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Architect: Hodder + Partners

Developer: Balfour Beatty

112015/FO/2016/N1 | Erection of a part 10, part 8 storey block and a part 8, part 6 storey block to form 274 residential apartments in total together with ground floor commercial units facing Oldham Road (342 sqm) (Use Class A1, A2, A3 and B1) with associated car parking, hard and soft landscaping, new public realm following the closure of Goulden Street and other associated works following demolition of existing buildings | Land Bounded By Oldham Road, Marshall Street, Chadderton Street And Bendix Street Ancoats Manchester M4 5FR






































 

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Looks alright that, nothing special but I've seen worse. As an aside, I love the Wing Yip supermarket but it would be good if they reconfigured the layout of their store so the entrance was on Oldham Rd, with windows all along the ground floor at the front, it would dramatically improve the streetscape there.
 

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Has this changed then or is it the same design?

Plenty of interesting info in the Construction Phase plan. It's another precast build so should fly up once foundations are laid. I think the dates below are target completion dates opposed to start dates so the demolition of the garage and site prep should be imminent.

Detailed Description of the Project and Programme Details including Key Dates:

The New Cross Project consists of two blocks, A and B, of Private Rental Apartments of 8 and 10 storeys respectively. Both blocks have semi basement car parking. The foundations will consist of a mix of driven steel sheet piles as retention and bored piles supporting foundation loads.

The frame and facade of the buildings are formed using precast internal walls, floor slabs and external cladding sandwich panels. The external precast cladding will also have a high proportion of windows and doors prefixed to them off site.

Groundworks and piling – 08/05/18
Foundation – 11/07/18
Precast building (tower cranes) – 29/10/18
Fit out – 07/02/19

Watertight dates –

Block A – 11/10/19
Block B – 31/10/19

MEP – 07/03/19
Roofing – 03/07/19
Furniture – 10/01/20
Hard landscaping – 13/02/20
We can expect two more tower cranes with this one.

 

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Nothing special, but.......

Decent filler for a rundown part of the city centre.

These kind of basic apartment blocks are the kind of buildings that fill out many cities and capitals across Europe.

Much better than a ghost car park or a derelict site.
 

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Nothing special, but.......

Decent filler for a rundown part of the city centre.

These kind of basic apartment blocks are the kind of buildings that fill out many cities and capitals across Europe.

Much better than a ghost car park or a derelict site.
Exactly. The city here just ceases to exist, and it's a very disheartening sight coming out of the bustling Northern Quarter and being confronted by the sheer absence of anything here. These apartments (and the people that will live in them) are very welcome, much like the ones on Chapel Street that everyone else also seems to hate.
 

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