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#1 Coachman

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 04:52 PM

I don't know if people have read about allerdale councils plans to sell off land in Workington, but one large plot is the old training pitch next to the bridge.
I happen to know town have a very long lease on that land and there is already strong intrest in buying it.
Town would obviously be entitled to substantial compensation should the land be sold.

#2 GeordieTownie

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 04:57 PM

Let's hope it sells quickly and they get some cash then!!

#3 Keith T

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 05:14 PM

In July 1956, Town took out a 198 year lease on the land with the Workington Urban District council, the forerunner of Allerdale Borough Council and they relinquished part of the land when William Low's (now Tesco) was built.    So, by my reckoning they still have 140 years remaining on the lease which must be worth something.    The council would have to compensate Town for any loss if they sold that part of the land.     


I remember when .............................

"It is impossible not to feel a twinge of sympathy for Workington Town, the fall guys this season for the Super League's determination to retain it's European dimension, in the shape of Paris. While the French have had every assistance to survive, the importance of having a flagship in a heartland area like West Cumbria has been conveniently forgotten." - Dave Hadfield - Independent 25th August 1996.


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Posted 01 March 2014 - 05:20 PM

Correct Keith, and town have been negotiating for a while now.

#5 GeordieTownie

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 05:27 PM

Any idea what it could be worth to the club?

#6 Keith T

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 05:38 PM

It is difficult to say unless  we know first if anyone wants the land and secondly what they want to do on it as that will increase or decrease the value.  I think when Low's bought the land for their supermarket Town received about £450k, I'm sure if I'm wrong someone will correct me.   Mind we were supposed to build a running track around the pitch but ended up with a speedway track instead.


I remember when .............................

"It is impossible not to feel a twinge of sympathy for Workington Town, the fall guys this season for the Super League's determination to retain it's European dimension, in the shape of Paris. While the French have had every assistance to survive, the importance of having a flagship in a heartland area like West Cumbria has been conveniently forgotten." - Dave Hadfield - Independent 25th August 1996.


#7 GeordieTownie

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 06:55 PM

Another £450k would be nice! Is that feasible?

#8 Keith T

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 07:01 PM

Another £450k would be nice! Is that feasible?

 

It's feasible if they can find someone interested in buying it.

 

The bit of land in the triangle of William Street (Dolly Brow), Church Street and main road in front of Allerdale House is also for sale


Edited by Keith T, 01 March 2014 - 07:02 PM.

I remember when .............................

"It is impossible not to feel a twinge of sympathy for Workington Town, the fall guys this season for the Super League's determination to retain it's European dimension, in the shape of Paris. While the French have had every assistance to survive, the importance of having a flagship in a heartland area like West Cumbria has been conveniently forgotten." - Dave Hadfield - Independent 25th August 1996.


#9 The Voodooguru

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Posted 01 March 2014 - 09:44 PM

It's gotta be a Tesco extension.
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