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2019 12 09 Hulme Playhouse 1

Hulme’s Playhouse produces first theatre show in 25 years

Once empty and decaying, the Grade II listed treasure is back in business

2019 11 29 Engels House 2

Manchester demolished: A recent search reveals city planning insanity

Jonathan Schofield looks into how whole streets and beautiful houses have been wiped away

2019 12 03 Hallé St Peters Exterior 2

Hallé St Peter’s - Manchester gains a superb new building

There's grace and beauty in Ancoats after a £6.6m extension of the church

2019 11 10 Daily Express Building

Manchester's iconic Daily Express Building has been re-invented, tightened and tidied

The building might be 80-years-old but still looks as fresh-faced and youthful as it did...

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Manchester's Alliance Business School gets a much needed facelift

Jonathan Schofield waves goodbye to ugly concrete and says hello to coloured glass walls

2019 09 10 Michelin View

City centre living is ace: especially as you get older

Jonathan Schofield chats to long-term city centre dwellers ahead of the 'Meet the Neighbours' weekend

2019 10 18 Property Roundup Elizabeth Tower

Property roundup – Elizabeth's cash boost, light the night, High Street behemoth approved

Bricks & Mortar part 9 - tall tales, car park woes and the death of churches

2019 09 20 Leonardo Hotel Adair Street

Property roundup – Piccadilly East is becoming a proper neighborhood and Angel Square offices have...

Bricks & Mortar part 6 - a new type of architecture, property and planning roundup for Manchester

2019 09 20 Ducie Street Warehouse

Take a look around Native, the largest aparthotel in the UK

Move over hotels and make way for the hybrid, lifestyle design-led stay

2019 09 09 Heritage Open Days

England’s biggest free heritage festival is coming to Manchester

From vintage bus tours to unusual places and hidden spaces, explore the city as never...

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La Cité du Vin - Exploring blazing Bordeaux

Neil Sowerby on life beyond claret in a city utterly transformed

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Changing Places - What were these Manchester buildings used for in a former life?

Louisa Gregson looks at what some venues used to be, once upon a time

2019 08 21 Pooley Barrack Street

Manchester's Hidden Heritage: Pooley's Houses, Princess Street

Stories behind of the once grand architecture you probably pass every day

2019 07 23 Knott M 2

Knott Mill: Oh no, the sweet city quarter gets a masterplan

Why keeping a low profile here might be best

2019 07 15 Tonkin Liu Heat Tower

New 40m high 'sculpture' will generate low-carbon heat and power for the city

Jonathan Schofield thinks this Tonkin Liu design is a beauty

2019 07 03 Prop Axis 2

'Architects and commentators take themselves far too seriously' - Axis Tower

Forthright designer Jon Matthews talks about the building people love or loathe

2019 06 14 Sleuth Foster

Sleuth: Mancunian predicts end of civilisation, chattering architects, beggars belief and other...

Week 24 in which Sleuth decides to build a bunker and stockpile food

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The Anaconda Cut: a considered view (from the top)

Jonathan Schofield looks across the cities and has a chat with the architects

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