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Crane Count

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I've listed everything I can remember, arranged roughly by area.

Southern City Centre
Beetham - 2
River City and surrounding projects - 4
St Georges - 3
Vie - 3
GN Tower - 2
Eagle Star House - 2
University Car Park Cambridge St - 2
MRI Superhospital - 5
Aurora - 1

Western City Centre/Greengate
CJC - 3
Spinningfields NCP - 1
Tempus - 1
Spectrum - 2
red ones near Spectrum - 2
John Rylands Library - 1
GMEN - 1
Rosetti Phase Two - 1

Northern City Centre/Piccadilly
Skyline Central - 3
Site next to Skyline Central - 2
Royal Mills/surrounds - 3
Piccadilly Place - 4
Green Quarter - 1
Issa Quay - 1
Piccadilly Car Park - 1
IVLA? - 1
Next to Ovale - 1

Salford Quays
Old Trafford - 2
NV Towers - 1
Citylofts - 2

This gives us 49 in town and 56 including the quays. Phenomenal.

A few more than this I'm sure, what are they people?

Ones to expect soon:

3 & 4 Hardman Square
Chancery Place
Probably a new Green Quarter one for Jefferson Place
Erie Basin Tower
40 Spring Gardens
More at spectrum
Sarah Tower perhaps
Pall Mall
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If a graph goes below zero then i start to consider my scales.
Mixed feelings about setting new records, I remember back in the day, the boom years and then the crash. I cannot see another crash but... glass half full.
Did anybody ask him if he was skiing in the South of France? ;)
Hmm, can one complain that the skyline is being ruined, like by the hand of a child's crayon, by dozens of multi-coloured little boy meccano structures?

I for one am going to complain to some persons in authority to have them all removed, immediately.
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So the graph says 3 years of 50+ cranes before a bust. Not much data history but 3 more years of boom would be great for the skyline.
The national press may care to mention the investment boom that is dominating the regional scene?
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Brum has half as many as Manc and with the airport....

Hey guys,

So I took the liberty and updated the crane count. It may have some inaccuracies but it's a good starting point.

Outside of the city centre, I'm aware of two cranes in Selly Oak and one in Moseley. I didn't include any cranes in Solihull or Black Country (Apart from the hospital which technically is in Smethwick..)

By the way, in doing this the Birmingham Interactive Map was of a tremendous help, and so one more time, thank you and bravo for putting that together, it's an absolutely amazing tool!

Here's the list

The Bank - 1
3 Arena Central - 2
Dandara towers - 2
1 Chamberlain Square - 1
2 Chamberlain Square - 2
Echange Square Phase1 - 2
3 Snow Hill - 3
Guilder's Yard - 1
Bagot St - 1
Primark - 1
St Anne's - 1
Granville Lofts - 1
Midland Metropolitan Hospital - 6
UCB Holland Street George St - 1
Tennant Street - 1
Unite the Union HQ - 1
Staniforth House - 1
Globeworks - 1
Moseley Central - 1
Selly Oak Student Accommodation - 2

So that makes 32 cranes in total

Is there something better to do on a Friday night than updating a crane count? I don't think so :lol::cheers:
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Dublin had a crane count of 93 across the city centre in September.

It's constructing one third the number of residential units of what Manchester is constructing yet at the same time building 3 times the amount of office space.

Can you send some of your house and apartment builders over here please?
There does appear to be a lag in office construction in Manchester, despite record uptake and increasing price per sq m

3.8m sq feet for Dublin.... ahh to be a capital city!

Could Manchester get to 2msq ft per annum over the coming years?
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Better than the entire US of A?

Seattle has more than twice as many cranes as any city other than Chicago (which was second with 40) or Los Angeles (which has 36). Portland lost a couple of cranes but still moved up to fourth, with 30. In the last report in January, Chicago, Los Angeles and Denver had been tied for second, with 36 each.
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Not really true. Poznan has 115, Wroclaw 207 with Krakow and Warsaw even more. :cheers:
City Centre or conurbation wide?
I think the guys in the Polish forum count it based on the official city boundary.
Still great numbers... I know in places like Spain, on the Costa's they use cranes for even two/three storey projects so it all depends but GM would not get close to 117 in total no matter what.

Can we go off floor counts on buildings over 50m? :lol:
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Tbere's 6 at MCR Airport. Think it's 6. There's 2 in the Cheadle area. As for the rest of Manchester, who knows. Gtr Manchester could well have between 80-90 cranes spread across the city. The Polish love building.
Airport is down to one fixed and one massive mobile one, certainly not the 6 fixed I have seen previously.... I don't think they moved out of sight for, say, the pier itself.
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Interesting. It would be surprising for 3 Polish cities to be out performing all US cities. We know Manchester was doing well on that metric but ....
Just got back from Lyon.

As we circled Manchester for an age, you could clearly see all red crane lights spread across the city centre. Especially the cluster of cranes at Circle Square. No picture.
Yeah, sorry about that, a bit petty, but I did ask them to take the piss and make you do a few laps. The diversion request failed then?
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No mistake their, United colours for the cranes overlooking OT. Nice touch.
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fallen to 75 and people are worried, still double anywhere outside London!
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I know we were all optomistic but I do believe the COVID-19 impact is starting to appear. There was always going to be a lag. Somebody has to pay for the £3-500bn virus.
85 cranes down to 35. I hope I am wrong but in 12months time I doubt we will have much more than that and probably less.
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30 cranes is still really high for UK regional standards and we all know the pipeline is impressive. Incredible really, compare this with 2008, which was a huge recession!
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