Not a week seems to pass without a new major development for Manchester being announced. Now as the end of a fantastic year for Manchester approaches four developments have been announced included Manchester’s second tallest skyscraper. The skyline of Manchester is rapidly changing, its being transformed from an industrial city of Victorian warehouses and factories to a cosmopolitan hub graced with contemporary glass enclaved buildings and pioneering architectural structures. The first of four new structures is what will be the second tallest building in Manchester behind Beetham tower. On the cities River Street just off Mancunian way, a forty two storey tower designed by Ian Simpson, who also designed Beetham tower will built in mid-2016.
The building on the where it will stand has stood empty since 2005 when the original developer went bust and has since been used as a car park. The new structure will house four hundred and twenty apartments, restaurants, bars and leisure facilities. It is set to be an impressive structure whose luxurious apartments have already caught the imagination of the city’s most sensational ladies from Exclusive Company Manchester Escorts. With a number planning on buying one when it is finished. Next is a new mixed used development in the city’s Gay Village, Urban & Civic are planning to build on a site that has lain empty for over two decades and was originally supposed to be developed in 2007, but the idea was scrapped due to the financial crisis.
There will be 238 apartments, a four star hotel, commercial unis and a new public square, development will begin in next year with completion expected in 2018. The third development is to take place on the site of what was Boddingtons brewery. Again it’s initially development flopped due to the economic climate and it has stood as a carpark for a number of years. New plans have proposed to a mixed use site which will be fifty percent residential and the creation of a new neighbourhood. Standing next to Strangeways it is a gate to the city that has long been left neglected and the new plans will provide a boost to one of the most poverty stricken areas of the city. Finally is the next instalment to the First Street development where HOME arts centre, Innside Hotel and the first street office block stands. The second phase of development will include residential and students accommodation, office space and considerable retail and leisure space. There is no sign of the development of Manchester slowing down, London better watch its back.