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Old October 7th, 2016, 10:11 PM   #1
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Blossom Street | Great Ancoats Street | Ancoats | 8 fl | U/C

Architect: Tim Groom

Developer: Mulbury

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112256/FO/2016 | Erection of two x 8 storey buildings to form 145 residential apartments (Class C3a) with ground floor commercial uses (Use Class A1, A2, A3, A4, A5, B1 and / or D1) (594 sqm), car parking, boundary treatment, public realm works, access and servicing arrangements and other associated works following demolition of existing buildings | Land Bounded By Great Ancoats Street, Henry Street, Gun Street And Blossom Street Manchester M4 5AE




You can see from below that the number of windows fronting the new proposal has not changed just the design of the grid. Same number of floors too.





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Old October 7th, 2016, 10:17 PM   #2
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I like that.
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Old October 7th, 2016, 11:41 PM   #3
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Shame we lose the 'Ancoats Guardian' graffiti, but nice filler for GA St nontheless!
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Old October 8th, 2016, 12:22 AM   #4
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Yeah, it's good, but, no thanks! I'd much rather keep the substation. It's not that it's architecturally amazing (it isn't); it's just that it's the sort of building that could be turned into something with a social function. It looks large enough to be turned into a music/performance venue. Or, my favourite idea, a boutique cinema.
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And yet it hasn't.
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Old October 8th, 2016, 12:32 AM   #6
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Please, dear lord, let the above comment by pasmore be satire.
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Old October 8th, 2016, 01:59 AM   #7
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Looking at streetview you gotta admit it is one of the nicer looking substations of the world. Also it is a little surprising it hasn't been used for something yet.
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And the dense corridor of Ancoats Street continues to grow

This will look fantastic now that both sides of the street are bulking up with high quality midrise builds!

The floor - ceiling heights also look fairly reasonable judging by the renders.
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Old October 8th, 2016, 10:29 AM   #9
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That's 3 good additions rclose to each other. Just need to start building on the remaining car parks close by. And at Piccadilly Basin. Some work to do yet.
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Old October 8th, 2016, 05:56 PM   #10
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That's 3 good additions are close to each other. Just need to start building on the remaining car parks close by. And at Piccadilly Basin. Some work to do yet.
Yep and that big area of surface car parks, abandoned buildings and industrial units to the back of Ancoats which also seem right for redevelopment as the city centre expands outwards...

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Old October 8th, 2016, 09:30 PM   #11
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And yet it hasn't.
Because the area is only just starting to become properly populated and the HCA have kept hold of it for this kind of profit-making redevelopment.

There's no room for imaginative reuse in redevelopment/gentrification any more. (see also Smiths Arms, German Warehouses)
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No, I'm definitely not joking. My view is the same as Jonty_Man's; I'd also add that not only is the area now more viable for this sort of enterprise, but that the city as a whole is more confident than it's ever been, and thus has the confidence that were something tried, it is likely to be a success.

I suggested to Joe Hartley (the chief maker behind The Pilcrow) that his new company, Oh Ok Ltd, should try to build a cinema for their next venture, and that, if they do, they should try and build it in the North of the city, as nearly all (the Halle and Psappha notwithstanding) the cultural infrastructure is in the south of the city.

Though Joe and his company might not be the people to do it, someone could attempt something imaginative with that building. There's plenty of virgin land around New Cross and Port Street that is but a skip and a jump away from here (though of course Mulbury don't necessarily own that land) which would be better placed for fine, well-built resi.

Also, let's not forget an argument that has been espoused time and again on this forum (most notably when talking about Ancoats): mainly that 'a conservation area' is not just about maintaining what is listed in an area - after all, the law does that -- but about protecting what is (broadly) special about that area; what gives it it's unique, historical, interest. And I believe this substation, plain as it is, is part of what gives this area it's unique feel. So many of the original buildings have been lost down GAS - let's not lose more.
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Old October 8th, 2016, 10:39 PM   #13
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Pasmore - exactly.

Mulbury don't own this site (or at least not all of it). Seems to be some process at the moment through which developers lease sites from the HCA until they secure planning and funding.

Bizarrely, the D&A statement itself talks about the value of non-listed buildings in the character of a conservation area, seemingly in denial of the demolition of this 1927 building on the site.

Besides, the flats are too small. The Manchester Residential Design Guidance endorses national space standards - 50sqm for a 1 bed flat (for 2 people). Unless they're going to enforce a single person policy, these flats are 9sqm too small.
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looks great, build asap!
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Old October 10th, 2016, 03:08 PM   #15
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Mulbury have posted different images on their press release so I'm unsure which one is correct. I guess the design which has gone in for planning?

http://www.mulbury.co.uk/project/blossom-street/
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Old October 10th, 2016, 04:12 PM   #16
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They are swanky
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Old October 10th, 2016, 04:46 PM   #17
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Was just thinking I love the look of this.. then the distinctly more pedestrian render was posted... please be the first one!!!
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Old October 10th, 2016, 05:45 PM   #18
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Confirmation from the developer that the second images are correct
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Old October 10th, 2016, 06:14 PM   #19
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I really like this.
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Old October 10th, 2016, 06:16 PM   #20
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Which design?
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