Sky’s the limit for booming Manchester
MANCHESTER city centre’s extraordinary pace of development goes from strength to strength.
It seems that every day another crane joins the crowded skyline. Here are the key projects fuelling Manchester’s ongoing construction boom. l Circle Square One of the biggest clusters of cranes currently dominating the horizon belongs to the huge, decade-long development taking place at the former BBC site on Oxford Road. Bruntwood’s multi-phase project is for serviced apartments and offices – in blocks of up to 37 storeys. l Axis This colourfully striped behemoth, wedged into an awkwardly-shaped plot next to Deansgate Locks, is now near completion. The 28-storey tower will contain 169 two and three-bed apartments. l Deansgate Square The giant towers currently under construction around Owen Street, at the end of Deansgate, are now impossible to miss. l Manchester New Square Nearly half of these new apartments at the former Origins site on the corner RAYMOND GUBBAY presents Tuesday 18 December 7.30pm Wednesday 19 December 7.30pm Thursday 20 December 7.30pm MUSIC • SONG • DANCE • SPECTACLE of Princess Street have now been sold. l Angel Gardens This skyscraper on the corner of Rochdale Road is split between a 36-storey block and a smaller building alongside, featuring 466 ‘premium’ apartments, a gym, and cinema. l Citu NQ This Salboy project, on the corner of Tib Street and Church Street, will include around 180 apartments, a roof terrace and shops on the ground floor. l 3 St Peters Square This new block behind One St Peters Square will contain two hotels. l● l The Gate and Stile The start of a vast intended wave of new development stretching north from the city centre out to Collyhurst, work on these two new tower blocks on the edge of Angel Meadows has now begun. l Dakota Hotel This canalside project in Piccadilly Basin is one of several aimed at filling in some of the undeveloped parcels of land near Piccadilly station. Monday 24 December 3.00pm Wednesday 26 December 3.00pm Thursday 27 December 7.30pm A GLITTERING SHOW OF MUSIC, SONG AND DANCE l Burlington House This De Trafford development between Hulme, Chester Road and Deansgate Locks forms part of a major council priority for future city centre development. l Lincoln Square Demolition has already begun ahead of the transformation of Lincoln Square. l Kampus Manchester firm Capital & Centric - in partnership with developer Henry Boot - have big plans for this block on the former Manchester Metropolitan University campus at Aytoun Street. l Blossom Street This £30m residential development forms part of the ongoing wave of regeneration to hit the historic Victorian streets around Ancoats. It will provide more than 140 apartments for private rental. l 125 Deansgate This £70m office development by Worthington Properties replaces the now-demolished Lincoln House, at a prime location opposite John Rylands Library on Deansgate. l St John’s and the Factory The vast St John’s quarter planned for Quay Street’s old Granada Studios site is starting to get underway, including site clearance for the Factory arts centre. raymondgubbay.co.uk Wednesday 2 January 2019 7.30pm Thursday 3 January 2019 2.30pm & 7.30pm “…the scenery turned the stage into a winter wonderland”
Cranes dominate the city centre skyline as development continues to boom