Ancoats Hospital “Sustainable Community Brought To Life In Manchester” Press Release

26 Sep

New Islington Press Release 25th Janaury 2005

This is a extract from a press release for the New Islington ‘regeneration’ project from 25th January, 2005.

The extract details how Urban Splash intended to refurbish the listed Ancoats Hospital and Dispensary with building work starting in the Spring of 2005.

The press release also mentions how the New Islington Regeneration Project aimed to build a new community with improved services and ensure sustainable change.

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2 Responses to “Ancoats Hospital “Sustainable Community Brought To Life In Manchester” Press Release”

  1. Tanya Weekes September 27, 2011 at 1:44 pm #

    That would have been great to see – do you know what the latest is? Every time I drive past it seems like everything’s ground to a halt.


    • historyme September 27, 2011 at 6:48 pm #

      Sadly the vision looks once again to have failed the people of Ancoats.

      The clock tower was taken down, allegedly because it posed a hazard. It is unlikely to return and now the building has become more anonymous for the lack.

      The application to demolition the listed building is till pending, but it is unlikely to face much Council objections as they have backed Urban Splash all the way and they have passed consecutive applications to demolition the majority of this listed building in the past. What remains is probably about 25%, so it is only a matter of time before it is demolished. With its removal and because Urban Splash refuses to repair the damage to the structure and fund the £200k needed to secure its structure, the land becomes more valuable to Urban Splash in terms of selling it on and making a good profit.


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