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PROPERTY DEVELOPER MOVES BROUGHTON IN SALFORD TO MANCHESTER
 

Star date: 30th July 2018

QUEENS TERRACE NEAR BROUGHTON BATHS RE-BRANDED 'MANCHESTER' – AS FLATS THAT WERE SUPPOSED TO BE 'AFFORDABLE' NOW ON SALE FOR OVER £185,000

Flats that were supposed to be 'affordable' in the Queens Terrace development on Great Cheetham Street West near Broughton baths are now on sale to investors at over £185,000.

To add insult to injury, the developer has now re-branded the Broughton block as in 'Manchester'.

Full details here...


Queens Terrace Salford Queens Terrace Salford
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The Queens Terrace row of Victorian houses on Great Cheetham Street West in Broughton are currently being converted into 28 one and two bedroom apartments.

The flats, by developer Endeavour, were supposed to be 'affordable', in accordance with planning permission granted by Salford City Council in 2015 – but this month the developer managed to overturn this, arguing that the scheme is in a 'low value' area and that, in line with  Council policy, "no affordable housing provision should have been sought"...

Affordable housing conditions were also applied as the development sought public money Empty Homes funding, and the completed properties were supposed to be leased via Salix Homes at a social rent for a period of five years. However, Endeavour overturned this too, on the context that "the project to date has been entirely privately financed and continues to be so..."

The report by the Salford Council planning officer stated that that the developer would now "provide private rental accommodation and/or dwellings for sale to first time buyers."

The one and two bedroom flats, with the first phase set to be completed in December, are now being flogged to investors 'from £158,000' with a two bedroom flat already on the market for £185,235.

Potential speculators are being wooed with 'estimated' rental yields of between 5% and 6%, with no mention of 'first time buyers'...only mentions of a 'private gated community'. 

Meanwhile, the Great Cheetham Street West blocks have been re-branded as Queens Terrace, Manchester... 'a development rich in history reborn'And geography 'reborn' too...


You can find out more details at www.queensterracemanchester.com  

For a full background see previous Salford Star article: Salford Developer Overturns Affordable Housing Agreement – click here

HazelHasGone wrote
at 07:18:39 on 10 August 2018
Did a little bit of digging on "Endevour Strategic" - guess what? they have links to the Cayman Islands. https://www.datocapital.ky/companies/Endeavour-Strategic-Management-Ii-Ltd.html Tax dodge perhaps?
 
Bob the regular wrote
at 20:43:28 on 06 August 2018
I like Tom remember the good old days and the rum goings on in bedsit land. but when you think of it they were not safe and a bit scruffy to say the least.It might be an idea to purpose build some small ,tiny even purpose built studio appartments for the the younger generation to get up to the same mischief in as we used to.
 
Call out the instigators wrote
at 18:06:40 on 06 August 2018
Because there's something in the air. In answer to Tom, who sounds a bit brassed off as I am about this loss of Salfordian identity thing. There is something in the air that will put Salford on the map with regards to SALFORD, AFFORDABLE HOUSING and one other word that may seem a bit odd when used in conjunction with the other 3. Someone has thought of a new angle to housing .I promise it will be fun.
 
tom nolan wrote
at 09:17:42 on 06 August 2018
in the early 60s a few mates had bed sits../..flats in the top attics 2cnd house in I think it was. The memories I have of wild sex and music parties springs to mind wen I drive by..and just over the road from whisky agogo . riverboat club and post office pub was it .. long time ago....any ways I phoned them and asked why advertising Salford as Manchester to sell the flats. And pointed out that am a proud Salford boy born and bread .gave me the same answer as Salford uni did the year before . no ones here'd of Salford . the name is not marketable..wont repeat my retort to the guy.
 
TSK27M wrote
at 06:00:51 on 05 August 2018
I live near these and am just glad they are being done up at last and sold....Been an eyesore for too long! As regards the whole Salford/Manchester thing, I am not too bothered..Greater Manchester would be more acceptable to many of us, but that can sound too FAR OUT for buyers not in the know...
 
wrote
at 20:24:54 on 03 August 2018
Well Not forgot--------you have to wonder why the social and economic cleansing of the top and bottom streets took place. Have a walk round the corner to Wellington Street East and have a look at the hoardings for the flats there. They are being marketed as having Kosher kitchens and have succahs. The library now has a load of prefabs where the carpark was and the old telephone exchange in going to be used as a carpark for the school. It seems like the council didn't want your kind in the area.
 
Salford Star wrote
at 17:48:23 on 01 August 2018
OK that's enough of this off-topic tosh. Unless it's directly related to the article nothing further will be posted
 
Philip Giuseppe Rossi, The Broadwalk ... wrote
at 17:46:28 on 01 August 2018
Thank you, Retired Socialist, You vindicate me. And Persecutor, Who art thou? Are you from Conservative Central Office? Are you a Specialist, having come up North to do some Wet Work. Now listen to me you foetid right wing Tory scum, your heinous Wicked Tory Goverment tactics won't work. Not here. Not in Salford. Salford is a Citadel of Socialism. It is a workers utopian paradise. Salford is Labour and Labour IS SALFORD! Remember this you vile troll, your right wing intrigues will not work here. Not now. Not ever.
 
Retired Socialist wrote
at 14:03:11 on 01 August 2018
Mr Rossi I really suggest you seek some form of mental health help, if you cannot sit back and honestly say you don't have issues then I worry for you. You have become a joke contributor to a once respected forum of opinion, today many shy away from the rubbish abusive levels of what you claim are post in fear of your acid Labour supporting tongue.
 
Rossi, The Broadwalk, With The Pissheads wrote
at 14:02:48 on 01 August 2018
“I also suspect that you are a member of the Worsley Conservative Club, that you play golf on a Sunday afternoon with your right wing buddies; and yhat you are without a shadow of a doubt a Freemason.” LOL! That last bit was a gem! Ideologically speaking a Conservative wouldn’t say the selling off of public housing and land to private developers was a bad thing. Note there I said “developers” and not Salix et al. If I wasn’t so sure you were a Troll I’d say you had the intelligence of a chicken McNugget. 😂 🤣👍🏻
 
Rossi speaks wrote
at 09:57:38 on 01 August 2018
To my persecutor, whoever you are, You are wrong. I am not a Troll. Although I suspect that you are. I also suspect that you are a member of the Worsley Conservative Club, that you play golf on a Sunday afternoon with your right wing buddies; and yhat you are without a shadow of a doubt a Freemason. There is dirty work afoot here. It's becoming like a John leCarre spy novel, what with agents and double agents and triple agents ... but you shall not win, Troll. Not here, in the Labour stronghold of Salford, and not while I watch life go by on The Broadwalk, from my Salix Homes high rise flat ... Trust me Troll, you shall not prevail. Oh, and one last thing, Troll, you say that Salford Labour aregiving Social Housing to private companies ... Well you are wrong, Troll. These companies, Salix and Pendleton Together are subsidiaries of Salford City Council. Get your facts right. And remember, your foul kind shall NOT prevail here. Not in Salford.
 
Not forgot wrote
at 07:24:24 on 01 August 2018
Arnold the thing is, in that area, there were plenty of well built, better, accrington brick built houses built slightly younger than the ones on queens terr. They were called the top streets. They have been mentioned in this journal millions of times. They were cheap houses that ordinary working class people could own .I had one at one time, and sold it on. Merry and his mates got paid by blairs government to knock em all down. Our council think thats water under the bridge.I believe one day it could come back and bite them all on the arse.They know that as well.
 
Rossi is Trossi lol wrote
at 07:23:26 on 01 August 2018
“Now stop being an anti Labour malcontent, salute the majestic glory of Mayor Paul's breadth of vision and just get with the project ... Capice?“ LOL! 😂 Now, now Trossi, sounds like your jimmies are slightly rustled. The master Libertarian troll pretending to be a halfwitted Labour supporter who lives on the Broadwalk, the type who sits with the pissheads outside St. Pauls. When the reality is you’re most likely in Worsely. Only a complete tit or a Libertarian would think social housing handed to developers to make money but would also leave the Council with less social housing is a good idea or ‘Socialism’. You’re supporting the handing of public housing to private companies for their monetary gain with very little new housing to replace it with, which at the very same shrinks affordable housing for quite a few locals. It’s a Conservative wetdream to hand public property to the private sector to make money, yet you support this and proport to be a Labour supporter? LOL! 😭
 
Arnold Rimmer wrote
at 20:47:40 on 31 July 2018
If they are selling for 185k, that must be their value for that area. If they were going for 100k then I'd buy one... And then immediately sell it for 185k. I'm not sure how they could avoid people doing that. If you want "affordable" anywhere near Manchester, you'll need be willing to move into a bedsit.
 
ROSSI THUNDERS wrote
at 20:45:10 on 31 July 2018
Trossi, it's not about me rustling jimmys, whatever that means? It's about me being a realist and telling it how it is. It doesn't matter if the developers get off with some planning fees, and it doesn't matter if some Southerners or some Chinese investors get to make five percent on their investment every year. Likewise it doesn't matter if the area that they're being sold in is being wrongly labelled as Manchester, rather than Salford. All of this shit only matters to anal anorak types who have surnames like Naboth. Nobody else cares a damn. People just want progress, and that is what this is. Parts of Salford are going through high quality developments, the like of which hasn't been seen since London's Docklands got redeemed. In Salford, the Phoenix is most definitely rising from the ashes, and for that we should all be grateful. Now stop being an anti Labour malcontent, salute the majestic glory of Mayor Paul's breadth of vision and just get with the project ... Capice?
 
Bob the regular wrote
at 05:06:23 on 31 July 2018
Often wondered why they knock some blocks down, then go all out at great expense to refurb others. Over the years, I worked on this block, also the block on Langworthy road near the junction with Seedly road. The better block on Langworthy was pulled down. Likewise the crappy upside down houses on one side of Langworthy were saved , while the better houses on the other side such as Harmsworth street were pulled down. I guess the answer is that too many of our so called experts just don't know what they are doing ,and are easy prey for the shysters that do know what they are doing.
 
Mary ferrer wrote
at 05:06:11 on 31 July 2018
Why are people ashamed of living in Salford. Surly it's a breach of trading standards. Think we can say goodbye to affordable housin. Salford council need to stand up for the city. Not the developers
 
‘Trossi’? wrote
at 05:04:39 on 31 July 2018
Whoever the fella or gal is behind the Rossi Troll, I dof my cap to you! That’s some ‘Grade A‘ jimmie rustling right der! As for the housing situation, maybe the people of Salford get exactly what they deserve for allowing the same halfwits in to office repeatedly?
 
Trade description act ? wrote
at 19:53:20 on 30 July 2018
I ask the question, is describing areas of Salford As being Manchester a breach of the trade description act? I believe it would be ok to call this place Greater Manchester, it is in Greater Manchester. The mad part of this in-accuracy is the fact that even this part of Salford is more affluent than the bits of Manchester proper that it is close to.
 
wrote
at 19:53:07 on 30 July 2018
Isn't this a bit questionable? Compulsory purchasing properties because "no one wants them", then down the line selling the now run down properties to a developer? The morals of the council are lacking.
 
Rossi speaks wrote
at 19:52:11 on 30 July 2018
I don't see what the problem is? Apartments are being built. They're being sold to investors with the promise of five percent return. The developers want to label it as being in Manchester, not Salford... So what? Steve, you're outdoing yourself here. The film Rebel Without a Cause zips into my mind. What next, are you going to set up a militia with a name such as The Sons of Joseph Brotherton? It's just ridiculous, isn't it. The world is moving on. Salford, Manchester - who cares??? Just accept that this is progress, and get with the project, Capice?
 
Frank Davies wrote
at 15:16:10 on 30 July 2018
DISGUSTING,,,there should be a clause in future agreements that new builds cannot be advertised as Manchester
 
B bailey wrote
at 15:15:59 on 30 July 2018
And SALFORD CITY COUNCIL.WILL LET THESE DEVELOPERS GET AWAY WITH IT AGAIN...LIKE ONE OR TWO MORE IN SALFORD.LIKE SALBOY....MAYBE SOME ONE GETTING A BACK HANDER..???
 
Gareth L wrote
at 15:15:51 on 30 July 2018
What are you on about Ste? They are affordable!!! - To the hipsters etc. You Know the people the authorities want living in Salford, not us the pond scum!
 
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