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THING OF THE WEEK

A VERY SCOUSE SITE VISIT (PART TWO)… We return to see Primesite, a Liverpool developer always keen to encourage hard hatted site visits. Of course, high vis and steel-toed boots are also an essential part of any construction site outfit, but at Primesite’s Herculaneum Quay, they’ve also had to be clear about certain items now banned from the dress code. Not the safest, or indeed the warmest, clothing for a builder.


Suri

SURI TO SEE YOU GO… The merry-go-round of the Manchester restaurant scene continues, this week with the closure of Suri, which for six months occupied the former Quill unit on King Street. Team Place’s love of Suri’s Middle Eastern-inspired tapas and varied wine list obviously wasn’t enough to keep it going, and while we’re sad to see it go, it’s good to hear that co-founder and property stalwart Andrea George has already landed on her feet in a new role at Bruntwood. The unit will no doubt soon re-open, with another venture attempting to steal the King Street crown, or at least some custom, from the indomitable El Gato Negro.   


CURTAIN TWITCHER… If you’ve ever fancied a nose around the homes of your favourite fictional characters, serviced apartment operator Clarendon has done the fantasy work for you, creating the floorplans for the flats lived in by a range of popular characters, including Sherlock, Del Boy, Chandler and Joey, and Carrie Bradshaw. Have a look around, and wonder how half of them afforded such large apartments considering we rarely saw any work done on their shows… https://clarendonlondon.com/clarendon-blog/fictional-apartment-floor-plans/

Sherlock


ON THIS DAY… Feel like every British summer is a wash out? Not so. Cast your mind back to this week, 14 years ago, when the UK recorded its highest ever temperature of 38.5°C, on 10 August 2003. Who knows, we could still be in for a heat wave…


PILING UP… The build boom continues in Manchester. Piling has begun at 125 Deansgate, the Worthington Properties office now under construction in the city centre. Looking forward to seeing this Glenn Howells-designed block emerge out of the ground…

 


STRAW POLL… The latest iteration of designs for Great Northern have been released by Trilogy Real Estate and Peterson Group, with the first phase centred around a revamp of the public realm at Great Northern Square. The underused ampitheatre will be filled in, with grass and new f&b units installed. After the uproar surrounding Will Alsop’s design for an office on stilts which came out a couple of years ago, the new images are a welcome reprieve. Not everyone is on board though, with the proposed café sitting under the lawn seen by some as building on much-needed public realm. Place North West readers seem supportive though, with 88% of those polled by the time of publication supporting the café. Take part below…

 

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