Phase 2 is approved but not yet under construction, some activity has been spotted on site though- More phases of Middlewood Locks will make their way through the planning system and start construction by the end of the year
Correct- The masterplan for Gore St, Salford will change and a new planning app will go in.
Correct, and I think the new Embankment West could count as a new development? Not Affinity Living though...- Select will start construction on Affinity at New Bailey, and their new student blocks at Circle Square. They will also announce another Affinity project somewhere else in the city.
No.- The tower and buildings around the green at Circle Square will start construction and it'll be a forest of cranes.
Yes.- Owen St towers A and D will start to rise and will be absolutely enormous.
Yes.- 1 Spinningfields to finish
- X1 will release their "Manchester Waters" proposal and it'll actually be pretty decentIt's ok.
No.- On a related note, more detailed plans about more apartments at Pomona.
Yes.- Metrolink Trafford Park line starts construction.
No.- More detailed applications for MediaCityUK phase two, and the Market Hall at MCUK will be approved and start construction.
Gah. Sadly, no.- Media furore over X1 MediaCityUK's tower 1 cladding in December 2016/January 2017 forces X1 to reconsider the designs for Towers 2, 3 and 4, delaying construction of these towers by several months.
No.- A masterplan released for redevelopment of Ordsall
Not released, but a masterplan is being drawn up for the Great Ducie Street area.- A masterplan released for redevelopment of Strangeways
No.- It will be announced that Strangeways prison is moving to a new site near Bury before 2023, allowing for the redevelopment of the Prison site into a museum, which acts as a catalyst for the redevelopment of Strangeways.
No. But more info has been released about their aspirations to construct a rail tunnel through central Manchester.- TfGM will release more detailed plans about a new Manchester Metro/Underground network: which runs in a tunnel between Salford Crescent and Ardwick (through the city centre).
Well, obviously.- The UK government will screw over the North of England in some kind of way
Arundel Street, Meadowside tower, Great Jackson Plot E- Three new 100m+ skyscrapers will be proposed
No.- A building even taller than Owen St TA and Trinity Islands T1 will be proposed, it will be located around Piccadilly and reach 70 floors/220m.
No.- Renaker will propose five new projects totalling 2,500 apartments.
No.- Renaker will release plans for the redevelopment of the Greengate area, which includes office space and two hotels.
No.- More apartment blocks will be proposed for the Chapel St corridor.
Looks like I was a bit too optimistic in some areas.
Some of your predictions from last year:
:yes:The skyline will be peppered with cranes.
Correct!- Axis core will rise in Summer
Groundworks started Q4- Groundworks will start Q1 on Circle Square tower and commercial. Core rising in Q2/3.
Gah! Will St Johns ever start construction?!?- Demo will begin for South Village and St John's Place with construction starting for both by mid 2017
See three above ^^ but I don't think there's been any more than that- At least 4 more towers over 100m will be proposed (excl. Trinity)
No- At least 1 more tower will be over 50 storey (excl. Trinity)
Not all but most- All the current DeTrafford proposals will start construction totally transforming Castlefield
Lampwick and New Little Mill- Manchester Life Phase 2 will launch
- NOMA will announce pre-lets for 2 & 3 Angel Square
- River Street will finally complete demo and start construction
Plot E!- Further Great Jackson Street developments will be announced
No, Ballymore are waiting for full detailed HS2 plans to be released before they decide what to do with their asset- A buyer for Store Street tower will be announced
No.- Renaissance Hotel plans will be announced
Slate Yard?- Construction will commence on residential towers at New Bailey
Nearly! Q1 2018- Detailed plans will be put in for Boddingtons site
Depends how you qualify a 'tower'. There are 8 residential 100m+ towers U/C, 11 80m+ towers U/C and 14 residential 60m+ towers U/C.- At least 10 residential towers will all be U/C at once
Sadly not. Are they ok?- Renaker will announce a further 3 projects
I wish!- Select Property will announce a JV with Bruntwood for Oxford Rd Station
.... TBC- X1 will improve the quality of their designs and materials
Yes- Landmark will start construction
Two at Circle Square but I think we already knew about those, one at Sky Park and Two New Bailey.- At least 5 office blocks will be announced for Circle Square, NOMA, Greengate, Sky Park (Manchester Central) and New Bailey
Yes.- 125 Deansgate will start construction
Spot on.After thirty years a Messiah will emerge from the East (Dukinfield). He will smite the sinners, restore order, and usher in a New Kingdom of well-designed buildings and appropriately planned public transport. He will also bring more litter bins.
Have they not called you up yet Heaton?Manchester Confidential will still be begging for a decent witty, erudite columnist from north Manchester as long as its a cash in hand job and he/she can continue with their multiple meaning moniker.
I think Burnham won by as much as people were expecting him to in the endBurnham will win the Mayoral election, but by a smaller margin than expected. His ascension and that of Roney and whoever is GM chief ex (we can easily guess that one) will fundamentally alter the politico-economic debate in the city region.
Spot on :cheers:2CC will start and within a month it will feel that it has always been there.
Yes and yes- Planning App for GJS Plot C, with changes to the 2015 masterplan.
Not yet but lots of background rumours!- Planning for a 240m tower to be revealed.
Yes!Planning Apps for Angel Meadow.
Yes!- St Michael's rejected.
No- New pans for First Street, to include a 40+ storey tower.
And the winner is: Master Builder!
I'll do my predictions in the coming weeks
I was just thinking the same! 70 storey proposal reveal would be a lovely christmas presentStill a whole month left to turn some of those No's around!
Nope - move this one forward to 2018My predictions for 2017:-
A6MARR will open - and a traffic jam will ensue at the Hazel Grove End in all three directions rightfully increasing clammer for A6M60RR segment
No movement...The first attempts to execute against GMSF housing plans will find themselves under a legal challenge
Got that one right I thinkSheffield/Rotherham Tram Train will be delayed another 12 months keeping Marple Tram Train STILL 10 years away or more
NopeConstruction on City's North Stand expansion will have started
1 out of 4 last year... not going to spout anything about 2018Have no view on buildings, tall or otherwise in City Centre
You beat me to it - similar fate for Oxford Road platform extensions.Manchester Piccadilly platforms 15/16 kicked into the long grass.
Good point, may be more 'around' Spinningfields. Somewhere like Bridge St.MB the 220m, I don't think there are any plots left in Spinningfields are there?