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Post by Mr007 on Fri Dec 03, 2010 7:02 am

Gravity Gets Height Boost

Time and Tide Homes have resubmitted plans for the planned Gravity tower in Manchester on the border of the Piccadilly Gateway bounded by Store Street and Great Ancoats Street.

The 33 floor building has been increased in height to 116 metres from 97.5 metres with the addition of an extra 3 floors into it and an extra floor on the adjacent lower-rise block all boosting the number of flats on offer.

This height boost will put it only 2 metres shorter than the CIS Tower which held Manchester's record for many years showing just how far things have come recently in proposing taller towers spurred on by the likes of the Beetham Tower.

Other design revisions include a changing of the actual look of the tower, gone is the strong blue hue that it previously had along with the white bay windows that punctured the sides - they have been replaced by something tinged yellowish making the appearance much less striking. The basic shape remains including the curved sides that front onto the street corner and the idea of the main bulk of the tower standing solidly above a glass multi-level entrance.

Accommodation offered within is a total of 383 new apartments of which 325 including 4 duplex penthouses are in the tower with the remainder in the lower-rise block. This is an increase from the 284 planned for the previous designs of the tower.

Both buildings include two levels of retail space on the lower floors adding up to 1,625 square metres of retail space between them, and there are also two underground levels of parking beneath the tower with 160 car spaces. The other 31 floors of the main tower are all residential.

Construction of the 72 million project, designed by Austin Smith Lord, is set to begin in December 2007 if they get the expected planning permission around August or September. Phase one of the apartments are set to be released to the market in September 2008 for a 2010 completion.

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