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UK Cardinal Court, Oldham - April 2013

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Hi All.

Quite an old explore of mine but thought i would share it on this forum!

Hi All!

These flats were stopped during 2008 when a local company "Hillstone Developments" went bust. They had some major developments which included six floors of apartments and retail units at The Victory, Union Street; 58 two-bed apartments at Cardinal Court, Scholes Street; 57 apartments at The Bank, the former NatWest Bank and Northern Carpets store in Mumps; and a 15-storey development at the old Gaumont Cinema building in King Street

Had my eye on this for a while just for the views! Visited on my lonesome,

External Shot of the shell of a building . . ..

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Looking over parts of Oldham towards Ashton Under Lyne

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Bluecoat School, Oldham - Where i went to secondary school

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Me looking over the main high street leading towards oldham and the shopping centre

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What the scaffolding has ended up like after 4 years in certain sections

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Oldham Metrolink station being built

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Looking towards Scouthead, Delph, Lees and various other areas . .

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Quick bit of tv

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All of the building inside is like this . . .

Hope you have enjoyed! Don't know why i didn't do this one sooner but oh well!!

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