Ex-football players’ Ryan Giggs and Gary Neville’s £200 million intentions to build two huge colossal structures have come under fire by members of the city of Manchester who believe that their plans would ruin the beauty of the city itself. Indeed, it calls into question whether Footballers should be able to acquire so much wealth as they do to invest themselves in such Business schemes that reveal that maybe the fame that they now receive might have gone to their head. The plans announced in July 2016 would mean the redevelopment of the St Michael’s locale in the city center.
The plans have however come under fire recently as they would necessitate the destruction of several structures that date way back to the decade of the 1950s. Such sites as a place of worship (a pub) and a place of prayer (a synagogue) would need to be demolished in order for the work to take place. In the light of this, is it not clear that business industries need to take care of the communities that they decide to invest in? Simply purchasing land off a landlord without scruples and demolishing everything that has already been built on top of it can ruin the community spirit of an area and careful planning and decision making must therefore be implemented before foolhardy or ego-boosting projects are brought to life. It seems that a large number of communities actually appear to value the places that they use for communal gatherings and are the charm and bedrock of the area.
The example of the furor that is greeting the project in Manchester ought to act as a sign to businesses and investors that they need to take the thoughts, opinions and ideas of the local community into careful consideration before they put their plans into motion and destroy the sense of togetherness that is so important in the communities of this country.
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