Saturday, 13 January 2007

Al spots Cool Britannia?

During a meandering ramble, Al ambled past this point of interest:

Clearly, development has not even started - but Manchester, in England-land, is collaborating in 3 builds:
Urbis is the Museum of Urban Life, in central Manchester
One Manchester is an initiative in response to the UK government's Digital Challenge
Manchester UK ? Probably what is says it is

The other island, 21CC, had Al puzzled - but the helpful people at Urbis have corrected Al's suspicion that this was something to do with the BBC. The 21CC in question is actually a Manchester-based virtual worlds consultancy, Clicks & Links, who are helping with the build. FYI: the moniker "21CC" = 21st Century Communities. [Thx Urbistas! 15-01-06]

PS: During the same ramble, Al also spotted "Brighton UK". This looks fairly advanced, and as you can see, there are a couple of people (builders?) there. But it's not open to the public yet.
Ho hum...

2 comments:

Urbis said...

Good spot---all under construction of course. 21CC is nothing to do with the Beeb, but is a cover name for one of the partners in the Manchester 2L developments.

nic said...

Looks like the Brighton Pavillion to me.