Scientology admits in planning docs it expects only 6 walk-ins daily at new facility - 2019-04-08

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F347.png Scientology admits in planning docs it expects only 6 walk-ins daily at new facility April 8, 2019, Tony Ortega, Underground Bunker

We have a great new report from our man Graham in England...

On a recent visit to Manchester we swung by the former Duckworth's Essence Distillery, Scientology's long neglected Ideal Org-to-be, to take a few photos. As a bonus we found public notices attached to lamp-posts pointing us in the direction of their current planning applications. Having scoped out the neighbourhood and dived quite deeply into a mass of over 170 documents, I'm going to summarise as follows...

It's a beautiful building and I'm very impressed with Scientology's plans for it. They must already have spent a small fortune just on planning and if they follow through they'll have done the building proud. A pity then that the area's so grotty. Ultimately a building's only as good as its surroundings and this one is set in an urban wilderness. Opposite is a decent row of terraced houses all converted into offices, but to the rear it's all dereliction and fly tipped rubbish. Unlike Birmingham, this one is not set in the leafy suburbs, and when Scientology finally turns the lights out there are unlikely to be any serious buyers.

Wikipedia cite:
{{cite news | author = Tony Ortega | title = Scientology admits in planning docs it expects only 6 walk-ins daily at new facility | url = https://tonyortega.org/2019/04/08/scientology-admits-in-planning-docs-it-expects-only-6-walk-ins-daily-at-new-facility-2/ | work = Underground Bunker | date = April 8, 2019 | accessdate = April 8, 2019 }}