RIBA hopeful Moss: ‘architects are on a knife edge’

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Dan Whelan

Nick Moss, director of Manchester-based practice Sixtwo Architects and RIBA presidency candidate, urged the industry to address failures in the design and build system creating an "impoverished built environment” and sidelining architects.

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Parsonage regeneration takes step forward

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Dan Whelan

Manchester City Council’s executive is to agree a strategic regeneration framework for the area between Blackfriars Street and Bridge Street, including plans to improve Parsonage Gardens and demolish the 18-storey Albert Bridge House.

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First Street expansion tipped for sign-off

Dan Whelan

Three sites are to be added to Manchester's First Street development framework, providing scope for more than 1m sq ft of commercial space, including an office tower at Little Peter Street. 

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IQ sets out Manchester vision

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Dan Whelan

The student accommodation provider has earmarked three of its sites for potential redevelopment as part of a 15-year estate strategy, including potentially building a 55-storey tower near Piccadilly station. 

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Council to adopt revised Noma framework

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Noma, the 20-acre mixed-use neighbourhood north of Manchester city centre, has been earmarked for future development in a revised strategy to be approved by councillors this week.

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Café conversion for 55 Spring Gardens

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Dan Whelan

A ground floor office at the 55,700 sq ft building in Manchester is to be converted into a Scandinavian-style café and bar run by Beatnikz Republic Brewing Company, after a successful application by the landlord Aviva Investors.

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Ask and Salboy schemes secure consent

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Dan Whelan

Ask Real Estate’s Staycity hotel, and Salboy’s Shudehill office are the last proposals to be approved by Manchester City Council’s three-person emergency panel, as the authority announced it would pivot to full virtual planning committees at the end of July.