Would the new line run through this site?
That’s what Ballymore are waiting on.Ballymore still want to build it (likely to be different design). HS2 has put a safeguarding notice on the site that stops them developing anything (bar stewards). Don't expect anything to happen soon until they decide the route and design for the station. The development director at Ballymore says they want to make it happen.
I agree. Something more of a landmark design. Whilst I think this design has stood the test of time the city is far more ambitious now. I still believe a hotel/residential combo would suit with mid rise office depending on space of course. Hyatt were lined up pre-recession.I was about to say, it would need to be a different design.
I spent some time pulling together these blueprints back in 2008. Ballymore wont be building here full stop. The site is no longer viable now HS2 is U/C. They have probably already benefited from a healthy return for the the land that constitutes HS2, What remains who knows.It would be more than a few metres, but yes, theoretically you could move the tower to replace the two smaller buildings.
If the HS2 masterplan is approved as is, the land intended for Piccadilly Tower would be 90% unavailable.
I think based on this the only way we are going to ever see this tower or something similar would be to build it on plot 3. But it would obviously then need a new design, and if the massing guidelines are anything to go by, a severe haircut.
Would you really though? One tower for ten mid-rises. Hmmmm I not so sure. cI remember being a “lurker” when this proposal came up and I can no longer get excited about it. The idea of the HS2 station with the thoroughfare running alongside it with all the associated development out towards Piccadilly trading estate is far more exciting. I would swap this for all that mid-rise in an instant (if that was the compromise).
Yeah. I know this is skyscrapercity and all, but I’d rather have a new district of the city centre built than a skyscraper. This is hypothetical because in reality it’ll be a mix of mid-rise and skyscrapers, but in the time honoured tradition of the game of “would you rather”, I’d pick 10 mid-rise developments over 1 statement tower (assuming the quality is high).Would you really though? One tower for ten mid-rises. Hmmmm I not so sure. c
It may just be another tower to you but it's another tower which put's Manchester on the map.