MANCHESTER | Media City Phase 2 | 8 X Towers up to 104M | 341FT | Up to 31 FLOORS


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Cost - £1 Billion

Developer - Peel Land and Property

Masterplan Architect - Chapman Taylor (Subdivided into multiple firms for each project)

Website - http://www.mediacityuk.co.uk/phase2

Expected Completion - 2020’s

Media City is a large mix use development based 2.5 miles from Manchester city centre in the Salford Quays area. The first phase consists of mainly offices and hotels, which are prominently occupied by Media studios such as BBC and ITVs UK headquarters. This area is essentially Manchesters version of Londons ‘Canary Wharf’, with its skyline extending the overall city, however being set a fair distance from one another.

Despite the areas extraordinary transformation since 2000 from wasteland and warehouses, Media City is currently lacking life and vibe. This is down to the fact of the heavily prominent office sector and 2D cityscape.

The £1bn phase 2 is set to change that impression. 8 new blocks consisting of 5 residential towers are to rise by the mid 2020’s, with 2 office blocks adding another 400,000Sqft of office space to the area as well as more integrated public spaces. Retail and leisure will wrap around the base of the buildings providing life to the streetscape. The overall scheme will add depth to the cityscape, giving the environment a warmer and more welcome appeal.

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Below are 7 of the 8 blocks which are to expand Media City, the 8th block will be occupied by a public square with a human-scale market building in the centre.

Each of the large scale project blocks will receive their individual thread at a later date, I will also be doing a photo shoot of the area on Friday 17th. For now however, feast your eyes on the below, further details are to come, so stay tuned!

B5 | 94M | 308FT | 22 FLOORS

Space - 370,000Sqft / 34,442Sqm

Use - Commercial

Architects - Sheppard Robson

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C6 | 88M | 289FT | 27 FLOORS

Use - Residential

Architects - Chapman Taylor

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C4 | 85M | 279FT | 26 FLOORS

Use - Residential

Architects - Jeffrey Bell

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C3 | 25M | 82FT | 6 FLOORS

Use - Commercial

Architects - Chapman Taylor

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D5 | 63M + 51M | 207FT + 167FT | 17 + 21 FLOORS

Use - Residential

Architects - 5Plus

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D4 | 11 FLOORS

Use - Parking + Commercial

Architects - Chapman Taylor

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D3 | 104M | 341FT | 31 FLOORS

Use - Residential

Architects - Hodder and Partner

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#2

Huge development! Mixed use is the way to go. That 341ft tall proposal, will that be the Manchester City’s tallest?


#3

Not quite VG! If all if the current proposals for Manchester go ahead on top of the completed builds this will place 21st tallest. Although expect it to drop further down the chart as there are a few other potentially tall towers in the pipeline for the near future.

However it will be the tallest at Media City /Salford Quays


#4

Wow! Manchester’s Booming.


#5

Nice!!!