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Big Changes In New Islington

Redevelopment of the former Cardroom Estate in Ancoats has come a long way…

These stunning images show how far the redevelopment of New Islington in Ancoats has come.

Work on transforming the former Cardroom Estate into New Islington started in 2002 with Urban Splash leading the project.

The area, which spans the land between the Rochdale Canal and Ashton Canal, has seen many historic mills redeveloped into flats and apartments as well as new builds.

Some of the most notable work to date includes the infamous Will Alsop designed Chips building.

The eight-storey building is so called as it looks like fat chips balancing on top of each other.

Other stunning developments include the Ice Plant Building, Murray Mills and Cutting Room square.

And the work goes on … earlier this month the M.E.N. revealed more plans for 100 waterside flats at Islington Wharf which is the latest stage in the revamp of the marina area.

The application – a joint bid from Muse developments and the Canal and River Trust – says it will ‘reinforce’ the first two phases, built in 2008 and earlier this year, by creating ‘an exciting frontage to the Ashton canal basin’.

The application is the latest in a string of bids for new developments in and around Ancoats – some of which have been approved in recent weeks.

The Manchester Life partnership between the council and Manchester City’s owners have already had the first two phases of their £1bn housing masterplan given the green light – a major development on New Union Street and a renovation of Murrays Mills.

 

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