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Deansgate South Development – Update

This development scheme next door to Deansgate Quay at the junction of Deansgate and Bridgewater Viaduct was granted planning permission in March 2016. We have now been informed (March 2017) that shortly afterwards the site was sold and that the new owners carried out some ground condition surveys which have led to changes to the […]

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Castlefield Gallery – VIP preview: Andrew McDonald – Thursday 27th April

Castlefield Gallery invites you to a VIP preview event on Thursday 27th April: VIP Preview & Introduction  Andrew McDonald  5pm – 5:30pm, Thursday 27 April 2017 This spring Castlefield Gallery presents a significant solo show of works in animation by artist Andrew McDonald. A selection of existing pieces will be presented alongside two new works […]

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Great Northern Square – Meeting Invite 30 March

For an invitation to a drop-in meeting 4 – 8pm Thursday 30 March on emerging plans for the great Northern Square: Great Northern Square Follow Up Meeting  

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2-4 Chester Road campaign continues!

2 – 4 Chester Road campaign continues despite call-in rejection. See Forum Press Release: 2-4 Chester Rd legal advice  

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2-4 Chester Road – Update

We heard on 13 March that our request to central government to call in the 2 – 4 Chester Road planning application has been turned down. The Government letter is here: 1703 Chester Road call in outcome to LPA 170313 Chester Road call in outcome third party   We would like to thank very much:   all […]

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2 – 4 Chester Road in Private Eye

2 – 4 Chester Road Central government has not yet decided on the request to ‘call in’ this application. In the meantime the proposed development (& the St Michael’s towers) featured this week in Private Eye in the ‘Nooks & Corners’ column written by writer and architectural historian Gavin Stamp under the pseudonym Piloti. Private Eye […]

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The Saul Hay Gallery Invite – Thursday 16 March 5.30pm to 8pm

The Saul Hay Gallery invites all Forum members to the preview of their new group exhibition ‘New Topographies’ Thursday 16 March 5.30pm to 8pm. Please view this link to find out more.  

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Manchester International Festival at the Upper Campfield Market

For info about this year’s Manchester International Festival including an new musical drama to be staged in Upper Campfield Market, please see the attachment below: UC consultation letter 2017    

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Castlefield Gallery – VIP Curator Tour – Saturday 11 March

Castlefield Gallery invites you to a VIP Curator Tour on Saturday 11 March: …in Dark Times: Curator Tour 2pm – 3:30pm, Saturday 11 March 2017 Castlefield Gallery’s Director, Helen Wewiora and Curator, Matthew Pendergast are pleased to invite you to a special afternoon introduction to the …in Dark Times exhibition. Much of our contemporary experiences are increasingly […]

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2-4 Chester Road Update!

Lucy Powell has supported our request to central government to ‘call in’ this planning application: Lucy Powell letter2316   All 3 City Centre Ward Councillors have supported the request too: City Centre Ward Councillors letter to NPCU 24 February 2017   The Forum has submitted additional reasons for the ‘call in’: Email to NPCU 23 […]

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