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Old July 21st, 2016, 12:49 PM   #181
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I know this isn't strictly Victoria related but it has been discussed on here a few times. Today I noticed activity on the NOMA site by the old Long Millgate Post Office and City Buildings. Electricity North West and Bowmer and Kirkland had staff on site.

Electricity Northwest seemed to be working in front of the Post Office doorway and the door into the building was open.

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Blue mesh netting was being erected across the fencing at the station end.

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Could be that work is about to start at last. Could we be about to lose the carbuncle? Paul Sidorczuk will be pleased if so.

Looks like this is a goer
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Old July 21st, 2016, 02:46 PM   #182
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Maybe disconnecting the power and making it safe prior to demolition?
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Old July 21st, 2016, 08:53 PM   #183
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AOC Demolition on site today. Bowmer and Kirkland construction signs around the site. After five years hopefully somethings happening.
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Old July 22nd, 2016, 06:58 PM   #184
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Digger on site today, with any luck it should be flattened in a week.
RIP Chico's Bossa Nova club, showing my age now.
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Old July 22nd, 2016, 07:06 PM   #185
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5 years? It must of been empty for at least 16!

Ready to drop!!





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Old July 23rd, 2016, 01:13 PM   #186
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In a little over two hours the giant muncher has reduced the old post office to rubble. Already looks strange walking down Balloon St and seeing a different horizon.

So long old post office you wont be missed!
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Old July 23rd, 2016, 01:32 PM   #187
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Yep they're not hanging around! The site is a hive of activity
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Old July 23rd, 2016, 01:37 PM   #188
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In a little over two hours the giant muncher has reduced the old post office to rubble. Already looks strange walking down Balloon St and seeing a different horizon.

So long old post office you wont be missed!
Thank God.
After countless visits to Manchester via Victoria going back many years the prospect of not having to shut my eyes whilst passing the dilapidated boarded up eyesores is a relief'
How we managed to retain for so long this grot for all the passengers through Victoria to see on their arrival is a mystery to me.
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Old July 23rd, 2016, 01:38 PM   #189
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A reminder of what we're getting

Hotel Indigo | Victoria
Hotel | City Zone

Thread: https://www.skyscrapercity.com/showth...#post134274689

  • Address: Todd St/Corporation St Corner, Victoria, City Zone M4

  • Height: 46m

  • Floors: 14

  • Number of hotel rooms: 187

  • Developer: Hotel Indigo

Current status: Groundworks

Nearest transport: Victoria


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Old July 23rd, 2016, 02:32 PM   #190
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End of part of my life really, used to work in Hanover building for nearly 30 years
then visit chippy, newsagent, post office and barbers all in that corner plot,
and then to cap it a couple of years ago girl stopped me in Tescos Handforth and said
I used to cut your hair in the barbers by Victoria station about 20 years ago and we then spent about 30 mins talking about the building and it all flooded back. Happy days
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Old July 23rd, 2016, 07:09 PM   #191
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That four lane tram track in Vdb's image posted two above, will also add to th vibrancy around the revamped Victoria. To think NoMa, Indigo and the Fishdock will all be here c.2020 (all being well), this area will have been comprehensively transform within a decade.

Of course New Cross and the Medieval Quarter on to Grengate will really continue this wholesale revamp.

Adding to Another Chaps retrospective recollections, I remember parking on the surface car park where Urbis is, as I'm sure others of you will. Different city....
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Old July 23rd, 2016, 07:23 PM   #192
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Adding to Another Chaps retrospective recollections, I remember parking on the surface car park where Urbis is, as I'm sure others of you will. Different city....

It was just gravel wasn't it? I recall a low wall from the demolished building along part of the street.

Awful. No printworks, piss-stained ramp up to the arndale and a neglected corn exchange. I remember loads of traffic on the old road alignment between chets and the cathedral.
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Old July 23rd, 2016, 11:46 PM   #193
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Well this demolition hasn't gone down well in some quarters.
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Old July 24th, 2016, 03:21 AM   #194
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It was once the mistress' house and entrance to the Manchester Collegiate Church Female Charity School; as an early girls' school, this is historically significant. This, and the neighbouring Manchester Collegiate Church Boys' School, Chetham's Hospital, and Manchester Grammar School would have been one of the finest complexes of secondary education in the country, I think.

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Old July 24th, 2016, 05:26 PM   #195
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I know js has nothing to with it but he was extremely confident bordering on arrogant that this was starting many months ago. Just thought the man in the know could give us an update.
I stated 2CC and Victoria station renovation works were the obstacles to construction commencing. Now they have been recently completed progress can now be made as I stated 2 years ago.
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Old July 24th, 2016, 06:31 PM   #196
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I stated 2CC and Victoria station renovation works were the obstacles to construction commencing. Now they have been recently completed progress can now be made as I stated 2 years ago.
The delay was actually down to funding but you can have it if you like js
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Old July 26th, 2016, 12:49 AM   #197
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Fantastic location for a hotel, I'm sure it will do really well here!
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Old July 26th, 2016, 11:29 AM   #198
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Pity it's not a lot taller - like a landmark for the station.

'scuse me, where's Victoria station? - see that tall building? - yeah - just next to that.'
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Old July 26th, 2016, 12:21 PM   #199
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I always say "follow the tram tracks".

"Scuse me, where's Piccadilly?"

"Follow the tram tracks - and when you end up in a tunnel with a platform to your left and a tram approaching you from the front, you've gone too far"
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Looks like this is a goer
That cooperative building is nice though - i like it
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