Sky’s the limit for boom­ing Manch­ester

Glossop Advertiser - - News - Jen­nifer Wil­liams

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

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