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New Residential Tower Planned For Manchester

Developer Time and Tide have unveiled their new planned tower to stand on Store Street in Manchester that they hope Manchester City Council will approve in the coming months.

The development has been named Gravity and has been designed by architect firm, Austin Smith Lord. The tower sits on a site bounded by Store Street and Great Ancoats Street occupying a prominent corner position which dictates its curving shape around the site. Attached is a six floor lower-rise block that when combined with the tower will provide 300 new one, two and three bedroom apartments whilst there will be retail and leisure areas around the ground areas.

The design is prominently clad in blue glass recessed from white areas with windows set inside that provide the patterning scheme. There is a large ground floor area of blue glass set back from a number of white pillars that support the main body of the tower cantilevering out above whilst being scarce enough to give the impression the bulk "floats" above the lower floors.

The apartments are not only set to get the highest environmental BREEM rating but also designed for maximum configuration with the ability of occupants to slide walls to allow them to customise their living space how they want.

It's hard to overstate just how much the views that the marketing images of Gravity show are set to change. As well as Gravity, the Eastgate Tower will also feature prominently in them not to mention the nearby Sarah Tower.

Time and Tide hope to have the project approved as soon as possible - as so far it has been welcomed by statutory bodies they have consulted this likely to happen sooner than later with few objections.

The aim for a construction date in the first half of 2007 with a finish date in 2008. That's pretty good going for a scheme of this size, particularly when you take into account the time it is taking potential neighbours to get on site.

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