New pictures show how Basildon's Trafford House could be transformed if it is sold

Echo: CGI of what a revamped Trafford House could look like CGI of what a revamped Trafford House could look like

A LANDMARK building, which has been on the market for almost a decade, could soon be finally sold.

London29 has been drafted in to sell Trafford House, in Cherrydown East, Basildon, after a previous plan to shift the building fell flat in 2011.

The building is being marketed with outline planning permission for 359 flats and ten storeys of retail space, which was granted three years ago - and Computer Generated Images show how the building could look once a development starts.

The firm claims it has spoken to 1,500 companies in its bid to shift the building.

It has even touted it as far away as China and directors at the firm claim there is plenty of interest ahead of putting the site out to tender in the next fewweeks.

Edward Carter, from London29, said: “We’re confident a sale can be reached soon – we wouldn’t be good at our jobs if we weren’t.”

While any firm which buys the building could use it for a variety of things, it is being marketed for homes and shops – and forms a big part of Basildon Council’s town centre regeneration plan.

Until 2005, the building was used by Ford, but it has been empty since.

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2:43pm Thu 20 Feb 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

Make it a council house job, and pull down Brook House..
Make it a council house job, and pull down Brook House.. carnmountyouknowitmakessense
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4:38pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Howard Cháse says...

Buy it and turn it into the new college planned for in the billion pound regeneration instead of putting it in the town centre itself
Buy it and turn it into the new college planned for in the billion pound regeneration instead of putting it in the town centre itself Howard Cháse
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4:40pm Thu 20 Feb 14

beejiu says...

carnmountyouknowitma
kessense
wrote:
Make it a council house job, and pull down Brook House..
Why should houses on 'prime' estate -- in being right next to a train station, shopping centre and what will be the centre of 'new Basildon' after the redevelopment -- be council houses? It seems better for the council, and indeed the residents, to build council houses on cheaper land further away from the town centre. You'll get more bang for your buck.
[quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: Make it a council house job, and pull down Brook House..[/p][/quote]Why should houses on 'prime' estate -- in being right next to a train station, shopping centre and what will be the centre of 'new Basildon' after the redevelopment -- be council houses? It seems better for the council, and indeed the residents, to build council houses on cheaper land further away from the town centre. You'll get more bang for your buck. beejiu
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5:01pm Thu 20 Feb 14

carnmountyouknowitmakessense says...

beejiu wrote:
carnmountyouknowitma

kessense
wrote:
Make it a council house job, and pull down Brook House..
Why should houses on 'prime' estate -- in being right next to a train station, shopping centre and what will be the centre of 'new Basildon' after the redevelopment -- be council houses? It seems better for the council, and indeed the residents, to build council houses on cheaper land further away from the town centre. You'll get more bang for your buck.
BROOK HOUSE IS, IN THE TOWN....
[quote][p][bold]beejiu[/bold] wrote: [quote][p][bold]carnmountyouknowitma kessense[/bold] wrote: Make it a council house job, and pull down Brook House..[/p][/quote]Why should houses on 'prime' estate -- in being right next to a train station, shopping centre and what will be the centre of 'new Basildon' after the redevelopment -- be council houses? It seems better for the council, and indeed the residents, to build council houses on cheaper land further away from the town centre. You'll get more bang for your buck.[/p][/quote]BROOK HOUSE IS, IN THE TOWN.... carnmountyouknowitmakessense
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5:53pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Living the La Vida Legra says...

Looks kcrap or it will with bin bags or nappys thrown out of the windows
But that's Bas for you
Looks kcrap or it will with bin bags or nappys thrown out of the windows But that's Bas for you Living the La Vida Legra
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7:17pm Thu 20 Feb 14

Howard Cháse says...

How much did that picture cost the local council tax payers?
How much did that picture cost the local council tax payers? Howard Cháse
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