Budget cutting Oldham Council’s speculative property purchase spending continues unabated.

On the day Oldham’s former registry office at Metropolitan House, Hobson Street was auctioned at Manchester’s Ethiad Stadium with a guide price of £500,000, budget cutting Oldham Council decided to purchase the building. This is an extremely sneaky way to spend public resources which hints that the auction had no other interested parties and Oldham Council was unwilling to leave it to become derelict.

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Metropolitan Place, Hobson Street