum, -3.3%, 128k
Sheff, -4.7%, 121k
Manc, -12.5%, 149k
Livpl, -19%, 123k

I was very shocked to see how liverpool flat prices have dropped by nearly 20% in the last year. I also thought Leeds flat market was in the worst state but it seems its the better out of a bad bunch.
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I was very shocked to see how liverpool flat prices have dropped by nearly 20% in the last year. I also thought Leeds flat market was in the worst state but it seems its the better out of a bad bunch.


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So fucking typical.. and u wonder why your all wallowing in famine, decay, and chronic deprivation, and why tens of thousands of people are fleeing merseyside annually


maybe because of the famine.
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