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Star date: 11th May 2011

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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…

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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 06:23:18 on 24 May 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 21:11:25 on 23 May 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 16:53:09 on 22 May 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 20:53:06 on 21 May 2011
This dump of a dead city resembles Beirut without the sunshine .
 
Ed Ward wrote
at 12:56:17 on 13 May 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 06:09:36 on 13 May 2011
The morons are determined to turn rhis dump city into the aftermath of a zombie attack .
 
distopialexic wrote
at 15:28:52 on 11 May 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.
 
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