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SALFORD GRADE II VICTORIA THEATRE FAILS TO SELL AT AUCTION
 

Star date: 6th September 2018

VICTORIA THEATRE FAILS TO MEET 350,000 GUIDE PRICE

Campaigners hoping to buy and save the Grade II listed Victoria Theatre in Lower Broughton breathed a sigh of temporary relief today as the building failed to meet its 350,000 guide price.

"We're not out of the woods as it is still on the market" says Sam Kelly from Salford Victoria Theatre Trust. Salford City Council could have stopped the auction by fast-tracking an application for the theatre to be deemed an 'asset of community value'. But didn't.

Full details here...


A last ditch attempt to stop today's auction of the Grade II listed Victoria Theatre by getting Salford Council to fast-track an application for it to be deemed an 'asset of community value' failed.*

Instead, the auction by Pugh went ahead at the AJ Bell Stadium with a guide price of 350,000 but there were only two bids, one of 310,000 and one for 320,000, which wasn't enough for a sale today...

"We can breathe again for the moment but it is still on the market" says Sam Kelly of the Salford Victoria Theatre Trust who was at the auction handing out leaflets to prospective buyers informaing them that the building was Grade II listed and couldn't be bulldozed.

"Tomorrow I'll try to find out what the state of play is with the nomination we made for asset of community value" Sam adds "The theatre didn't sell today but we're not out of the woods..."

The Trust is hoping to either buy the theatre or to work with a potential buyer to restore it to its former glory and use it to benefit the community.


For further details see the Friends of the Salford Victoria Facebook page click here

There is also a petition to help save the Victoria Theatre click here to sign it

*For a full background see previous Salford Star article and follow the links click here

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