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Piccadilly Place, Manchester
updated 19/04/04
Artist impression of new bridge Plans to develop Piccadilly Place in Manchester are well on target for work to begin at the end of this year.

Click here for a chance to have your poem built into the fabric of the development.
Artist impression of new bridge
Design ideas for Piccadilly Place
Design ideas for Piccadilly Place

The site at Piccadilly Place is divided into two by the Metrolink track:

The northern area comprises One Piccadilly Place, which would be a 285 bed hotel and Two Piccadilly Place, which is a c.55,000 sq ft office building.

The southern site comprises Three to Six Piccadilly Place, totalling c.300,000 sq ft of offices and Seven Piccadilly Place, which is a 117 unit apartment block.

The main pedestrian connection into Piccadilly Place will be a stunning new bridge spanning London Road from Piccadilly Station. This bridge will take pedestrians into the heart of the site and provide further access into the City Centre along Aytoun Street and Portland Street.

Developers Argent have been working with Manchester City Council and GMPTE, who are the joint landowners.

The work has been divided into two phases:

Design ideas for Piccadilly Place
Design ideas for Piccadilly Place piazza

Phase 1

Piccadilly Place will comprise the whole of the northern site (the hotel, Two Piccadilly Place, the bridge and the new piazza) and the whole of the car park over the southern site up to podium level.

Phase 2

In October 2003, Argent commissioned a design ideas competition to choose individual architects for the office buildings in the south. One of the key aspects which the architects were asked to address was the role which the site plays as a gateway to Manchester for passengers arriving by public transport as well as by car, and for national and international arrivals.

The winning masterplan will be revealed in May.

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