Manchester Airport has today issued a warning to travellers as several countries ban UK flights following news of the detection of the “new variant” of coronavirus.
With Canada becoming the latest country to ban all flights from the UK – joining Belgium, Italy, Germany, Ireland, Israel, France, Denmark, Poland, Bulgaria, Austria, the Netherlands, Poland and more expected – amid rising fears about the spread of the new strain, Manchester Airport has taken to social media to issue a message of warning to those booked to travel over the coming days.
While Manchester Airport currently remains open to the public and in service, bosses have informed travellers that many flights are “subject to short notice change or cancellation”.
Passengers are being advised to check with airlines in advance before travelling to the airport.
In a post directly addressed to those booked to fly via its official social media platforms, Manchester Airport said: “While Manchester Airport remains open, many flights are subject to short notice change or cancellation.
“If you are due to be flying to a country with restrictions in place, please check with your airline before travelling to the airport.”
The new coronavirus (COVID-19) strain sweeping across London and the south east of England has prompted certain EU nations to start restricting inbound flights from the UK.
In addition to the ban by the aforementioned European countries, the Czech Republic has imposed stricter quarantine measures for people arriving from Britain, and Turkey and Morocco have announced they will be suspending air travel from the UK, while the official Saudi Press Agency reports Saudi Arabia is also suspending international flights for one week.
El Salvador is too barring entry to anyone who has visited the UK in the preceding 30 days.
Prime Minister Boris Johnson is today due to chair a meeting of the UK Government’s COBRA Civil Contingencies Committee.
On Saturday, Mr Johnson said there was “no evidence” the new variant “causes more severe illness or higher mortality”, but “it does appear to be passed on significantly more easily”.
He added that the new strain could be up to 70% more transmissible than the old virus variant.
For the latest information, guidance and support during the coronavirus (COVID-19) pandemic in the UK, please do refer to official sources at gov.uk/coronavirus.
A look at the plans to turn historic Ancoats mill with rich musical heritage into new apartment complex
Hodder + Partners have just revealed new CGIs and a more detailed look at the plans for their redevelopment of the longstanding Brunswick Mill in Ancoats which is set to become a brand-new apartment complex.
The proposals to turn the once creative space with decades of musical heritage into a new residential site were revealed back in 2021 and approved within just a few months, despite having been met with plenty of resistance given its history and cultural significance.
Nevertheless, Northern company Big Red Construction recently kicked off the £50+ million renovation on behalf of developer Arrowsmith Investments and the apartments are projected to be finished in 2026.
With that in mind, the architectural designers Hodder have just released a new look at what Brunswick Mill is set to look like once completed:
Set to transform the historic industrial mill-turned-creative space and music studios on the edge of New Islington into 153 new apartments, ranging from one, two and three-bedroom residences, the redevelopment will be spread across two phases.
In line with designs by Hodder + Partners, the initial phase involves converting the existing mill building and the construction of new four and seven-storey elements to accommodate the remaining 127 homes on the Bradford Road plot in Ancoats.
Big Red Construction, who are also working on the Peelers Yard building for CERT Property and Myprotein founder Oliver Cookson, are expected to complete phase one by the first quarter of 2026.
Here’s another look at what living space people are already buying up:
Along with Hodder + Partners as architects, the project team also consists of HW Consultancy who are covering structural aspects, Manchester firm Clancy for mechanical and electrical considerations, as well as AM Pyro as fire engineers.
With property company Orlando Reid serving as estate agents for the project, 42 out of the 153 apartments have already been sold off-plan, with managing director Baljit Arora describing it as “an exciting period for all parties involved and for the city of Manchester”.
This is just the latest chapter in the continued regeneration of the Ancoats and the New Islington areas, which remain two of the most heavily re-developed areas in the city centre and Greater Manchester as a whole. You can see other hot properties in and around the region HERE.