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Manchester Building News – up to and including 2016, arranged chronologically:

Manchester Architectural Designs – chronological list

18 Dec 2016
Stubbs Mill: Urban Splash Housing

14 Dec 2016
Henry Royce Institute at The University of Manchester

30 Nov 2016
Courtyard Project at Manchester Museum

29 Oct 2016
Manchester Architecture Photos

28 Oct 2016
The Whitworth Gallery Extension

27 Oct 2016
The Pilcrow Pub

25 Oct 2016
St John’s Place Tower at former Granada Studios

21 Oct 2016
The Crafty Pig Bar in Manchester

19 Oct 2016
Twentieth Century Society Condemns St Michael’s Manchester Buildings
Design: Make architects
St Michael's Manchester Development by Gary Neville
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Manchester Buildings by Gary Neville and Ryan Giggs

Middlewood Locks Manchester Buildings
Design: WCEC Architects
Middlewood Locks Manchester Development
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Middlewood Locks Manchester Buildings – 5 Oct 2016
Detailed planning consent has been submitted for the second phase of Middlewood Locks development, a 24-acre new residential and commercial neighbourhood at the western gateway to Manchester’s Central Business District.

Manchester Toastrack Flats, Hollings Campus, 6 Cromwell Range, Fallowfield, Manchester M14
Renewal Design: Ollier Smurthwaite / SixTwo Architects
Manchester Toast Rack Flats
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Toast Rack Flats in Fallowfield – 29 Jul 2016

Moorside Open Design Competition – 28 Jan 2016

Manchester Skyscraper by Architect Ian Simpson – 17 Jan 2016

Manchester Cathedral Architecture Competition
Design: FCBStudios
Entance to Manchester Cathedral, England
photo : Wikimedia Commons ; Date: 10 March 2015, Author: Rept0n1x
Manchester Cathedral Architecture Competition – 6 Jan 2016
FCBStudios wins Manchester Cathedral development: the architecture competition organised by Dooley Associates sought an ‘aspirational and symbolic’ design to ‘preserve and enhance’ the cathedral’s west façade.

Manchester Metropolitan University Student Union
Design: FCBStudios
Manchester Metropolitan University Student Union
photo : Hufton & Crow
Manchester Metropolitan University Student Union Building – 20 Dec 2015
A tough, flexible and fun new building for the students of Manchester Metropolitan University, made from materials that reflect its cultural importance and pay homage to neighbouring Victorian pubs and playhouses.

Wythenshawe Transport Interchange

Noma Christmas Tree in Manchester

HOME Manchester Arts Centre
Design: Mecanoo architecten
Home Manchester arts centre
photograph Courtesy of Mecanoo
HOME Manchester Arts Centre – 28 May 2015
HOME, Manchester’s new centre for international contemporary art, theatre and film, is a catalyst for the developments around First Street, giving Manchester a new cultural epicentre.

Salford Bridge Design Competition
The Crescent Salford
photograph from RIBA Competitions
Salford Bridge Design Competition shortlist news – 11 Oct 2013
Ambitious architects could gain an international reputation with the launch of a competition to design a new pedestrian bridge for Salford. Architects and engineers have been asked to put forward concepts for the new bridge, which would cross the River Irwell.

Rochdale Town Centre Architecture Competition
Design proposals sought to bring life back to Rochdale Town Centre
Rochdale Town Centre Design Competition
Rochdale Metropolitan Borough Council, the RIBA and Places Matter! are challenging teams of urbanists worldwide to be inspired and inspire others in bringing life back to Rochdale’s streets.

Number One Riverside Rochdale, north of Manchester – building news – 23 Jul 2013
Design: Faulknerbrowns
Number One Riverside Rochdale
photo © Hufton+Crow
After a successful design competition, Faulknerbrowns were asked by Rochdale Borough Council to design a new civic office to achieve three strategic objectives:
• rationalization of their estate from thirty-three buildings into one;
• provision of an environment which delivers ‘new ways of working’;
• creation of a sense of community engagement and social transparency.
All of these objectives on their own stimulated and excited the design team; combined, they provided a unique opportunity to develop a special building within the challenging context of an economic downturn.

BIMM Manchester Music College
Design: Ben Kelly Design
BIMM Manchester Music College
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BIMM Manchester Music College – 25 Jun 2013
BIMM Manchester, the newest college to open in the award-winning contemporary music education group BIMM, has commissioned the celebrated interior design practice Ben Kelly Design (BKD) to create a unique and inspiring destination for aspiring music industry professionals studying full time accredited courses at Diploma and Degree level.

Chetham’s Music School
Design: Stephenson: ISA Studio
Chetham's Music School Manchester Architecture News
photograph © Daniel Hopkinson
Chetham’s Music School – 19 Jun 2013
Chetham’s School of Music is the largest world class Music School in the UK and is unique to the region. The existing medieval building contains the first public library in England, which boats amongst its’ scholars Karl Marx and is an architectural gem. It is currently not readily accessible to the public and one of the main design principles was to create a dialogue between the existing buildings, the new school and its wider context.

National Graphene Institute
Design: Jestico + Whiles
National Graphene Institute Manchester Architecture News
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National Graphene Institute Manchester – 31 Jan 2013
Design for this new building at The University of Manchester has been granted planning consent. The new £61m facility will be a world-leading research and incubator centre dedicated to the development of the ‘wonder material’ called graphene.

Oldham College Building
Design: Aedas
Oldham College
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Oldham College – 21 Jan 2013
Oldham’s area planning committee has approved plans for the first phase of Oldham College’s capital development programme, designed by Aedas, that will see its Rochdale Road campus transformed into a 21st century learning hub. Work begins on site on 4th February.

Cancer Research Centre – MCRC
Design: Capita Symonds
Manchester Cancer Research Centre
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Cancer Research Centre Manchester – 5 Dec 2012
Work on the new £28.5m Manchester Cancer Research Centre building has started on site. The architects are providing multidisciplinary services for the state-of-the-art research facility which will be crucial in helping to develop and improve cancer treatment.

Birley Fields Academic Building, Hulme
Design: Capita Symonds
Birley Fields Manchester Architecture News
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Birley Fields Academic Building Manchester – 5 Dec 2012
The architects have been appointed to provide multidisciplinary design services on Manchester Metropolitan University’s new £60m Birley Fields academic building in Hulme.

Piccadilly Basin Public Artwork
The Office for Subversive Architecture
Piccadilly Basin Building - Manchester Architecture News
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Piccadilly Basin Public Artwork – 28 Jun 2012
The Office for Subversive Architecture has given its unique twist to Manchester’s Piccadilly Basin as part of the Cultural Olympiad. Following an international design competition for students from the Manchester School of Architecture and the École Spéciale d‘Architecture, in Paris, a formerly neglected site has been transformed into Atelier [zero], a buzzing hive of activity, complete with boating on the wharf and artists’ studios.

BBC North, MediaCityUK, Salford
BBC North
photo : Gareth Gardner
BBC North Manchester – 19 Dec 2012

Carbuncle Cup 2011 Winner : MediaCityUK
MediaCityUK, located in Salford, wins Carbuncle Cup for 2011 – 2 Sep 2012

Manchester Arts & Cultural Centre
Manchester Arts & Cultural Centre
image from architects
Manchester Arts & Cultural Centre – 4 Jul 2012

Airport City Manchester
5plus Architects
Airport City Manchester Architecture News
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Airport City Manchester – 2 Jun 2012

Gary Neville’s House, Bolton
Make Architects
Eco House Bolton
picture from architect
Gary Neville House – 20 May 2012

Manchester Architecture Photos
Contact Theatre Manchester Architecture News
photo © Adrian Welch
Manchester Architecture Photos : Key New Buildings – 16 May 2012

The Point, Old Trafford Cricket Ground
The Point Old Trafford Manchester Architecture News
photo : BDP © David Barbour
Old Trafford Cricket Ground – 14 May + 15 Mar 2012

Manchester Central Library Redevelopment
Ryder Architecture
Manchester Library Building
image from architect
Manchester Central Library – 13 May 2012

Victoria Station Renewal
Manchester Victoria Station
photo © Adrian Welch
Victoria Station Refurbishment – 4 May 2012

Trafford Town Hall
5plus Architects
Trafford Town Hall
image received 140311
Trafford Town Hall

Salford House 4 Life
Shortlist News: Salford House 4 Life Competition. 10 Mar 2012

Manchester Science Parks
Manchester Science Parks Masterplan
image © John McAslan + Partners
Manchester Science Parks

Manchester Building News 2010

Great Marlborough St Tower
Hodder + Partners
Great Marlborough Street Tower Manchester
image : Hodder + Partners
Great Marlborough Street Tower

Albert Mill Building
RBC design for Urban Splash
Albert Mill
photo : Urban Splash
Albert Mill

Manchester Civil Service Campus Masterplan
Manchester civil service campus masterplan
image © Flashforward
Manchester Civil Service Campus

Manchester Building News 2009

Manchester Airport Award
Manchester Airport Terminal 1
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Manchester Airport Terminal 1, UK : BCSC Gold Award

Manchester Town Hall Project
Manchester Town Hall
photo © webbaviation
Manchester Town Hall Redevelopment : Winners. 26 Nov 2009

Imperial war museum north promenade
Imperial war museum north promenade
image from architects
Imperial war museum north promenade, Manchester : FoRM Associates

Whitworth Art Gallery Competition News
Whitworth Art Gallery
photo : Whitworth Art Gallery
Whitworth Art Gallery : Winner announced

Salford BSF Schools
Salford BSF School
image from architects
Salford School Buildings, Manchester : Aedas

Chips, New Islington
Alsop Architects
Chips Manchester
photograph : Christian Richters
Chips Manchester

JS Bach Chamber Music Hall
Zaha Hadid Architects
JS Bach Chamber Music Hall
image courtesy Zaha Hadid Architects
JS Bach Chamber Music Hall Manchester

Media CityUK – B4 Building, Salford Quays
Sheppard Robson
Media CityUK Building
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Media CityUK Building

Manchester Property Development News 2009 – in full

Manchester Building News 2008

Manchester Law Courts
Manchester Civil Justice Centre
photograph : Tim Griffith
Manchester Civil Justice Centre wins RIBA Award

ID:SR, Sheppard Robson
Spinningfields Manchester office
image from architects
Spinningfields Manchester office

Tutti Frutti competition
Tutti Frutti
image from architects
New Islington competition : 6 schemes on board

Manchester housing
Union North
Manchester towers
image from architects
Manchester towers : Three residential towers for Urban Splash

Forty Springardens
Architects : Aedas
Manchester office building
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Manchester office building

Owen Street development
Ian Simpson Architects
Owen Street development
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Manchester building : Planning approval Jan 2008

Exchange Greengate
Fielden Clegg Bradley
Exchange Greengate
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Salford building

Manchester Development News 2008 – in full

Manchester Building News 2007

Murray’s Mills Ancoats Village
Design: BDP Architects
Murray’s Mills
photo © David Barbour/BDP
Manchester development

Axis tower, Albion Street
HKR Architects
Axis Tower
image from architects
Manchester tower

mediacity:uk – masterplan, Salford Quays
Benoy Architects
mediacity:uk manchester
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Salford development : BBC’s buildings

Adelphi Street tower, Salford
SMC Alsop
Adelphi Street Salford
image from architects
Manchester tower building

Abito, Greengate, Salford
Salford housing
photo : David Barbour/BDP
Salford housing

Beetham Tower – Tallest residential tower in Europe
Ian Simpson Architects
Manchester Hilton Hotel
photo © webbaviation
Manchester Hilton

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