Greater Manchester Police have released details from at least two illegal raves that took place in the region yesterday.
Thousands of people attended raves in Droylsden, Carrington, and Daisy Nook in Oldham last night (Saturday 13 June) – and it has been confirmed that one man has passed away from a suspected drug overdose while there were three separate reported stabbings.
One of the stabbing incidents has resulted in life threatening injuries to an 18-year-old male.
It has also been reported by the BBC that an 18-year-old woman was raped at the rave in Carrington, which was attended by thousands of people.
A GMP spokesperson said: “In Carrington there are believed to have been around 2,000 people at the peak of the gathering. There were three separate reported stabbings, including one where an 18-year-old man was left with life threatening injuries.”
There has been a scathing response to the illegal raves online, after Snapchat and Instagram videos from revellers spread like wildfire – and they quickly condemned by thousands of disgusted social media users.
It was also a frustrating sight for Parklife founder Sacha Lord, who would have been hosting Parklife 2020 this weekend under rare sunny skies.
He wrote on Twitter: “If you are one of the morons who attended one of the illegal raves in Partington and Daisy Nook last night, you are a disgrace.
“You’ve now put yourselves, your friends, your families and loved ones at risk. I’ve seen some of the footage. You aren’t clubbers. Just selfish idiots.”
The response on Twitter has been overwhelming. Here are just a few of the tweets from the last few hours, as news of the raves spread not only across the UK, but the world.
Respect to every single person who used up their Sunday afternoons cleaning up the mess left behind.
The locations of these raves are often frequented by families with small children, and the rubbish and paraphernalia that was left in their wake is completely inexcusable.
Let’s hope the repercussions of these gatherings aren’t as serious as predicted.
A look at the plans to turn historic Ancoats mill with rich musical heritage into new apartment complex
Hodder + Partners have just revealed new CGIs and a more detailed look at the plans for their redevelopment of the longstanding Brunswick Mill in Ancoats which is set to become a brand-new apartment complex.
The proposals to turn the once creative space with decades of musical heritage into a new residential site were revealed back in 2021 and approved within just a few months, despite having been met with plenty of resistance given its history and cultural significance.
Nevertheless, Northern company Big Red Construction recently kicked off the £50+ million renovation on behalf of developer Arrowsmith Investments and the apartments are projected to be finished in 2026.
With that in mind, the architectural designers Hodder have just released a new look at what Brunswick Mill is set to look like once completed:
Set to transform the historic industrial mill-turned-creative space and music studios on the edge of New Islington into 153 new apartments, ranging from one, two and three-bedroom residences, the redevelopment will be spread across two phases.
In line with designs by Hodder + Partners, the initial phase involves converting the existing mill building and the construction of new four and seven-storey elements to accommodate the remaining 127 homes on the Bradford Road plot in Ancoats.
Big Red Construction, who are also working on the Peelers Yard building for CERT Property and Myprotein founder Oliver Cookson, are expected to complete phase one by the first quarter of 2026.
Here’s another look at what living space people are already buying up:
Along with Hodder + Partners as architects, the project team also consists of HW Consultancy who are covering structural aspects, Manchester firm Clancy for mechanical and electrical considerations, as well as AM Pyro as fire engineers.
With property company Orlando Reid serving as estate agents for the project, 42 out of the 153 apartments have already been sold off-plan, with managing director Baljit Arora describing it as “an exciting period for all parties involved and for the city of Manchester”.
This is just the latest chapter in the continued regeneration of the Ancoats and the New Islington areas, which remain two of the most heavily re-developed areas in the city centre and Greater Manchester as a whole. You can see other hot properties in and around the region HERE.