rubbish that! i think they are trying to do it on the cheap!
Sixtwo helped developers Capital and Centric and Henry Boot be selected to develop the old MMU Aytoun Street Campus in Manchester City Centre. The scheme involves the refurbishment of the listed Minto & Turner and Minshull House buildings alongside new hotel, commercial and residential developments.
The concept for development is based on a series of linked courtyards, with the largest square proposed as a new leisure destination for Manchester.
As part of the bid, Sixtwo also chaired a workshop with Manchester University as part on an ideas competition.
http://www.egi.co.uk/news/henry-boot-jv-kicks-off-175m-manchester-resi/Plans for the first phase of the 250,000 sq ft project include 400 flats and a pair of hotels comprising at least 150 bedrooms each.
The flats will be built in two towers of up to 15 storeys.
Framework area:The SRF focuses around the delivery of a mix of uses including residential and leisure (including hotel and apart hotel uses) together with workspace and complementary ground floor retail activity which will provide amenities for visitors to, and occupiers of this site.
Aytoun Street campus plans unveiled
Capital & Centric and Henry Boot Developments have submitted a strategic regeneration framework to Manchester City Council outlining their plans for the 450,000 sq ft Aytoun Street Campus site.
The joint venture partners have agreed to purchase seven buildings from Manchester Metropolitan University, which vacated in 2012, on the 2.3-acre site.
The outline plans for the mixed-use development include refurbishing the grade II-listed mills Minto & Turner and Minshulls Mill. They're proposing a number of new buildings and the total project size is set to be around 450,000 sq ft, providing up to 500 new homes and two hotels.
The proposals will create a new city centre leisure hub of bars and restaurants too. The development value for the scheme is estimated to be in excess of £150m.
The new development scheme has been named Kampus.
The Minto & Turner building and Minshull House are suitable for sensitive conversion to a range of independent uses including workspace, gallery space, some leisure use including bars and restaurants, trading from 19th century listed warehouses, spilling out onto Little David Street.
Or scarier depending on how you look at him :nuts:The painting of the fellow in skinny jeans makes it somewhat less intimidating
John Cooper Clarke more like.That fellow is Ronnie Wood.
Looks like a great, sensitive development, I hope the illuminated K gets forgotten about though.
Could be great but yeah that 'K' is naff - keep it at the Kelloggs factory in Trafford Park where it belongs.Looks like a great, sensitive development, I hope the illuminated K gets forgotten about though.