Sandyhill Court Sandyhill Rd Manchester M9 8JS
Almost high on a hill stands a lonely tower block.
Sandyhill Court – Stands on the corner of Riverdale Road and Sandyhill Road and is still a local authority block.
The front entrance has a mosaic and concrete relief, recalling De Stijl particularly Joost Baljeu.
Along with echoes of Jean Arp.
The flats had acquired a stereotypical bad reputation.
Blight flats will soon be high-rise des-res.
Residents on a blighted Blackley estate have been told of plans to deal with the mostly unoccupied high-rise flats that are seen as the cause of the problem.
The Lakeside Rise blocks now form part of a private gated community and are accessed from Blackley New Road.
The original blocks and their locations are as follows:
Ashenhurst Court Now Lakeside 1
Heaton Court Now Lakeside 2
Wilton Court Now Lakeside 3
Blackley Court Now Lakeside 4
Bracknell Court demolished – was on the corner of Riverdale Road and Bridgenorth Road adjacent to Heaton Court
Riverdale Court demolished – was on Riverdale Road opposite Bantry Avenue.
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