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2. Highrise List
3. Highrise Photo List
4. Rumours
5. Reclads & Refurbishments
6. Lowrise Photo List
7. Large Scale Developments
8. Recently Completed Highrises

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Councils:
Manchester City Council
Salford City Council
Trafford Borough Council
Tameside City Council
Bolton Borough Council
Bury Borough Council
Oldham Borough Council
Rochdale Borough Council
Stockport Borough Council
Wigan Borough Council

Media:
www.manchesteronline.co.uk - Comprehensive news & entertainment site

Development Agencies:
Greater Manchester Development Agency

Transport:
GMPTE
Metrolink

Miscellaneous:
http://www.manchester2002-uk.com/ - Useful guide site
GMR section of skyscapers.com
Manchester Skyscraperpage Diagram
Skyscrapernews
www.manchesteronline.co.uk/ewm - Hundreds of great photos
http://www.manchester.com/ - Useful guide site

Statistics

Existing Tallest

1. Beetham Tower - 171m - 50 floors
2. CIS Tower - 118m - 25 floors
3. Sunley Tower - 107m - 30 floors
4. Arndale Tower - 90m - 21 floors
5. Town Hall - 87m
6> Portland Tower - 80m - 21 floors
6> North Tower - 80m - 25 floors
8. Briar Hill Court - 75m - 25 floors
9> Palace Hotel - 66.2m
9> Sovereign Point - 66.2m - 20 floors
9> Stretford House - 66.2m - 25 floors


Tallest 2010?

1. Eastgate Tower - 188m - 60 floors
2. Quay Point Tower 1 - 175m* - 50 floors
3. Beetham Tower - 171m - 50 floors
4. 1 Hardman Square - 150m+ - 40+ floors
5. Crown Building - 131m - 44 floors
6. Central Spine Tower 1 – 130m* - 45 floors
7. Chapel Wharf Tower - 125m - 44 floors
8. CIS Tower - 118m - 25 floors
9. Central Spine Tower 2 – 115m* - 36 floors
10> Quay Point Tower 2 - 115m* - 35 floors
10> Quay Point Tower 3 - 115m* - 35 floors

Other contenders:

Crowngate Tower – 40+ floors
Greengate Tower


*Height currently unknown, height shown is an estimate calculated using the statistical average floor height for buildings of that type.

Under Construction (over 35m)

Beetham Tower - 171m - 50 floors
Civil Justice Centre - 80m - 17 floors
Great Northern Tower - 72m - 25 floors
Pall Mall Tower – 67m - 19 floors
Sarah Tower – 66m - 22 floors
Skyline Central- 21 floors
Erie Basin Tower - 21 floors
Jefferson Place - 21 floors
Citylofts Tower - 61m - 20 floors
3 Leftbank Apartments - 60m - 16 floors
2 Leftbank Apartments - 60m - 16 floors
Tempus Tower - 20 floors
3 Piccadilly Place - 15 floors
3 Hardman Square - 49m - 9 floors
St. Georges Tower 1 - 15 floors
Great Ancoats Street Tower - 14 floors
Spectrum Tower 1 - 14 floors
Spectrum Tower 2 - 14 floors
Plymouth Grove - 14 floors
Rosetti Place Phase 2 - 13 floors
The Bayley - 13 floors
City Inn Hotel, Piccadilly Place - 45m - 12 floors
GMPTE, Piccadilly Place - 40m - 9 floors
ISSA Quay - 12 floors
Vie - 12 floors
Spectrum Tower 3 - 12 floors
Spectrum Tower 4 - 12 floors
St. Georges Tower 2 - 12 floors
XQ7 - 12 floors
Barton Place - 38m - 10 floors
Masson Place - 38m - 10 floors
Spinningfields NCP - 37m



Approved(over 35m)

Eastgate Tower - 188m - 58 floors
Crown Building -131m - 44 floors
Harbour City Tower 1 - 94m - 29 floors
Harbour City Tower 2 - 94m - 29 floors
Harbour City Tower 3 - 76m - 22 floors
Harbour City Tower 4 - 76m - 22 floors
Mill 1- 21 floors
Mill 4 - 21 floors
ISIS Wharf Ancoats - 21 floors
Lee House - 69m - 17 floors
15-17 Windmill Street - 17 floors
Pomona Tower 1 - 16 floors
River Quarter Phase 2 - 16 floors
Pomona Tower 2 - 14 floors
Chancery Place - 14 floors
Pomona Tower 3 - 12 floors
ISIS Wharf Ancoats - 12 floors
Britton House - 38m - 10 floors
Budding View - 38m - 10 floors
6 Piccadilly Place - 35m - 11 floors


Pre Planning/Application Submitted

Quay Point Tower 1 170m-200m - 50 floors
1 Hardman Square - 150m-200m – 40-45 floors
Crowngate Tower – 40-50 floors
Central Spine Tower 1 - 44 floors
Central Spine Tower 2 - 36 floors
Quay Point Tower 2 - 35 floors
Quay Point Tower 3 - 35 floors
Chapel Wharf Tower 1 - 120m - 40 floors
Modus Tower - 32 floors
BSC Greengate Residential - 32 floors - 102m
Manchester House - 30+ floors
Central Spine Tower 3 - 30 floors
Oakglade Greengate Tower 1 - 30 floors
Middlewood Locks Tower 1 – 25-30 floors
Middlewood Locks Tower 2 – 25-30 floors
Middlewood Locks Tower 3 – 25-30 floors
Middlewood Locks Tower 4 – 25-30 floors
BSC Greengate Hotel - 30 floors - 88m
Victoria Warehouse Office - 21 floors
Ramada Tower - 26 floors
Oakglade Greengate Tower 2 - 25 floors
Quay Point Tower 4 - 25 floors
The Beacon - 24 floors
Central Spine Tower 4 - 23 floors
Clippers Quay Tower – 15-23 floors
Adelphi Street Tower 1 - 20 floors
Whitworth Street Tower - 20 floors
Chapel Wharf Tower 2 - 60m - 18 floors
Oakglade Greengate Tower 3 - 17 floors
Chester Road Tower - 16 floors
Adelphi Street Tower 2 - 16 floors
Dantzic Street Tower - 16 floors
2-4 Chester Road - 17 floors
Chapel Wharf Tower 3 - 49m - 17 floors
Chapel Wharf Tower 4 - 43m - 15 floors
Victoria Warehouse Hotel - 12 floors


Recently Completed

NV Tower 3 – 55m – 18 floors - 2005
NV Tower 2 - 55m - 18 floors - 2005
Citygate - 13 floors - 2005
Princess Street Apartments - 12 floors - 2005
Green Building - 12 floors - 2005
Edge B - 60m - 20 floors - 2005
Edge C - 60m - 20 floors - 2005
Melia House - 38m - 10 floors - 2005
Sovereign Point - 66m - 20 floors - 2005
NV Tower 1 - 55m - 18 floors - 2004
B of the Bang - 55m - 2004
The Bridge - 12 floors - 2004
Radisson FTH Hotel - 16 floors - 2004
1 Hardman Boulevard - 10 floors(approx 50m) - 2004
The Hacienda - 13 floors - 2004
1 Deansgate - 61m - 17 floors - 2002
1 Marsden Street - 53m - 12 floors - 2002
Imperial War Museum - 55m - 2002
Urbis - 35m - 2002




12*-19 floors 14 Recently Completed 18 Under construction 30 Proposed/Approved
20-29 floors 3 Recently Completed 4 Under construction 20 Proposed/Approved
30-40 floors 0 Recently Completed 0 Under construction 7 Proposed/Approved
41+ floors 0 Recently Completed 1 Under construction 3 Proposed/Approved
Totals 17 Recently Completed 23 Under construction 60 Proposed/Approved
*12 floors or over 35m.





Highrise Buildings


Beetham Tower
Aka. 301 Deansgate
Under Construction
Heights: 50 floors. 171m to blade, 157m to roof.
Dates: 2004-2006
Usage: Hotel and Residential/Office
Forum Thread: Beetham Tower
Links: Official Site
Notes: Will be new tallest in Manchester breaking the 44 year old CIS Tower’s record, and UK's tallest outside London. Will have UK's highest living space.
Made public on July 4th 2003 and approved by late October the same year. By time of approval 206/219 apartments had been sold. Top floor penthouse sold for record £3.5 Million to the architect, Ian Simpson.
A 12 story office tower will be built next to the main tower. Began construction in February 2004, completion is due August 2006.

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Greengate Tower
Pre Planing
Heights: -
Dates: -
Usage: Residential/Retail/Hotel
Links: Official Site
Notes: A series of designs have been out forward for this key site on the Salford side of the Irwell. 179m tall Canopus was rejected due to concerns with the design, however Salford Council are said to want a tall building on the site are in discussions with developers and planners.

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Eastgate Tower
Approved
Heights: 60 floors. 188m
Usage: Residential/Retail/Hotel
Forum Thread: Eastgate
Notes: New proposal, rumoured for some time. Consists of 60 storey tower on a site occupied by a car park on Store Street, close to Piccadilly Station. Will contain 250 hotel beds and 700 apartments, plus retail at base. Planning application APPROVED in March 2005

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Quay Point/Dock 9 Towers
Proposed
Heights: 50,35,35,25 floors.
Usage: Office/Residential/Retail
Forum Thread: n/k
Notes Designed by Fairhurst Architects. Will be built on a vacant 29.65 acre site at the end of Dock 9, Salford Quays. Will have 1 million sqft of office space, 50,000sqft of retail, a hotel, leisure centre and 800 residential units. Height estimates range from 170m-220m for the tallest tower. This proposal sits on the same site as the MediaCity:UK scheme.

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Hardman Square
Proposed - Will be submitted for P.P in 2005, 3 & 4 HS are under construction.
Heights: 1HS – 40+ floors. 3HS - 9 floors - 49m.
Dates: 2005-2007
Usage: Office/Hotel
Notes: Designed by Norman Foster, it is part of Allied London’s Spinningfields development. Project contains 4 buildings, 3 of which are highrise. The project will be built in phases. 3 Hardman Square recently aquired a 120,00sqft prelet from law company Halliwells, it started in Autumn 2005.

Latest renderings show that the project has been redesigned. 1&2 HS due to be submitted in late 2005 and will contain 500,000-600,000 sqft of space.

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Crown Building
Approved
Heights: 44 floors, 131m. Offices - 11 floors, 46m.
Usage: Residential/Office
Notes: Ian Simpson designed skyscraper for derelict site in Piccadilly area, less than 200m from Eastgate Tower site. 44 floors of flats with 14,000sqm of office space attached. Approved in May, due to start in first half of 2006.

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Chapel Wharf Tower
Approved
Heights: 125m/44 floors, 55m/19 floors, 70m/25 floors, 2x 40m/13 floors
Usage: Residential
Forum Thread: Click here
Notes: Large Dandara developed scheme proposed for car park next to Lowry Hotel and The Edge buildings. Will contain up to 1000 apartments in 6 buildings over two phases. Phase one , consisting of a 125m tower and 55m block, has full planning permission and should start construction shortly, while the remaining phases have outline planning permission. Designed by Sheppard Robson architects.

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Modus Properties Tower
Proposed
Heights: 32 floors
Usage: Hotel/Residential
Forum Thread: n/k
Links: Skyscraperpage
Notes: Project currently on hold. Prospects unknown.

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Central Spine Towers
Proposed
Heights: 44,36,30,23 floors
Usage: Mixed Use
Notes: 2.5 million sqft development in the Southern Gateway area. Will contain several tall towers. This scheme is one of two shortlisted by the BBC as a site for their "Out Of London" project.

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Oakglade Greengate Towers
Proposed
Heights: 30,24 and 17 floors
Dates: 2005-2008
Usage: Residential/hotel
Notes: Proposal by Oakglade, rival scheme to BSCs 175m tower. Includes 3 towers over a shared podium.


Civil Justice Centre
Under Construction
Heights: 17 floors. 80m.
Dates: 2004-2007
Usage: Courthouse
Forum Thread: Click here
Links: Notes: Denton Corker Marshall’s stunning £160 Million design will provide state of the art facilities, and will be a bold statement on the skyline. It is part of the spinningfields development. Will have 47 courtrooms, 2nd largest in UK.

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Great Nothern Tower
Under Construction
Heights: 25 floors. 72m roof, 90m spire.
Dates: 2004-2006
Usage: Residential
Forum Thread: Click here
Links: Notes: George Wimpey’s GN Tower looked to have bitten the dust after lying dormant for 2 years, but finally construction is underway. Will become the 5th slanted tower in Manchester.

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Harbour City
Approved - submitted
Heights: 2 x 94m/29 floors, 2 x 76m/22 floors.
Usage: Residential
Notes: Large residential scheme proposed for a site behind the NV Towers. Fairhurst designed and Peel Investments developed. To contain approx 600 flats.

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Clippers Quay Tower
Proposed
Heights: 23 floors
Dates: 2005-2008
Usage: Office/Residential
Notes: 600,000sqft development by ASK and Countryside Properties, proposed for derelict land in Salford Quays.

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Macintosh Village
Aka. Mill Towers
Approved - Green Building completed
Heights: 21 floor towers, 12 floors Green Building
Dates: 2003-2007
Usage: Residential
Links:
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Piccadilly Place
Under Construction - Foundations
Heights: 15,12,11,9,9 floors.
Dates: 2005-2008
Usage: Office, Hotel
Forum Thread: Click here
Links: Official Site
Notes: Large development close to Piccadilly station. 4 Highrises occupied by office and hotels, and public areas close to the Metrolink line.

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The Beacon
Proposed - recently submitted
Heights: 24 floors
Usage: Residential/retail
Notes: Proposal for derelict riverside site on Adelphi Street, next to Adelphi Towers proposal.

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ISIS Wharf Ancoats
Approved
Heights: 7,9,12 and 21 floors.
Usage: Residential & Hotel
Notes: Large development close to the New Islington scheme. Starting late 2005.

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Chester Road Tower
Proposed - submitted
Heights: 16 floors
Dates: 2006-2009
Usage: Office/Residential
Notes: 260,000sqft development by ASK, and vacant land at the southern edge of the city centre.


Skyline Central
Under construction
Heights: 21 & 10 floors
Dates: 2005-2007
Usage: Residential
Notes: Development by West Properties. Scheme includes 21 storey tower and 10 storey lowrise on industrial land in the Northern Quarter of the city centre, close to the CIS Tower. There are 110 flats in the lowrise and 182 flats in the highrise.

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Whitworth Street West Tower
Proposed
Heights: 20 floors
Dates: 2007-2009
Usage: Office/Residential/Hotel/Retail
Notes: 265,000sqft double tower development by ASK, proposed on the site of a disused former warehouse.


Tempus Tower
Aka. Mirabel Street Tower
Under Construction
Heights: 20 floors
Dates: 2004-2006
Usage: Residential

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Manchester House Redevelopment
Proposed
Heights:between 90m-100m.
Usage: Office
Notes: This will be built on the site of 1960s office lowrise Manchester House, as part of the Spinningfields development phase 4. Currently under design.

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Leftbank Apartments
Under Construction
Heights: 16 floors. 59.9m
Dates: 2002-2005
Usage: Residential
Links: Official Site
Notes: Left Bank, part of the spinningfields development, is the largest single residential scheme ever developed in Manchester city centre. Contains 391 apartments, in 2 buildings linked by a 4 storey bridge. There are 3x 16 storey elements.

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NV Buildings
Under Construction - 1 complete, 2 u/c.
Heights: 18 floors. 55m
Dates: 2002-2006
Usage; Residential
Forum Thread: n/k
Links: Notes: Large development by Countryside Properties on vacant land at Dock 9, Salford Quays. The scheme has 3 triplet towers, each containing 82 apartments.

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Lee House Extension
Approved
Heights: 17 floors(9 added to existing 8) 69m.
Usage: Office/residential
Links:
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15-17 Windmill Street
Approved
Heights: 17 floors, approx 65m
Usage: Office


Pall Mall Tower
Under Construction
Heights: 19 floors, 67m
Usage: Residential
Notes: Project has been sold on numerous times. It involves the construction of 10 floors atop an exisiting derelict 9 story building in the Northern Quarter of Manchester City Centre, started in late 2005.


Green Quarter
Aka. Red Bank
Under Construction
Heights: 9-20 floors.
Dates: 2003-2007
Usage: Residential/office/public
Forum Thread: Click here
Links: Notes: Huge development by Crosby Homes containing 1300 affordable flats and 13000sqm of office space plus hotel. Being built on wasteland on the northern edge of the city centre. Phase 1 complete, phases 2 & 3 are topped out with the 18 storey Phase 4 recently starting construction. The rest will be built over the next 5 years. A planning application for a 20 storey tower as part of the development, was submitted in November.

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Sarah Tower
Under Construction
Heights: 22 floors, 66m.
Usage: Residential
Links: Official Site

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Citylofts Tower
Under Construction
Heights: 21 floors
Usage:Residential
Links: Official Site

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Adelphi Street Towers
Proposed
Heights: 20 and 16 floors
Usage: Residential
Notes: 295 apartment scheme by Vermont Group on derelict land beside River Irwell in Salford, half a mile from city centre.

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Pomona Towers
Approved
Heights 8-16 floors
Usage Residential
Notes Peel development in Pomona area between city centre and Salford Quays.

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Erie Basin Tower
Approved
Heights: 21 floors
Usage: Residential
Links:
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Chancery Place
Approved
Heights: 14 floors
Usage: Office/Residential
Links: Notes: The developers of Chancery Place have permission for 3 seperate uses of the site. One is a fully office building, one is half office and half residential, and one is a car park. Demolition of site is complete

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River Quarter Phase 2
Approved
Heights: 16 floors
Dates: 2004-2006
Usage: Residential
Links:
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Blackfriars Towers
Under Construction
Heights: 14,14,12,12 floors
Usage: Residential
Notes: Large residential scheme in Greengate area. 12 blocks, 4 highrise. Dandara developed, designed by OMI architects. 578 apartments.

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Great Ancoats Street Tower
Approved
Heights: 14 floors
Dates: 2004-2006
Usage: Residential/Office

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St. Georges Island Towers
Under Construction
Heights: 9-15 floors
Dates: 2004-2006
Usage: Residential
Notes: The project includes 5 towers varying from 9-15 floors. Contains over 400 apartments. All towers under construction.

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Plymouth Grove
Proposed
Heights 14 floors
Usage Residential/Office/Retail




2-4 Chester Road
Approved
Heights 13 floors
Dates 2005-2006
Usage Residential
Links Skyscraperpage



XQ7
Under Construction
Heights 12 floors
Dates 2004-2006
Usage Residential
Links Skyscraperpage Emporis




Rosetti Place Phase 2/Bauhaus
Under Construction
Dates 2003-2005
Usage Residential, office
Heights 13 floors



Photo by highriser


Vie
Under Construction
Heights 12 floors
Dates 2005-2006
Usage Residential
Notes Being built on derelict site at border of Trafford, Salford and Manchester in Castlefield, just south of Manchester city centre.



Photo by dirtypoodle


ISSA Quay
Under Construction
Heights 12 floors
Dates 2004-2006
Usage Residential
Notes BSC development in Piccadilly Basin.



Middlewood Locks Tower 23 story tower proposed as part of large Middlewood locks scheme proposed for wasteland in Salford.
Dantzic Street Tower Recently submitted 16 storey development on run down Dantzic Street, northern city centre.
Valescope Tower 15 storey residential proposal on corner of Ordsall Lane and Woden Street.



Rumoured Towers

Southern Gateway Towers Various highrise towers are part of the Southern Gateway scheme. Only one of these has been unveiled so far.

Greengate Towers The latest renderings of the Greengate masterplan show around 8 unannounced highrise buildings. The tallest are around 100m.


Chapel Street Towers 4 highrises are shown on the Chapel Wharf Masterplan, tallest approx 80m.



Reclads

CIS Tower



A solar panel reclad of the cities current tallest. The original façade consisted of millions of tiny mosaic pieces, which soon began falling off, the façade is in a bit of a messy state at the moment. The reclad will be done from late 2004-late 2005 and will provide enough power each year for 50 homes, or 9 million cups of tea. Work started in December 2004/


Piccadilly Plaza
Forum Thread http://www.skyscrapercity.com/showthread.php?t=77838&page=1&pp=20
]Plaza Reclad[/URL]



Refurbishment beginning.



Ramada Renaissance Hotel
Another reclad of a crumbling 60s beast. Start date unknown.




Post Office Tower
Cleaning and reclad of 12 story office tower on Spring Gardens. Due to start in 2005.




Riverdale Estate/Lakeside, Blackley
The Riverdale Estate was built in Blackley in the 1960s and had 7 12 story tower blocks.
Over the years the blocks have become abandoned and run down, as well as a crime hotspot. One block was demolished a few years ago.
LPC (Legendary Property Company) recently bought the estate for £24 Million and have planning permission to do a complete refurbishment of the estate. Bracknell and Riverdale Courts will be demolished and Blackley, Wilton, Heaton and Ahsenhurst Courts will be structurally strengthened and refurbished. They will be linked by 30 3 story townhouse blocks. Work has begun







The Pinnacle
Reclad of 9 storey 1960s office block, Norwich Union House on King Street. The £4 Million redevelopment is being done by Russells Construction for developers Property Alliance Group. 2 floors will be added, and the floorplates are being extended for existing floors. Due to finish early 2005 and will contain 2,558 sq m (27,542 sq ft) of office space.



The Apple Building
Refurbishment by LPC Living of former council tower block Oldham Court on Oldham Road. It will create apartments to let only to newly qualified teachers.
Completion late 2005.



Low Rise Projects


Forty Spring Gardens
Approved
Dates 2005-2007
Heights 9 floors
Notes 101,024sqft(9,385sqm) office building. Will replace the 1960s office block Amethyst House, currently under demolition.



River City
Under Construction
Dates 2004-2005
Heights 9 floors
Notes Mayfair development close to the River Medlock, contains 138 apartments in 3 blocks. Prices start from £190,000.



Photo by caw123


Quadrangle
Under Construction
Dates 2003-2005
Heights 9 floors
Notes 228 apartments in a large 9 storey building.


Photo by frozenmusic


Princess Street Office Block
Under Construction
Dates 2004-2006
Heights 7 floors
Notes CTP development on derelict land opposite the Town Hall. Consists of 6,224m²(67,000 sq ft) of grade A office space. DTZ and King Sturge are joint letting agents for the scheme. Architects, Hodder Associates. Demolition complete, exacavations begun.




The Swan
Under Construction
Dates 2004-2005
Heights 9 floors
Notes 36 apartment scheme by SPACE group, on the site of the historic Swan with two Necks pub, Withy Grove.



Abito Cubes
Approved
Dates 2005-2006
Heights 9 floors
Notes Due on site in April 2005. Scheme in the Greengate area of the cityy centre, the first project of the large regenaration planned there. The project is by Abito, part of ASK developers and contains 252 'cube' flats. Designed as 'intelligent living spaces', the apartments are generally cheaper than equivalents elsewhere in Manchester.



Cambridge Street Apartment Block
Under Construction
Dates 2004-2005
Heights 10 floors




Large Scale Projects


Spinningfields
Under Construction
Dates: 2002-2007
Forum Thread: Click here
Links: Notes: Allied London’s huge redevelopment of 22 acres of city centre land will see the addition of 2m/sqft of office space ‘in 12 signature buildings’ including 1 Hardman Square. 215,000sqft of retail space, and four new public squares. Large area of city centre was demolished for development, including historical 1930s building Northcliffe House and the Manchester College of Arts and Technology. Highrises in the project include 1 Hardman Square, Civil Justice Centre and Leftbank Apartments.

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Project Unity
Under Construction
Dates: 2004-2007
Notes: The merger of UMIST and Manchester University into a single institution, creating a ‘super university’. The project includes redevelopment of much of the university campuses and the demolition of around 7 high-rise buildings, most notably the Mathematics Tower and the Owens Park Tower.

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MediaCity:UK
Pre-Planning
Dates: 2007-2010
Forum Thread: Click here
Official Website: Click here
Notes: Peel Holdings’ MediaCity:UK is designed to be one of the world’s leading media and new media centres. Based around Dock 9 at Salford Quays, the initial phase will involve the development of 36 acres of brownfield land for the BBC. This will eventually expand to 200 acres and 7.5 million sqft. Plans include numerous tall buildings in the 80m range, a large public square and performance stages set over the water. It is intended to provide around 15,500 new jobs and add £1.5 billion to the regional economy.

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Southern Gateway
A new development vision in the southern end of the city centre, using highly educated workers to create a new area of world class world knowledge economy businesses. Part of the ‘knowledge capital’ scheme. Inlcudes tower of possibly up to 40 storeys.

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Greengate Re-Development
Huge redevelopment of the historical and run down Greengate district of Salford on the edge of Manchester city centre. Includes apartment scheme by Abito. The 201m Greengate Tower is part of the development, which will be joined by around 7-8 more highrises, some around 100m tall.

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Metrolink Expansion Official Site

Long delayed expansion of the Metrolink system, that will eventually link the city centre to Oldham, Rochdale, Stockport, Manchester Airport and various areas in north and south Manchester.
Work on a new tram depot has begun close to Old Trafford station; the system will not be complete for a number of years.Refused essential, promised government funding in July. Since then efforts have been made to cut the cost of the project in the hope of reviving it, decision on it's future due soon.

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Sportcity

Continuing redevelopment of run down wasteland in East Manchester. Sports facilities include the City of Manchester stadium, the Manchester Velodrome and a 6,000 seat arena with running track.
A £260 Million casino and leisure complex is planned, the proposed scheme would total 80,825sqm. 6,455sqm would be used as a casino, plus a hotel, arena, ice rink and swimming pool.

Other developments include B of the Bang and several small apartment schemes.

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Middlewood Locks

Large low-rise mixed use £600m 3msqft development in Salford/Castlefield .
Will be built on 25 acres of land and approximately 50% office and 50% residential. Apartment buildings will be between 6 and 11 floors high and 1,700 homes will be created. Scheme includes 23 storey tower.

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Costa Del Salford

Development in the Greengate area in Manchester city centre, the Weston Williamson project was chosen from 76 entries and includes 400 apartments in 4 blocks, private gardens and a small private beach by the River Irwell. Project will take around 7 years to complete.


Central Park
Official Website: Click here
Notes: A large urban business park in run down East Manchester close to the sportcity regeneration project. Includes a £20m transport interchange. First tenents to take prelets are MANCAT and Fujitsu.

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Salford Redevelopment
Redevelopment of run down Salford neighbourhoods including Ordsall, Broughton, Langworthy, Kersal, Claremont and Weaste and Seedley. Over the next 20 years these areas will benefit from new, affordable homes as well as leisure facilities, parks and light industry. An international competition is being held to create a world class consortium of town planners and architects for the scheme. Shortlisting took place on July 27th. The five consortia are led by Alsop BIG, Arup Consulting, Locum Destination Consulting and Dutch firms KCAP and S333 Architecture + Urbanism.

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Salford Quays
Large redevelopments include the 1 million sqft Quay Point scheme by Peel Holdings, and the mixed use 600,000 sqft Clippers Quay development proposed by Ask and Countryside properties, to be built from 2005-2008, end value £70 million.


Chill Factor E
£28m indoor snowsports centre planned for an 11-acre site next to the Trafford Centre. Scheduled to start in late 2004 and open in 2006.'Chill-Down'' includes 3x40m high, 180m long snow slopes, climbing wallas and indoor skatepark. 'Warm Up' zone includes shops, bars and resturaunts.

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Venture Xtreme
£60 Million adventure sports centre due to open in 2006. Will be built on a 10 acre site ''on the edge of Manchester''. The adventure centre would be accompanied by bars, resturaunts and a hotel. 'Adventures' in the project include a skydiving simulator, artificial white-water slalom and rafting course, skate and BMX park, an abseiling room, a 12-metre scuba diving pool, snowboarders' half pipe,and a half-mile-long zip wire.


Salford City Reds Official Site
Development of 56 acre site including 20,000 capacity stadium for Salford City Reds Rugby Club. As well as a stadium a 208 bedroom 4 star hotel will be built with conference and leisure facilities, a 30,500sqm casino, and separately 70,000sqm of 'bulky goods retail'.


New Islington Official Site
Redevelopment of run down 31 acre Cardroom estate in Ancoats to create Manchester's millennium village on the north eastern edge of Manchester city centre. Masterplanning overseen by Urban Splash with architecture from Alsop and several others.

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Super Hospital
£414m Private Finance Initiative (PFI) project, will be the most expensive hospital outside London.
''It will replace Booth Hall and the Royal Manchester Children's Hospital with a new children's hospital, eye hospital, women's hospital and services by 2009.''


BBC Campus
The BBC campus on Oxford Road will be completely redeveloped as a part of the corporation's move north. Assuming they get a license fee increase, the BBC will move to new premises and the old campus will be sold off.


Arndale Centre Redevelopment
£150 Million demolition and rebuilding of the 1970s monstrosity. Tower will remain untouched.

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Chapel Wharf
Project situated in Manchester city centre next to the Lowry Hotel and Edge Towers.
The project provides over 1,000 residential units, 1,000 sqm of office space, and 5,000 sqm of educational space. Includes 6 highrise buildings, tallest 125m.

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Old Trafford Expansion
Extension to the north east and north west corners of the ground will increase the capacity to 75,000 from 68,000. Making it the largest football ground in the country for a couple of years. Work is underway.

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Recently Completed Highrises - within the last few years


Imperial Point
Dates: 2000-2001
Heights: 16 floors
Usage: Residential/Office/Retail

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No.1 Deansgate
Dates: 2000-2002
Heights: 17 floors. 62m
Usage: Residential/Retail


Imperial War Museum North
Dates: 2000-2002
Heights: 55m
Usage: Museum/Resturaunt/Observation

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The Lowry
Dates: 1997-2000
Heights: 50m
Usage: Gallery/Resturaunt/Theatre

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Urbis
Dates: 2000-2002
Heights: 35m
Usage: Museum/Resturaunt


1 Marsden Street
Dates: 2000-2002
Heights: 53m
Usage: Office

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Free Trade Hall Hotel
Dates: 2003-2004
Heights: 16 floors
Usage: Hotel
Notes: The hotel was built above the historic Free Trade Hall.

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The Hacienda
Dates: 2003-2004
Heights: 12 floors
Usage: Residential
Notes: Built on the site of the world famous nightclub.




The Bridge
Dates: 2003-2004
Heights: 12 floors
Usage: Residential

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NV Tower 1
Dates: 2002-2004
Heights: 18 floors, 55m
Usage: Residential

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Sovereign Point
Aka. Waterside at the Lowry
Heights: 20 floors. 66m
Dates: 2003-2004
Usage: Residential

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B of the Bang
Dates: 2004-2005
Heights: 55m
Forum Thread: B of the Bang
Notes: The UKs tallest sculpture. Officially unveiled on January 12th 2005.

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The Edge
Heights: 19 floors. 60m.
Dates: 2002-2005
Usage: Residential
Links:
Notes: These twin towers are the 3rd and 4th slanted buildings in the city.

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Citygate
Heights: 13 floors
Dates: 2003-2005
Usage: Residential
Links: Official Site

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Princess Street Apartments
Dates: 2003-2005
Usage: Residential
Heights: 12 floors
Links: Skyscraperpage
 

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Excellent work. If you can keep this going we can ask Gareth to sticky it and keep the comments off. Are you up to it irwell?
 

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Excellent work. If you can keep this going we can ask Gareth to sticky it and keep the comments off. Are you up to it irwell?
Hi chris. :) Don't compliment me yet, I just copied caw's thread to start with. Hopefully it should be stickied shortly and i'll make a start on the update process!
 

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Tallest 2010?

1. Eastgate Tower - 188m - 60 floors
2. Quay Point Tower 1 - 175m* - 50 floors
3. Beetham Tower - 171m - 50 floors
4. 1 Hardman Square - 150m+ - 40+ floors
5. Crown Building - 131m - 44 floors
6. Central Spine Tower 1 – 130m* - 45 floors
7. Chapel Wharf Tower - 125m - 44 floors
8. CIS Tower - 118m - 25 floors
9. Central Spine Tower 2 – 115m* - 36 floors
10> Quay Point Tower 2 - 115m* - 35 floors
10> Quay Point Tower 3 - 115m* - 35 floors
Eastgate, Beetham, Hardman Square, Crown (Albany), Central Spine Towers, Chapel Wharf, CIS should be kept in this list - but Quay Point Towers should now be removed. In their place should go Greengate's (main) Tower and Harbour City Towers. The date should be changed to 2012.
 

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Is someone updating this thread ?

If not i will have a go at doing it , and will put updated pic's of the u/c developments ,, and if its possible that a hold could be put on the thread so no one can post in it please ,,, let me know
 
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