HOME   ARCHIVE   GALLERY   SHOP   ABOUT US      
 

 
SALFORD BULLDOZER BUSINESS GROWTH
 

Star date: 11th May 2011

A Salford Star Exclusive

SALFORD'S MULTI MILLION POUND DEMOLITION BUSINESS

Salford Council's continuous demolition of the city has now become a multi-million pound industry with almost £2million worth of contracts shared by just three companies over the last twelve months.

The bulldozing business has now got so big that demolition apprentices are being taken on, and the Council is even considering having the Mayor posing for photos with bulldozers at the start of demolitions…

Full details here…


BULLDOZING SALFORD BULLDOZING SALFORD BULLDOZING SALFORD
BULLDOZING SALFORD BULLDOZING SALFORD BULLDOZING SALFORD
BULLDOZING SALFORD BULLDOZING SALFORD BULLDOZING SALFORD
BULLDOZING SALFORD BULLDOZING SALFORD BULLDOZING SALFORD
click image to enlarge

There's No Business Like Bulldozing Business…

Forget about construction. Have you heard about Salford's new growth industry? Demolition. Apart from call centres, nail salons and non-existent BBC jobs it's the only growth industry in town.

As whole swathes of Salford disappear, and pubs, clubs, churches, schools, estates, factories and flats get pulled down, the demolition business is on the up.

Last year, contracts worth £1.9million were shared out by just three companies, with another £700,000 worth of contracts in the pipeline, as Salford Council's demolition partners – P. McGuiness, Palmer Demolition and Forshaw Demolition – cash in on the regeneration chaos.

The £2.6million figure is just for these three companies, and doesn't include contracts like ripping down the huge Salford Mission (URC Church) on Trafford Road.

The growth is such, that more full time staff and apprentices are now being taken on to cope with demand. A Salford Council report, seen by the Salford Star, shows that P. McGuiness has taken on six full time staff and a Future Jobs Fund trainee "mostly due to the regular flow of work".

Meanwhile, Palmer has created three new posts, including two apprenticeships, plus two Future Jobs Fund trainees and, according to the Council report, has "even kept retired employees who have been keen to stay on". Forshaw has also created Future Jobs Fund roles.

The (literally) booming demolition industry – which over the past 12 months has ranged from tearing down Langworthy Road Primary School, to knocking down Duchy House, the Brass Handles pub, All Souls school and whole streets in Lower Broughton, Charlestown and Langworthy – is welcomed by the Salford Council report which states that "a more consistent flow of work allows retention issues to be addressed, particularly supporting the drive towards local labour and for this not to be short term employment".

Indeed, Salford Council is thinking about celebrating in the rubble by getting the Mayor to pose for photos with bulldozers as the destruction begins…    

"It is perhaps worth noting that in all Greater Manchester authorities the Mayor or dignitaries have been photographed with the demolition machine at the start of demolitions" states the Council report "This has never occurred in Salford, and publicity such as this is something that will be considered for the  future..."

 


 

Evie wrote
at 12:23:18 AM on Tuesday, May 24, 2011
Looking forward to the meeting tommorow at The Moorlands Sports and Social Club (4pm) to find out how the council and Urban Vision can justify knocking down Seedley Road Primary School. Should be interesting to hear what they have to say.
 
G Griffiths wrote
at 3:11:25 PM on Monday, May 23, 2011
For the past 2 years,in summer and autumn, I have seen bats flying above the alleys of Cardiff Street and King Street. One of them seemed to be flying into one of the houses at the top of Cardiff Street. I hope that the council get somebody in to check whether bats are living there before they start to demolish. I,m sure that bats are a protected species.
 
So Sad wrote
at 10:53:09 AM on Sunday, May 22, 2011
It really is so sad to see what those pr-cks up in Swine town have done to the REAL Salford. It really is peoples lives that they have been f--king up with THEIR regeneration. I cannot recall anybody actually asking for "regeneration" in all these areas. All people ever wanted was for a clamp down on the anti social behaviour that started to happen in them, often caused by families that the housing associations moved in.
 
T. Potts wrote
at 2:53:06 PM on Saturday, May 21, 2011
This dump of a dead city resembles Beirut without the sunshine .
 
Ed Ward wrote
at 6:56:17 AM on Friday, May 13, 2011
Salford precinct is already a post - apocalyptic hell .Tumbleweed and burger wrappers blowing down the neglected concrete jungle , the inept and stupid wordshpping at the false god Tesco , the run-down market like a third world bazaar in a third world hellhole ,cretinous parking wardens stumbling about and howling at the moon .Another sucess story for the clowncil and their greedy big business chums .
 
D.H. wrote
at 12:09:36 AM on Friday, May 13, 2011
The morons are determined to turn rhis dump city into the aftermath of a zombie attack .
 
distopialexic wrote
at 9:28:52 AM on Wednesday, May 11, 2011
Having had the "pleasure" of 2 of these working in Higher Broughton, I can say that in my opinion they bring problems to the area. One of the firms mentioned,while doing some securing work in the area decided to try and remove a cast iron drainpipe from the house next to mine and then gave up, leaving it swaying over my yard. Another of the firms seem to attract thieves to the area, stripping lead,copper and slates, while they are working in the area (like seagulls to a tip). I also saw that when they were contracted to clear out vacant houses, that they brought 3 of their mates along (complete with green jackets!) to rip out lead,copper and fire places, while they were legitimately clearing houses of furniture. It,s a dodgy business all round.
 
Please enter your comment below:
 
 
 
Salford Star Hoodies
Salford Star contact
Deli Lama
advertisement
 
Contact us
phone: 07957 982960
Facebook       Twitter
 
 
Recent comments
article: SALFORD CITY MAYOR MISLEADING STATEMENTS ON DEVELOPER CASH
Give us a breakdown on what fees have been paid in the last 3 years. And from which development. Also a breakdown on how many affo... [more]
article: DISABLED PEOPLE AGAINST THE CUTS STAGE SCRAP UNIVERSAL CREDIT PROTEST IN MANCHESTER
Esther Mcvey has said on more than one occasion that she will not change Universal credit. Seem she is scared of Iian Duncan-Smit... [more]
article: IS IRLAMS O’ TH’ HEIGHT THE HARDEST PLACE TO SPELL IN BRITAIN?
I have to agree with you that IRLAMS O’ TH’ HEIGHT probably is the hardest name place to spell correctly in Britain. I am here, vi... [more]
article: SALFORD COUNCIL BANNER DECLARES ‘TRANSPARENCY’ DESPITE EVERYTHING BEING SECRET
It has to be stopped. Agree with Mary Ferrer.... [more]
article: OVER 1500 SALFORD PEOPLE SIGN PETITION AGAINST BUILDING IN BUILE HILL PARK
When the foundation put their plan forward they should have made it clear they didn't have the money to renovate the Mansion.Or di... [more]
 
 
 
 
 
Days
Hours
Minutes
Seconds
 
 
 

Donate

Help the Salford Star...

all donations welcome

 
 

More articles...

SALFORD CITY MAYOR MISLEADING STATEMENTS ON DEVELOPER CASH

Star date: 19th April 2018

AS £5.5MILLION AVOIDED BY DEVELOPERS SALFORD MAYOR SAYS IT'S A 'MYTH'!

In the latest issue of Salford Council's propaganda mag, Life in Salford, Salford City Mayor, Paul Dennett, has denounced the "myth" that "developers don't contribute money to the city. It's simply not true" he says.

Yes, they do contribute some money but they also avoid millions of pounds in payments and provision of affordable housing. Indeed, Salford Star analysis shows that developers avoided almost £5.5million in payments last year, as the Mayor only tells half the truth.

Full details here...

DISABLED PEOPLE AGAINST THE CUTS STAGE SCRAP UNIVERSAL CREDIT PROTEST IN MANCHESTER

Star date: 18th April 2018

STOP AND SCRAP UNIVERSAL CREDIT WITH NO EVICTIONS STATE GROUPS

Today, in St Peter's Square Manchester, around half a dozen campaign groups took part in a Disabled People Against the Cuts national day of action calling for Universal Credit to be stopped and scrapped.

Chalk slogans covered the square, speeches were made condemning the affect of the discredited benefit and a giant letter was handed into Manchester City Council calling for 'No evictions' as a result of Universal Credit payment delays.

Full details here...

SALFORD NURSERY CAMPAIGNERS TAKE FIGHT TO PARLIAMENT

Star date: 18th April 2018

FIGHT FOR THE FIVE CAMPAIGNERS HEAD TO WESTMINSTER

A coach load of Save Our Nursery campaigners will be heading to Parliament next Wednesday 25th April for a meeting with MPs in the Palace of Westminster and to urge the Government to be flexible over its new funding formula.

It is also hoped that Labour Party Leader, Jeremy Corbyn, will pressure Theresa May to respond at Prime Minister's Question Time on the same day.

Full details here...

HUGE PAY RISES FOR SALFORD CITY COUNCIL OFFICERS

Star date: 17th April 2018

ASSISTANT DIRECTORS TO GET HUGE PAY RISES

Cash-strapped Salford City Council is to give huge pay rises to senior officers after a 'job evaluation exercise' moved them well up the pay scale. It follows the resignation of the Director of Finance and Corporate Business, and spreading the majority of his salary amongst other re-titled roles.

The Salford Star believes the officers are in line to share around £54,000 between them.

Full details here...

HOMELESS KITCHEN AND PROTEST IN MANCHESTER WHILE SALFORD AIMS TO GIVE HOMELESS A VOTE

Star date: 16th April 2018

HOMELESS IN SALFORD CAN STILL REGISTER TO VOTE AS PROTEST HITS MANCHESTER

Today the Salford Unemployed and Community Resource Centre is urging homeless people to get in touch in order to register to vote as it's the last day to do so tomorrow.

Meanwhile, yesterday a food kitchen and sound system happened in Piccadilly Gardens as a party protest against homelessness... "I have spoken to Andy Burnham and I don't think he is going to accomplish his mission to stop homelessness by 2020" said organiser Emma Mohareb.

Full details here...

 



written and produced by Salfordians for Salfordians
with attitude and love xxx