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First Skyscraper Proposed For Manchester

Manchester has seen its first true skyscraper proposal with Ian Simpson Architects for Beetham proposing a 150m+ tower for Deansgate, the current ground zero of the city's redevelopment. The 48 floor hotel and residential building, which has been secretly under design for over 2 years has the support of both English Heritage and the local council.

At a cost of 150 million the 153m tall glass tower will be have on its top an 18m "glass blade", views of Snowdonia and Liverpool, a 285 bed Hilton Hotel, and 219 apartments ranging from 100,000 to 2.5 million each. Most impressively of all will be a skybar on the 32nd floor serving drinks to those who want to admire the view giving proper public access to the tower which will be the tallest outside of London.

Beetham already have a number of towers under construction in Britains regional cities with both Liverpool and Birmingham seeing new skyscrapers rise. Each proposal has got progessively more ambitious but scaled back, however with the support of so many public bodies this one looks likely to go ahead.

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