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MARY BURNS AWARDS
DAY 9

THE `YOU WHAT? £130,000 TO DO UP A TERRACE HOUSE!' AWARD

Who could charge over £130,000 to refurbish terrace houses in the Top Streets of Higher Broughton?

Could it be Gordon Brown? Nah, the Prime Minister replied to a resident, via his Communities and Local Government Department two years ago estimating the cost at around £70,000 per terrace.

Could it be local builders? Nope. A local builder reckoned it would cost between £50,000 and £70,000 per property.

What about City West Housing? Not them either – they did up similar houses in Irlam this year for around £37,000

How about Urban Vision – Salford Council's own joint venture company? No.  They quoted a price of £64,313 to refurbish a terrace in Gainsborough Street, literally across the road from the Top Streets.

Who could it have been then????

Ladies and Gentlemen.  The winner of the `YOU WHAT? £130,000 TO DO UP A TERRACE HOUSE!' AWARD…goes to…

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SALFORD CITY COUNCIL

This incredible price to do up terrace houses came in a letter to Top Streets residents in April this year. The residents were in discussions with Salford Council to save and refurbish 23 houses in the Top Streets but then the bombshell came that to do this was no longer `economically viable' because refurbishment costs would be "up to £130,000 per property" and that "these costs are now likely to have increased".

The residents, who have suffered with uncertainty about their homes for years, immediately slapped a High Court injunction on the Council, which was subsequently paused for a six week `consultation period', which ended last week. We'll know the results very soon.

But in the meantime the `YOU WHAT? £130,000 TO DO UP A TERRACE HOUSE!' AWARD…goes to…

SALFORD CITY COUNCIL

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