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Salford Pub Could Become Chinese Cultural Centre

Posted by Richard Ward in ,

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Councillors in Salford are in discussions about the future of the Grade 2 listed Crescent pub, which closed in August last year.

There are fears the site could be allowed to fall into disrepair, however there are reports the site could be turned into a Chinese cultural centre, a conference centre for medical students or student accommodation.

The empty pub is located close to Salford University and on the A6 corridor, which is currently a key regeneration area.

Commenting on the future of the pub, Salford councillor John Warmisham said: "I don't think there is much hope for it as a pub, sadly."

"Although it is listed there is no protection order on it. But I do know local councillors are trying to save it."

The pub was built in the 1860s but was sold in 2016 to Chinese investors for £325,000.