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20 Oct 2019
KAMPUS
Architects: Mecanoo
Kampus Manchester
photo © Uniform

KAMPUS Development
A new neighbourhood located at the former Manchester Metropolitan University campus in the heart of the city.

3 Sep 2019
Expanding Manchester-based Mcbains Re-locates To New City Centre Base

New director Ian Bayman joins to head up office

Leading construction consulting and design agency McBains has moved into new premises in Manchester city centre as it expands the scale of its work in the North West.

The company has re-located from Spinningfields to Piccadilly to accommodate its projects and expanding workforce of nearly 20 staff, providing consultancy services in the North West region. Additional staff are currently being sought to join the growing team of Quantity and Building Surveyors, Project Monitors and Engineers.

McBains offers project management, building surveying, quantity surveying and monitoring services with full design services via the wider business, including its London office.

Projects that McBains has worked on in the North West include regional office restructuring and fitouts for RBS; major projects for BAE at Barrow in Furness including a new training centre for 5,000 apprentices; Britvic Drink production facilities; and project monitoring on residential projects, care homes, offices and industrial projects. The company has recently been appointed by the Department of Work and Pensions to fit out nine Job Centres.

The office will be headed by new director Ian Bayman. Ian joins McBains having recently worked as a partner within a consultancy environment for the last 12 years, where he managed the delivery of both cost and project management services across various sectors in the UK, Central Europe and the Middle East including major hotels, commercial offices, schools, industrial facilities and residential projects.

Projects in the North West that Ian has managed include project and cost management services for Wigan Infirmary, cost consultancy services to HM Customs & Excise in Liverpool, a national bank’s regional office building and a new mainline station, in addition to the management of various residential projects across the region.

Ian Bayman, Director, said:
“I am delighted to be joining McBains, a growing company making its mark in the North West. The office move reflects our drive and growth in the Manchester market, and with this being an exciting time for the region’s development, the new premises offer a perfect location to continue to offer quality services to clients.”

6 Jun 2019
Addington Street Housing, New Cross
Design: Hawkins\Brown, Architects
Addington Street Housing, New Cross
image courtesy of Far East Consortium (FEC)

Addington Street Housing
Developer Far East Consortium is consulting people on its plans for 80 high quality new homes at Addington St, New Cross.

12 Apr 2019
Manchester Airport Terminal 2 Building
Architects: Pascall and Watson
Manchester Airport Terminal 2 Building
photo courtesy of Manchester Airport

Manchester Airport Terminal 2 Building

30 + 28 Mar 2019
Bond Bryan & SimpsonHaugh collaborate on new City Centre Campus
Manchester College Building: City Centre Campus
image courtesy of architects
Manchester College Building: City Centre Campus
The Manchester College – part of the LTE Group – has appointed leading architects Bond Bryan and Simpson Haugh to design the next phase of a brand new city centre educational campus in Manchester, opening in 2021/22.

12 Jan 2019
Eco Victorian Townhouses in Manchester
Europe’s first Passivhaus Enerphit Plus homes are Victorian townhouses in Zetland Road, Chorlton. They meet the world’s toughest performance standards set by the renowned German Passivhaus Institute:
Zetland Road Homes in Chorlton: Passivhaus Enerphit Plus

10 Jan 2019
Urban Splash News
In 2018 The Times says Urban Splash “led the way” with House by Urban Splash, and the company was awarded ‘House of the Year’ by WhatHouse. In 2019 House is coming to Wirral Waters, Merseyside, Campbell Park in Milton Keynes and New Islington, where plans for more modular apartments and Town Houses will complete Manchester’s best new neighbourhood.

New Islington will be home to the very first Mansion House, modular apartments taking design inspiration from the much loved converted Georgian terrace. Mansion House will feature small groups of eight to ten apartments with one shared entrance, so home owners can take ownership of their shared spaces, and get to know the neighbours. Commercial space will also be available in a number of units on the ground floor.

7 Jan 2019
Two New Bailey Square Building News

Staticus, one of the largest façade contractors in Northern Europe, has been appointed to design, manufacture and install nearly 9,000 square metres of high-quality façade at Two New Bailey Square, a prominent new sustainable office development in Salford, Manchester.

Two New Bailey Square building in Manchester

Part of the masterplan for Salford Central that will deliver 9,500 new jobs and 180,000 square metres of commercial space, the inventive Two New Bailey Square will provide characterful and flexible working environments with private balconies on each floor.

Over the next 12 months, Staticus will install a combination of aluminium unitized and timber stick façades across a total area of 8,700 square meters.

Staticus will manufacture the unitised façade panels in its factory in Lithuania, equipped to operate up to 12 simultaneous production lines, before delivering them to Two New Bailey Square for installation.

“An interesting aspect of this project is the external structural steel frame with its visible connections and splices left exposed and protruding from the façade.” said Staticus’ UK MD Paulius Gurksnys. “Whilst this is unique and looks extremely striking, it means that we will need to use special sealing and prefabrication techniques to build the cladding units and overlay the façade panels. It is an extremely complicated installation.”

Timber features heavily in Two New Bailey Square’s ground and first floor, at a scale which is unusual for an office development, however, Staticus welcomes a challenge of this nature. The firm will install aluminium façade onto the timber profiles, milling connection joints into the profiles to create an aesthetic, natural view of the timber framing.

Paulius continued: “Two New Bailey Square is a fantastic project and winning it marks a fitting end to 2018. We have grown our presence in the UK exponentially this year, opening a new office in London and taking on lucrative contracts in the City, Manchester and Liverpool. This positions Staticus strategically for further expansion in the first quarter of 2019, so we are looking forward to what we anticipate will be a very successful year.”
For more information, please visit www.staticus.com.

14 Dec 2018
Innovative community housing project in Trafford

An innovative community housing project in Trafford has marked its first birthday with a celebration event.

Limelight, developed by Trafford Housing Trust, is an over 55’s Extra Care scheme on St Bride’s Way in Old Trafford, home to 69 residents. Residents, the local community and families came to its Community Christmas and Anniversary celebration.

Originally opening in December 2017, Limelight offers apartments for Shared Ownership and rent, alongside a range of care packages, support, community facilities and social activities for residents. It also has an on-site health hub, library, pharmacy, opticians, hair and beauty hub, café and nursery, which are all open to the public.

David Teasdale, Limelight centre manager, said: “Limelight is more than just a building – it is an amazing, innovative, community health and wellbeing hub, which makes a difference to people’s lives. It allows over 55’s to live independently, but with care and support when needed, and to have access to resident only facilities, community services and social activities. We are very proud of Limelight and the homes we have created here.”

The flagship development also recently won two housing sector awards – Best Older People’s Housing Development and Best Affordable Housing Development.

Limelight has 81 Extra Care apartments for Shared Ownership through Laurus Homes and rent through Trafford Housing Trust. Trafford Housing Trust partnered with developer Willmott Dixon and architect PRP for the scheme.

For more information, visit Limelight or follow Limelight on Twitter @LimelightOT

29 Nov 2018
Henry Royce Institute, University of Manchester – Topping Out News
Design: NBBJ, Architects
Henry Royce Institute, University of Manchester
images courtesy of architecture office

Henry Royce Institute for Advanced Materials Hub, University of Manchester

24 Aug 2018
Vicarage Gardens Stockport
Design: Sanderson Borland, Architects
Vicarage Gardens Stockport building design
image : Blackpoint Design

Vicarage Gardens Stockport Development
Architect’s Sanderson Borland have submitted a full planning and listed building application to restore the Grade II listed, free-style arts and crafts former Vicarage to St George’s Church in Stockport on behalf of the developer Harrison Hunt.

26 Jul 2018
100@Manchester

Max Farrell, Senior Partner at internationally renowned architects Farrells, will be talking at 100@Manchester

Max Farrell, Senior Partner at internationally renowned architects Farrells, will be talking about their work including Manchester’s Northern Gateway. Described as the UK’s most exciting regeneration project, the Northern Gateway will create 15,000 homes within seven new neighbourhoods reconnecting Manchester city centre with it’s outlying Northern communities. Family homes, parks, schools, healthcare and other public facilities will be linked by a new ‘River City Park’ running through the 390 acre site as well as a new transport hub. Max will talk about city-making as a creative and collaborative endeavour, with examples of projects they are working on across the globe.

The sole focus of 100@Events is to put architects, developers, housebuilders and suppliers together in order to find solutions within the architectural and built environments, fostering collaboration and exchanging new ideas.
The networking & dinner events are completely free for architects, developers and housebuilders to attend.

Programme Manchester evening:
17h00 Registration and networking opens – and canapes served
17h30 Welcome by guest speaker (developer)
18h00 Short PechaKucha sessions presented by each supplier and showing recent projects, using innovative solutions
18h45 Speech by second guest speaker (local government) 19h15 Aperitif & further networking
19h45 3-course Dinner with rotation of suppliers’ seats with each course
21h30 Speech by guest Architect Max Farrell followed by Q&A

The Early Booking rate of £995 for suppliers to exhibit and attend – ends 31st July 2018.
Places are limited to only 30 suppliers and will be allocated on a first come first served basis. Suppliers pay a fee to present and exhibit innovative products.

If you are a supplier who would like to offer solutions (only 30 allowed), please contact Matt Underhill on +44 (0)20 3409 0622.

29 Jun 2018
Old Brewery Gardens Development
Architects: Assael Architecture
Old Brewery Gardens Manchester
image courtesy of architecture office

Old Brewery Gardens
Prosperity Capital Partners and Assael Architecture have successfully secured planning for a £175m regeneration development in the centre of Manchester.

6 Jun 2018
Rhodes & Partners Architects News
A leading civil and structural engineering consultancy has announced details of a key new senior management appointment. Manchester-based Rhodes & Partners has appointed Dr Jennifer Capp PhD MEng as a director of the company, in a move which is part of a wider restructuring programme that has been implemented to accommodate the consultancy’s continuing growth.

“This is a significant step forward for Rhodes & Partners,” explains managing director Nick Ribbeck. “Jenny joined us in 2015, bringing considerable experience with her, having previously been involved in academia with both Newcastle University and the Building Research Establishment, before moving into consultancy roles. Since then she has made a very important contribution to our work.”

Established over 25 years ago, Rhodes & Partners has earned an enviable reputation as a leading structural and civil engineering specialist. The business offers a full range of professional services and operates across a wide range of both large-scale commercial and smaller domestic projects.

18 May 2018
Avro Apartments by Urban Splash
Avro Apartments by Urban Splash
image courtesy of Urban Splash
Urban Splash are on site at Avro in Manchester, converting the canalside mill into 31 apartments – 60% of which are already sold. Ready for occupation from summer 2019, the Grade II Listed building’s packed with heritage, beautiful original features and a great Manchester tale or two (WW2 warplanes were built here, and LS Lowry worked in the building) – this new image shows the fusion of history with contemporary design to create 31 new homes – some of the biggest lofts the city has seen.

Avro Manchester apartment building
photo courtesy of Urban Splash
The first phase sold out and the second phase is also sure to fly.

18 May 2018
Ducie House News
Urban Splash close a major deal to sell Ducie House in Manchester to Town Centre Securities (TCS). The building was one of their first ever schemes and home to big Manc names like 808 State, Simply Red, ANS, UK Fast, Ask Developments and Ear to the Ground.

14 May 2018
Stockport Exchange Phase 2, Stockport, Greater Manchester
Design: Aedas
Stockport Exchange Phase Two Building
photo courtesy of architecture office

Stockport Exchange Phase 2 Building – RICS Awards 2018 Commercial Category Winner
Aedas-designed Stockport Exchange Phase Two was crowned Winner in the Commercial category and also shortlisted in the Regeneration category at RICS Awards 2018, North West.

9 Mar 2018
Planning Permission for Great Northern Warehouse, Square and Deansgate Terraces
Architects: SimpsonHaugh ; Masterplan: aLL Design
Great Northern Warehouse and Square Viaduct Manchester Building News
image : SimpsonHaugh

Great Northern Warehouse and Square
Trilogy Real Estate and Peterson Group win planning consent for the transformation of Manchester’s Great Northern Square, Great Northern Warehouse and Deansgate Terraces.

19 Jan 2018
Two St Peters Square
Design: SimpsonHaugh
Two St Peter’s Square
SimpsonHaugh has completed Two St Peter’s Square, a landmark commercial office development at the heart of Manchester’s newlyregenerated Civic Quarter, which delivers 200,000ft2 of high quality, speculative office space.

19 Dec 2017
Henry Royce Institute, University of Manchester
Design: NBBJ, Architects
Henry Royce Institute, University of Manchester Building News
image courtesy of architects office

Henry Royce Institute Building
Construction work has begun on the Manchester hub for the Henry Royce National Institute, the national body promoting research and applications in advanced materials. The University of Manchester has now entered into contract on the creation of the 46-metres high building which will be a prominent new landmark on the Manchester skyline.

6 Dec 2017
New Sculptural Tower
London architects Tonkin Liu has won a Manchester council-backed competition to design a 40m-high sculptural tower

14 Nov 2017
Northern Gateway Masterplan Design
Design: Farrells, Architects
Far East Consortium has announced that global architecture practice, Farrells has been appointed as masterplanners for its northern gateway scheme in Manchester.

The partnership between FEC and Manchester Ciy Council will provide more than 10,000 new homes across northern Manchester in the next decade.

Farrells will place an emphasis on design quality and sustainability, open space, reactivating the vicinity of the River Irk, and enhancing public transport infrastructure which will include green walking trails and cycling routes.

Northern Gateway Masterplan Design

2 Oct 2017
Band on the Wall Expansion

Plans for the future of Manchester’s iconic venue Band on the Wall have achieved another significant step.

The view from the corner of Foundry Lane and Oak Street with Cocozza restored and brought into the Band on the Wall:
Band on the Wall Cocozza building

Manchester City Council has granted consent for plans to expand Band on the Wall bringing the main venue from 350 to 500 capacity, creating a new smaller performance space, and improved education facilities.

The internal space will be configured and changed to accommodate the larger main venue and new smaller performance space:
Band on the Wall Cocozza building interior design

The expansion will bring the Cocozza building back to life and into the Band on the Wall footprint.

A couple of shots of the BotW nightclub and music venue now:

Band on the Wall Manchester club interior
photo © William Ellis

Band on the Wall Manchester
photo © J P Brown

A very old picture of Smithfield market with Cocozza in shot:

Smithfield market with Cocozza
photo from developer

25 Sep 2017
Broughton House Veterans Care Village, Salford, North West England, UK
Design: Levitt Bernstein
Broughton House Veterans Care Village Salford building
image courtesy of Levitt Bernstein

Plans by architects Levitt Bernstein for a £12.5m Veterans Care Village in Salford approved. Plans were submitted to Salford City Council in July 2017. Work on the ambitious scheme is due to start early in 2018.

19 Sep 2017
Oldham Town Hall Building Renewal News
Oldham Town Hall building renewal
image courtesy of CFA
Award-winning, multi-million pound transformation of a derelict town centre building into a stunning leisure complex.
Having remained vacant since the late 1970s, Oldham Town Hall had become something of a blot on the urban landscape. The £37m redevelopment provides a state-of-the-art family entertainment and dining destination.
The town hall building’s high-quality transformation was recognised at the 2017 RICS North Awards, a highly-prized, property-based contest, by claiming top honours in two categories: Regeneration and Design through Innovation, and Project of the Year.
Will Rees, Director at Rees Straw Chartered Surveyors and Chairman of the awards judging panel, said the revamped town hall had not only created a state-of-the-art family entertainment and dining destination, it had ‘incorporated public realm improvements and helped to regenerate and breathe new life into the town centre’.
The two-year redevelopment of Oldham Town Hall was completed in March 2017.

1 Sep 2017
St Michael’s Development
Jackson’s Row Development News
New designs for Gary Neville’s controversial St Michael’s development by Manchester architects Hodder and Partners who took over from original architects Make (London). A 134.5m centerpiece tower replaces the previous two skyscraper buildings.

1 Sep 2017
Manchester Airport Transformation News
Architects: Benoy

Manchester Airport Transformation

11 Aug 2017
Planning granted for PRS development Cornbrook Works, Trafford
Design: Tim Groom Architects
Cornbrook Works, Trafford PRS
image courtesy of architects office

Cornbrook Works Trafford
Designed by Tim Groom Architects, Cornbrook Works will revitalise the 2.53 acre site, creating a new focal point at a key location conveniently opposite the Cornbrook Metrolink Interchange.

9 Aug 2017
Great Northern Warehouse, Square and Deansgate Terraces
Architect: SimpsonHaugh ; Masterplan: aLL Design
Great Northern Warehouse and Square design Manchester
image courtesy of architects

Great Northern Warehouse, Square and Deansgate Terraces
Public exhibition held at Great Northern Warehouse to showcase plans drawn up by Manchester-based architects SimpsonHaugh and landscape specialists Planit-IE to create a new urban quarter that reflects Manchester’s status as a truly global city.

5 Aug 2017
Maggie’s Oldham Building Shortlisted for the Wood Awards 2017
Design: dRMM, architects
Maggie’s Oldham | www.e-architect.co.uk
photo © Alex de Rijke

Maggie’s Oldham Building

24 Jul 2017
Demolition of Piccadilly Gardens Pavilion by Tadao Ando
The only building by this famous Japanese architect in the UK. Plans to demolish and replace Japanese architect Tadao Ando’s concrete pavilion at Piccadilly Gardens appear to be progressing.
Manchester Piccadilly Gardens Landscape design by Urban Edge Architecture | www.e-architect.co.uk
picture courtesy of architects office
Demolition of Piccadilly Gardens Pavilion

21 Jul 2017
Chapel Street Regeneration, Salford
Design: OMI Architects
Chapel Street Regeneration Buildings in Salford
image courtesy of architects

Chapel Street Regeneration in Salford
Salford City Council has given planning approval for the regeneration of a key site within the Salford Central Development Framework. The site bounded by Trinity Way and Chapel Street is to be developed to create 375 PRS apartments and 870m2 of commercial and retail space.

25 Jun 2017
XYZ Spinningfields
Design: Cartwright Pickard, Architects
XYZ Spinningfields Manchester office building | www.e-architect.co.uk
photo courtesy of architects

Allied London Spinningfields Office Manchester Building

RIBA North West Awards Shortlist
Chetham's Music School, Manchester building | www.e-architect.co.uk
photograph © Daniel Hopkinson
RIBA North West Awards 2017

26 + 16 Mar 2017
St Michael’s Manchester Development On Hold

Manchester City Council has confirmed that Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs have asked for this major city centre scheme to be put on hold.

St Michael's Manchester Project by Gary Neville
image courtesy of architects

Speaking at the MIPIM property fair, footballer-turned-developer Neville announced that he had asked the council not to consider the proposal designed by Make Architects so that it could be further refined.

St Michael’s Manchester Development News

21 Mar 2017
Angel Meadow Skyscraper Building
Plans have been unveiled for the first wave of dramatic redevelopment around Manchester’s historic Angel Meadow – including a 41-storey skyscraper, reports the Manchester Evening News.

Angel Meadow Skyscraper Building
image courtesy of architects

More than 750 new flats are proposed on four sites bordering the park as part of a wider vision to expand the neighbourhood and provide thousands of new homes across the northern fringe of the city centre.

Angel Meadow Manchester Buildings

Investors Far East Consortium International want to build two sets of new apartments on Aspen Street, town houses on Old Mount Street – on the other side of the park – and a huge residential tower block in the north eastern corner, off Gould Street.

Angel Meadows Tower Manchester

It says they will provide ‘high-quality parkside’ living by extending the NOMA quarter, which is currently focused around Co-Op’s headquarters at Angel Square.

The apartments – designed by architects 5Plus – will be a mixture of one, two and three-bed and FEC says it wants to encourage ‘long term’ occupation, either through ownership or rental.

Proposals for new homes around the fringes of Angel Meadow – including a skyscraper – were included in the council’s planning blueprint for the neighbourhood in 2015 and since then landowners the Co-Op have joined forces with developer FEC to draw up the latest plans.

More information on the proposals, which are being consulted on ahead of a full planning application, can be found at www.engage.coop/angel-meadows until April 7.

15 Mar 2017
Trinity Islands Manchester Buildings
Design: Child Graddon Lewis, Architects
Trinity Islands Manchester Towers
picture courtesy of architect

Trinity Islands Manchester Buildings
The proposed vertical village scheme will be located at the western end of the new 4.7 acre St. John’s Manchester. Child Graddon Lewis’ mixed-use development takes high density living to a new level, incorporating places to work, eat, rest and play.
The scheme designed for Allied London comprises of five elegant residential towers that sit on a park level podium, with the tallest to stand at ground floor + 66 storeys above.

28 Feb 2017
31 Booth Street Office Building
Design: OMI Architects
31 Booth Street Office Building Manchester
photo from architect

31 Booth Street Office Building
31 Booth Street is a Grade 2 listed office building in the Upper King Street Conservation Area, which forms the traditional commercial centre of Manchester. Originally designed by prolific Victorian practice Clegg and Knowles in 1868 the Venetian Gothic corner block was significantly altered in the 1980s.

13 Feb 2017
Citylabs in Manchester, Oxford Road
Design: Sheppard Robson
Citylabs in Manchester
image from architect

Citylabs in Manchester Building
The recently submitted planning proposal includes two major new commercial laboratory buildings.

12 Jan 2017
The Factory Manchester Building
Design: OMA
The Factory Manchester Arts Building
image from architect

The Factory Manchester Building
The plans for Factory, the flagship cultural venue for the North designed by world-leading architects Office for Metropolitan Architecture (OMA), founded by Rem Koolhaas, were granted planning approval by Manchester City Council. The project is OMA’s first major public building in the UK. Construction is due to begin in Spring 2017.

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Angel Meadows Skyscraper Manchester

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