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The worst development failure you know about

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What is the very worst, the most failed development you know in your area? For me it's the commercial ground floor of New Hampton Lofts, Great Hampton Street, Birmingham.


Completed in 2007. NEVER rented out. Thirteen years since completion it stood empty for every single day. Unbelievable.

This area is located stone throw from the City Center and looks like nothing else in the world. It's surreal. Lots of derelict buildings, several bombed out sites, some shops, few wholesalers of dodgy goods, two good pubs. All in one street.

If you know similar gems please post them here.

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The Broadmarsh shopping center in Nottingham, originally built in the 70’s is one of two shopping centres in the city. Had a reputation for having the ‘cheaper’ shops and had slowly ground down and become empty over the last decade.


Notts council decided it would rejuvenate the center (despite market forces indicating it wasn’t feasible) and pedestrianise the surrounding roads. So intu have part demolished it, gone bust and handed the hole in the ground back to the council. There are consultations as to what to do with it and the top suggestion is just turn it into a green space.



The best part is that the council still intend to pedestrianise the roads around this hole in the ground for some reason from next month, which is going to disrupt traffic in the city massively! Just when they need to be encouraging people to drive in and shop, unbelievable!!

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