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What can realistically be done with the old Co-Op?

Discussion in 'Stafford Chat' started by Tumble weed, Jul 20, 2018.

  1. Tumble weed

    Tumble weed Well-Known Forumite

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    I walk past it and see the windows boarded up, smashed windows round the side and front, and the ceiling down in what was the travel shop / Stafford finance or whatever it turned too.

    My question is realistically, what can the space be used for now ? Or is it best to just rip it down and start again ?
     
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  3. Tilly

    Tilly Well-Known Forumite

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    Lots

    None will be financially viable

    So

    Large Borough Brexit Soup Kitchen it is
     
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  4. Sir BoD

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    Turn it into a cinema and call it the flea pit.
     
  5. Gramaisc

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    Albert Hall?
     
  6. Feed The Goat

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    Millar Sandy have it for sale at 2.25 million pounds.

    Seeing the old M&S sold for 300k, it would appear to overpriced by a couple of million quid.

    The building is a liability for the owner, and is likely to sit empty for decades.

    Can the upstairs be converted into flats? Not easily.
     
  7. Sir BoD

    Sir BoD Well-Known Forumite

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    Hitler only had one.
     
  8. Gramaisc

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    500 seats in the Albert Hall, so, potentially, up to a 1,000.
     
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  9. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    Just consulted the member for north east Somerset, the twat reports ' no need to worry things won't stay the same, we'll all be better off' .....
     
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    Must we be restricted by 'realistic' proposals?

    Given that we have entered some sort of bizarre alternative reality, we might as well bung in our own proposals for razing the fecker to the ground and putting in a bid for it to be a fecking Spaceport.
     
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  11. basil

    basil don't mention the blinds

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    4 thousand holes in Blackburn....
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    Give to the E.U. as a Brexit deal sweetener.
     
  13. Gareth

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    It will be knocked down as is SBCs intention, just as it is for princess street and beyond
     
  14. proactive

    proactive Behind you with a big stick!

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    That will no doubt cheer its neighbours at EE, Gregg's, Millets et al.

    Anyway, away from a fantasy world where SBC rides to the rescue waving wads of taxpayer dosh that isn't needed elsewhere, what are the actual owners of the buildings intending to do?
     
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    Anything to do with Inglewood?
     
  16. Jade-clothing

    Jade-clothing Well-Known Forumite

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    It wouldn't be the first time someone had 'stolen' one of my ideas on here. Should have been the bloody town centre planner :)
     
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  17. Cue

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    As a young’un... where is the old co-op?
     
  18. Gramaisc

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    The block surrounded by Gaolgate Street, Crabbery Street, Princes Street and Stafford Street.
     
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    Oh, behind Game and EE?
     
  20. Gramaisc

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    Yeah - where they sold beds and model ships for a while...

    The majority of that block was various Co-op outlets - Travel Agency, Flamingo Café, Department Store, Supermarket into the 80s, and the bank branch was even in there upstairs at one time.

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  21. Gareth

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    Sell it as previously stated by another poster, but they won't get what they want for it. That is fancy.

    Talks are already underway with interested parties (2). Early days but long term the council want housing / apartments which is absolutely the right thing to do.
     

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