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so trying to steer way from my last result i thought of putting the majour cities in a league table based on the knoweldge i have from skyscrapernews,emporis ect so here it is.feel free to change it or disagree this is my first opinion.

1.of course london the capital
2.manchester
manchester is slightly beeting birmingham thought it is coming back with arena central tower.
3.birmingham
4.leeds
5.leeds and liverpool are slightly tied but leeds is just a little far more ahed in developments.liverpool
6.sheffield few developments better than newcatle though
7.newcastle
8.bristol


by the way change it or add more wat do u think the table should be and try and post some evidence pls thanks.
 

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Gotta say I agree with Birmingham not being #2 any more, manchester and Leeds really seem to be pushing ahead but Birmingham isn't going nearly as fast.
 

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Leeds' development is well ahead of Birmingham. Id say its more
London (although they are very spread out so will have nowhere near as much as effect and impact as those in Manchester and Leeds, except maybe aroudn CW)
Manchester
Leeds
Birmingham
Glasgow
Liverpool
Sheffield
 

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Well done to Leeds good to see another northern city giving surging forward, it is strange how brum seems to be stalling.

Sheffield hasnt fully awoken out of its slumber yet but is definitely starting to stir :)
 

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leeds the best said:
so trying to steer way from my last result i thought of putting the majour cities in a league table based on the knoweldge i have from skyscrapernews,emporis ect so here it is.feel free to change it or disagree this is my first opinion.

1.of course london the capital
2.manchester
manchester is slightly beeting birmingham thought it is coming back with arena central tower.
3.birmingham
4.leeds
5.leeds and liverpool are slightly tied but leeds is just a little far more ahed in developments.liverpool
6.sheffield few developments better than newcatle though
7.newcastle
8.bristol


by the way change it or add more wat do u think the table should be and try and post some evidence pls thanks.
Just a small tip - if you could use capital letters, and avoid spelling "you" as just "u", people might be more inclined to respond favourably to your posts...
 

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I dont think it bothers most people tbh- txt is shorter and quicker version of english that people only really use because its cheaper to txt than use longhand when txting.
 

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A point worth noting - what is this based on? If this is talls then I am inclined to agree although with 7 No. 100m+ towers in the pipeline I don't know where that puts us (Brum).

If it is value of development, then I think Brum will happily sit at No. 2 (as far as I know).

Enjoy the debate :)
 

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During the last 12 months I have visited all the UK's major cities and based on that evidence here is my top ten.

1). London (No other city comes close)
2). Manchester
3). Birmingham
4). Liverpool
5). Leeds
6). Glasgow
7). Sheffield
8). Bristol
9). Newcastle
10).Nottingham
 

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skyfitsboy said:
Well done to Leeds good to see another northern city giving surging forward, it is strange how brum seems to be stalling.
People seem to forget just how much has gone on in Birmingham for a long time now. Since the early 90s - the whole Brindley Place / Broad Street development, the ICC, the NIA, Centenary Square, the Bullring - absolutely immense amounts of development, and no other provincial city can match the amount of development over that period.

These things are cyclical. But if you look at what is slated to start happening in Brum soon, the cycle will start again - Masshouse, which is already underway, and Martineau Galleries (a scheme which dwarfs the Bullring in size and ambition), CPG, massive development across Eastside.

Development can't just go on endlessly at breakneck speed for the sake of it.
 

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pauliewalnuts said:
People seem to forget just how much has gone on in Birmingham for a long time now. Since the early 90s - the whole Brindley Place / Broad Street development, the ICC, the NIA, Centenary Square, the Bullring - absolutely immense amounts of development, and no other provincial city can match the amount of development over that period.

These things are cyclical. But if you look at what is slated to start happening in Brum soon, the cycle will start again - Masshouse, which is already underway, and Martineau Galleries (a scheme which dwarfs the Bullring in size and ambition), CPG, massive development across Eastside.

Development can't just go on endlessly at breakneck speed for the sake of it.
Well it seems Manchester and Leeds can go on endlessly at breakneck speed, and long may it continue
 

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Take a look at the threads in Manchester and Leeds' sub forums; they are booming and developing at a speed not seen since the post war redevelopment. They are by far the fastest growing cities in the country at the moment, with the exception of London.
 

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Personally I would not call Leeds breakneck, and Manchester has been going at some rate since the 90's but, as with any other form of growth, it is faster at some times and slower at others.

The subject I know most about is Birmingham, and for some reason we are a boom and breathe (not bust! ;) ) city. We had a late 80's boom that lasted until the early 90's then it fell quiet. Then again in the late 90's we had a boom until the early noughties, then we had another lull. And I am getting very excited about the boom that is building up at the moment because it will be the biggest the city has seen since the 1960's.

Over the next 7 years we are looking at:
- £570m hospital
- £330m station
- £300m Masshouse
- £580m Martineau Galleries
- £100m Edgbaston Shopping Centre
- £100m Cube
- £500m Arena Central
- £100m library
- £100m City Park Gate
- £300m Wholesale Market redevelopment
- £100m left on Park Central

And that is without the potential £300m supercasino and related £150m stadium and also extension to the airport.

I think, pro rata, Leeds is up there as one of the fastest expanding, but as Leeds is a smaller city, in terms of value it would fall behind Birmingham and Manchester.

But keep up the good work fellas :)
 

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The thign is is that those things proposed in Birmingham might seem alot but equivalents of that have already been built in Manchester and are in the process of being built in Leeds. If you add it all up its probably similar.
 

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I don't really think that applies - Brum has been developing on and off for the past 20 years (a couple of billion has already been done).

Leeds the best - I think it is wonderful that so many British cities are undergoing this renaissance - putting the rivalries aside this is something we should all celebrate :)
 

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I don't really think that applies - Brum has been developing on and off for the past 20 years (a couple of billion has already been done).

Leeds the best - I think it is wonderful that so many British cities are undergoing this renaissance - putting the rivalries aside this is something we should all celebrate :)
deffinatly, lets just keep it going!
dont vote conservative!
 

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Biosonic said:
Personally I would not call Leeds breakneck, and Manchester has been going at some rate since the 90's but, as with any other form of growth, it is faster at some times and slower at others.
Well there's certainly a tremendous difference between the Leeds of the mid-'80s and the Leeds of today. The number of cranes on the skyline confirms the rapid development of the city in recent years.
 

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My best mate lives in Leeds and when he came to Birmingham for the first time in several years he was like what the F**k. He was amazed at our development and said it felt so big compared to Leeds.

I went to Leeds last Christmas for the first time in ages and think it is a great city but it doesn't have that large urban feel of London or Birmingham, which I really liked. It seemed very chilled out and relaxed and I think too much development could spoil that feel. Everyone seem to want to be biggest or best, but whats the rush, Leeds is a great city already.
 
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