Global architecture practice, Farrells appointed as masterplanners for northern gateway scheme in Manchester by Far East Consortium: emphasis on design quality and sustainability, open space and reactivating the river area.
Manchester building news – incl expansion plans for iconic venue Band on the Wall ; Oldham Town building renewal ; Cornbrook Works, Trafford ; and Angel Meadow skyscraper building, 41-storey skyscraper proposal on northern fringe of city centre.
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 lozenge-plan 134.5m centerpiece tower replaces two skyscraper buildings.
£1bn expansion of Manchester Airport’s Terminal 2 by architects Benoy starts. Benoy’s Team will be delivering the Interior Concept Design for the International Departure Lounge for the scheme which has been described as the biggest single construction project to take place in Greater Manchester.
Developer Bellward Properties receives planning approval for 363 unit PRS (private rented sector) residential development Cornbrook Works, Trafford, designed by Tim Groom Architects on a 2.5 acre site.
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. Masterplan by Will Alsop’s aLL Design.
Maggie’s Oldham building designed by dRMM architects shortlisted for the Wood Awards 2017. It is the world’s first permanent building built with hardwood cross-laminated timber (CLT). It complements encology clinical care offered by the hospital.
Manchester Architecture Tours, buildings by Mecanoo, Libeskind, Calatrava, Ando, Ian Simpson Architects and many more – info on booking an architecture guide for building walks around this city – Manchester walking tours
Demolition of concrete pavilion by Tadao Ando, the only building by this celebrated Japanese architect in the UK. Manchester City Council desire to “refresh” Piccadilly Gardens, a green space in the city centre. The pavilion building and controversial wall will be replaced by larger glass and timber structure designed by Urban Edge.
Design proposal by OMI Architects to form two groups of buildings straddling a new public square. The development opens a pedestrian route from Chapel Street to the New Bailey area, Spinningfields and Manchester city centre. 375 apartments and 870sqm of commercial & retail space.
Design: Chapman Taylor
Chapman Taylor’s new 220 bedroom Holiday Inn Express, built off-site from purpose built steel shipping containers, has been completed at Manchester’s Trafford City.
The strategic plan for Timekeepers Square, therefore, has been to create clearly defined rows of terraces that relate in a sensitive and contemporary manner to neighbouring Georgian terraces, responding to them in height, massing, and rhythm.
Design: Cartwright Pickard, Architects
Speculative ten-storey, workspace building commissioned by Allied London. The design is specifically aimed at the fast expanding TMT (technology, media and telecommunications), a highly ‘agile’ speculative commercial office, also acting as a community hub.
The brief for Stephenson: ISA Studio was to create a unique contemporary new building for the musical and academic teaching facilities, providing a state-of-the-art environment which will be a fitting platform for the students.