Alex Currie Salford. Degeneration

Alex Currie has been investigating Salford for our project Degeneration.

Salford made famous for its chimney topped roofs used at the start of English soap Coronation Street, has seen some regeneration over the last 5 years. Salford looked set to lose many of its red brick terraced housing through the pathfinder scheme, however a number were saved and regenerated by Urban Splash, Owen Hatherley from the Guardian writes: “Here, a small area of terraces was supposedly saved from destruction, drastically renovated by property developers Urban Splash, and turned into a proletarian theme park for media professionals – “own your own Coronation Street home!” says the publicity, in a spectacular case of coals-to-Newcastle.”

While all this is great for the middle classes who can afford the new homes that are going for £150000 what about the working class people that were moved out of the area and cannot afford to move back.

Langworthy Salford 2010. Alex Currie

Langworthy Salford 2010. Alex Currie

Langworthy Salford 2010. Alex Currie

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