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Old August 2nd, 2016, 01:14 AM   #1161
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the nq feels like a living breathing functioning part of the city , the residents, going for morning cappucino perhaps, visitors wanting some alternative or even tradtional shopping , and bars getting ready for thre day

didnt get this impression of call lane, just a stretch of bars that had seen a bit of parting during the night , just like king street wigan
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Old August 5th, 2016, 05:15 PM   #1162
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Yeah I always find this comparison weird, call lane has more in common with the printworks than the northern quarter tbh.
Sorry, i just don't get all the fuss about the northern quarter. I mean, I like all the independent shops, but the place just looks like a shit hole. A bunch of back streets and derelict buildings, toilets and car parks etc.

I find it ugly.
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Old August 5th, 2016, 05:35 PM   #1163
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Sorry, i just don't get all the fuss about the northern quarter. I mean, I like all the independent shops, but the place just looks like a shit hole. A bunch of back streets and derelict buildings, toilets and car parks etc.

I find it ugly.
I think it's beautiful and a refreshing change from the sterile look
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Old August 5th, 2016, 05:57 PM   #1164
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I guess daft Darth prefers the sterile corporate look of places like the death star Trafford Centre
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Old August 5th, 2016, 06:26 PM   #1165
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Darthvader, just out of curiosity, what is your opinion of backstreets of Brooklyn/parts of Manhattan with its redbrick and external fire escapes or Naples' side streets and alleys with its crumbling balconies and washing lines? Do you think the same about them?
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Old August 5th, 2016, 07:14 PM   #1166
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the NQ is cool, those buildings could be new york or boston

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Old August 6th, 2016, 11:26 PM   #1167
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So to reply to the last 3 comments.
a) No I dont like the Arndale but do like the trafford centre.
b) No I dont like those New York buildings you refer to, but New York has beautiful street planning and city scape, wide roads and tall majestic buildings. So at least there is some style to even its worst parts.
c) Those pictures above are of of some of the lovely old buildings in the quarter (and there are plenty), however it has been cropped. A large portion of it is unattractive and in need of a clean up, trees and a decent square. Plus there are parts where there are no buildings there at all. Just derelict space. It just looks bland overall but has potential if they did as I suggested.
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Old August 7th, 2016, 01:54 PM   #1168
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Has anyone compiled a list of the very great NQ buildings? If not, I'll kick things off by nominating a few that come to my mind:

1) Sevendale House:



2) Langley Buildings:



3) Former Wholesale Fish Market


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Old August 8th, 2016, 11:25 PM   #1169
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I think it's beautiful and a refreshing change from the sterile look
Me too =)
Old beautiful buildings - a bit like Boston or NY
Much better than glass and steel.
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Old August 13th, 2016, 07:12 PM   #1170
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NCP won't get rid of the Multi Storey. It would be a massive loss to them and the residents of the NQ.
NCP only lease the land from the council, plans went in a few years ago for this site but the developer had forgotten to put in provision to remove the 'bridge' that runs from the car park to the flats (near Simple) apparently within the next 10 years the site will be developed. Have you not noticed a lot of new plans don't include car park space, it gets them massive brownie points with the council if they are seen as being more sustainable.
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Old August 16th, 2016, 04:10 PM   #1171
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Some temporary barriers have gone up around this a site in the last week. No other signs of activity yet.
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Old August 21st, 2016, 05:42 AM   #1172
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Anything's better than a zombie spot, and that's not too bad either.
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Old August 26th, 2016, 10:00 AM   #1173
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Some temporary barriers have gone up around this a site in the last week. No other signs of activity yet.
Ground testing rig on site now. Maybe time for a new thread (if there isn't one already) as construction is looking increasingly likely.
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Old October 11th, 2016, 10:53 AM   #1174
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BOOM!!

https://www.placenorthwest.co.uk/new...-done-project/

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Northern Quarter resi boom continues with latest Done project

A joint venture between Betfred founder Fred Done’s development company Salboy and Factory Estates has submitted a planning application for 183 flats in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

The site, currently used as a surface level car park, will be redeveloped into a block of up to nine storeys, totalling 183 apartments with four ground floor commercial units and rooftop gardens.

The scheme by the Tibst joint venture has been branded Citu NQ. The architect is IDP Group Architects, based in the Northern Quarter.

Once complete the residential units will be available for open market sale.

Euan Kellie Property Solutions is advising the joint venture, known as Tibst, on the planning application.

Subject to planning approval the development is due to start on site in the first half of 2017.

Ellie Philcox of Euan Kellie Property Solutions, said: “The Tib Street site is only one of the few within the Northern Quarter which remains underutilised, and the proposed development will realise the full potential of this site and provide new homes, as well as commercial space to support the continued regeneration of this part of the city centre.”

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Old October 11th, 2016, 11:13 AM   #1175
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Get in!

Get all the way in!!!!
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Old October 11th, 2016, 11:14 AM   #1176
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Looks like the dreadful car park is finally going.

Place North West

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A joint venture between Betfred founder Fred Done’s development company Salboy and Factory Estates has submitted a planning application for 183 flats in Manchester’s Northern Quarter.

The site, currently used as a surface level car park, will be redeveloped into a block of up to nine storeys, totalling 183 apartments with four ground floor commercial units and rooftop gardens.

The scheme by the Tibst joint venture has been branded Citu NQ. The architect is IDP Group Architects, based in the Northern Quarter.
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Old October 11th, 2016, 11:15 AM   #1177
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Worth posting twice.
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Old October 11th, 2016, 11:16 AM   #1178
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Fantastic, good to see this area getting some attention it's beginning to look very tired. There's also rumours that that turdy office block opposite the Arndale is to be redeveloped so combined with this it finally looks like the retail district might be getting some attention!
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Old October 11th, 2016, 11:30 AM   #1179
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Hopefully that sculpture on the corner of the car park outside afflecks can be moved somewhere nearby. Would be a shame to lose it.
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Old October 11th, 2016, 11:34 AM   #1180
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I always hoped that would end up as a public square of some sort
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