Them flats look pretty good! Altho I guess a flat roof would be a change to what is there now, I don't see it as the end of the world...flat roofs never work in the end!
I think there maybe a few of these type of blocks left but as you have pointed outThese famous (or infamous) former council flats are now owned by City South Manchester Housing Trust. Once this style of building was common in Manchester, particularly in the east.
I think only two examples remain.The rest were pulled down to be replaced by inferior Barratt style houses which now look like they need pulling down in their turn. The buildings are on Manchester Modernist Societies 'at risk' register:
The new landlords have submitted a planning application to replace the heavily repaired and leaking flat roofs not with a modern flat roof but with a modern tiled, pitched roof presumably in an effort to save money.
This planning application was submitted without consultation with tenants or leaseholders, subsequent representations to local councillors have resulted in a hastily arranged consultation event tonight.
6.30-8pm on Thursday, 10 May 2012 in the hall at Church of the Ascension on Stretford Road
City South have sent a letter to residents on the estate saying that if people are unable to attend to register their opinion, they should email or phone them, however, they have also stated that they will count non-responses as a vote in favour of the proposed works.
Democracy in action.
I'd be interested in any opinions and advice from this forum, I'll keep you up to date with progress (or lack of) it as it happens.