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£90,000 For A Piece Of Park Hill’S Future - 78 Flats For Sale

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http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/barnsley/90_000_for_a_piece_of_park_hill_s_future_1_3736258

IT has taken seven years, £14 million of public money and sparked huge controversy - but the first revamped apartments at Park Hill Flats are finally going on the market.

The Star was given a sneak preview of the first of 78 apartments that go on sale next month.

Starting at the bargain price of £90,000 for a one-bedroom apartment, the modern units offer astounding views across Sheffield and light, airy rooms on the edge of the city centre.

But any buyer would be committing to live on a building site for the foreseeable future, Urban Splash development manager Mark Latham admitted.

Yes it is still a building site, but it is a very nice building site, we hope,” Mr Latham said.

It's a building site but a nice one, clearly important to clinch the sale.

The star appears to be in sale mode for the developers here with the description of bargain price. I wonder what the service charge will be to live on a building site for probably a long time.

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http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/local/barnsley/90_000_for_a_piece_of_park_hill_s_future_1_3736258

It's a building site but a nice one, clearly important to clinch the sale.

The star appears to be in sale mode for the developers here with the description of bargain price. I wonder what the service charge will be to live on a building site for probably a long time.

It isn't in the most salubrious part of town either.

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Starting at the bargain price of £90,000

Bargain price my a**e!

(Unless you really really must live in the city centre.)

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2 beds, £75,000

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1 bed price of £90,000 is bargain though. Was the last '0' was a mis-print ?

You couldn't pay me to live in Park Hill.

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That's a lot of money Bart.

£10K, but unfortunately no trams 10 foot from your window.

http://www.rightmove...y-19855116.html

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That is near me.

And overpriced.

They have been struggling to auction the 20 bedsits there for well over a year now. People on benefits won't live there.

And landlords get done over on principle...

Edited by Formerly Unemployed Youth

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That's a lot of money Bart.

£10K, but unfortunately no trams 10 foot from your window.

What was that place before? It kind of looks like a large pub/WMC club.

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I cycled past Lister Mills in Bradford yesterday on the way to Saltaire (yes I was lost). Another Urban Splash regeneration project. Those flats are "just £90,000" too.

http://www.urbansplash.co.uk/residential/lister-mills

Lister Mills looks to be a better basis for such a project (Park Hill flats looked rubbish from the day they were built).

What's the area around Lister Mills like?

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Lister Mills looks to be a better basis for such a project (Park Hill flats looked rubbish from the day they were built).

What's the area around Lister Mills like?

Its certainly a fantastic building and dominates part of the Bradford "skyline." I'd say the area was inner city and predominantly asian of course. However Bradford just isn't that big and a couple of miles and you are out of it, into the Aire Valley and so on, the moors, dales and so which are timelessly lovely.

Lister Mills has been covered on HPC before:

http://www.housepric...30

They don't seem to have been able to let the commercial units, apart from Urban Crash, who developed the site.

Its not that far from Lister Park of course.

I was kinda looking for some of the "Room At The Top" location shoots. Bradford was used for the fictional town of Warnley though in fact bits of Halifax were used too.

Its interesting that Lister Mill was still employed 4,500 people in the 1970's however Thatcherism soon sorted that out. Amazingly nearby Salt Mill managed to limp on till the mid 80's. Destroying our remaining industries and mass employers didn't come easy to our corrupt, bought and paid for rulers.

But anyone that had anything going for them would have got the hell out and moved to London or Manchester by now. Certainly the sorts that could splash "just £90,000" on a flat in Lister Mill.

Edited by John Steed

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They don't seem to have been able to let the commercial units, apart from Urban Crash, who developed the site.

Not the best choice of name IMO. :)

Lister Mills certainly sounds a better bet than Park Hill. I don't think I could ever live in the city centre. I don't even like being in the city centre. I try to limit my visits to no more than once a fortnight.

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Not the best choice of name IMO. :)

Lister Mills certainly sounds a better bet than Park Hill. I don't think I could ever live in the city centre. I don't even like being in the city centre. I try to limit my visits to no more than once a fortnight.

I know the feeling. Huddersfield town centre is a pretty depressing place, and almost has a "Soviet Union" feel to it.

A lot of these Northern Cities have been ruined and are in decline. They were originally built entirely on private capital, but now the hundred year multi generational businesses have been successfully killed off, it leaves a power vacuum at the top to be inevitably filled by the dead hand of a socialist council, in collusion with "developers."

Also Asian multiculturism never really lifts a City, though you get an abundance of small business, corner shops, car accessories, taxi firms and Halal supermarkets, they manage to just about get buy themselves, but never leads to anything really substantial or world beating. We no longer seem to breed the Titus Salts or William Listers any more, either that or we do and they just move to London and work for estate agents or in "new media." blink.gif

Once you get out into the countryside its quite nice though!

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What was that place before? It kind of looks like a large pub/WMC club.

It was an old people's home. I went and had a drive past thinking what the hell, for £20 grand (that's what they were at the time) it might be worth it, christ it was like Trainspotting.

How's about this for a drop. I actually went and viewed this at the time.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-19620855.html

http://www.zoopla.co.uk/property-history/4-rowan-lane/south-hiendley/barnsley/s72-9fe/1858098

£125k for a 5 bedder, and its not too bad a location really.

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You don't see too many repos that fall through so quickly.

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It was an old people's home. I went and had a drive past thinking what the hell, for £20 grand (that's what they were at the time) it might be worth it, christ it was like Trainspotting.

How's about this for a drop. I actually went and viewed this at the time.

http://www.rightmove...y-19620855.html

http://www.zoopla.co...s72-9fe/1858098

£125k for a 5 bedder, and its not too bad a location really.

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You don't see too many repos that fall through so quickly.

Thats not bad. Interesting. Tempting in fact!

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It was an old people's home. I went and had a drive past thinking what the hell, for £20 grand (that's what they were at the time) it might be worth it, christ it was like Trainspotting.

How's about this for a drop. I actually went and viewed this at the time.

http://www.rightmove.co.uk/property-for-sale/property-19620855.html

http://www.zoopla.co.uk/property-history/4-rowan-lane/south-hiendley/barnsley/s72-9fe/1858098

£125k for a 5 bedder, and its not too bad a location really.

56003_100997_IMG_00_0001.jpg

You don't see too many repos that fall through so quickly.

Not bad but i prefer THIS

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http://www.thestar.co.uk/news/business/ten_people_interested_in_every_flat_at_park_hill_1_3796618

A GIANT advert on the front of the first block of revamped flats at Park Hill has led to 1,000 people registering an interest in one of the apartments.

Developer Urban Splash’s managing director Simon Gawthorpe revealed the firm has been ‘delighted’ with the interest.

If follows the creation of a giant poster advert displaying the message ‘I Love You, Will U Marry Me’ - which comes from now iconic graffiti daubed on the concrete structure years ago.

Mr Gawthorpe said: “We’ve had around 1,000 people register their interest with around 200 of these getting in touch as soon as we released the starting prices. It is also significant that the majority of these are from the Sheffield city region.

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“This is an opportunity for people to buy into part of a Grade II* listed building and at very competitive prices and interest has been significant so far.

So the interest of 1 flat per 10 people has already diminished to 2 people interested in 1 flat.

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Registering an interest? Sounds impressive.

Is this when the sales staff in the showhome pester you for your details so they can 'keep you updated' and you agree out of politeness.

My interest must be registered in dozens of these developments. And im only looking to buy one house.

Its codeword for we havent sold a thing yet.

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with around 200 of these getting in touch as soon as we released the starting prices

My estimate of the number of batshit crazy über loons roaming around Sheffield has fallen by 80%.

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