U+I boss Richard Upton’s an impressive character, with an intense style of public speaking that puts one in mind of Terrance Stamp. So even if the ‘meanwhile’ use for the former Mayfield station didn’t look good, he’d manage to big it up.
It’s all happening on the other side of Manchester’s Great Ancoats Street. The Daily Express building’s been sold, and there’s a ton of Manchester Life schemes going up, the next of which, designed by Rafael Vinoly Architects, has attracted some caustic criticism during consultation.
The incoming chief executive of the Greater Manchester Combined Authority told the Place RESI audience local authorities were in agreement: in order to hit new housebuilding targets, “we will only deliver on our ambition if we take greater development risk.”