Top 20: Things That Cost the Same as Andy Carroll

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Andy Carroll’s latest non-performance in Liverpool’s 1-0 defeat at Fulham last night got Football Burp wondering: what else can thirty-five million of the Queen’s pounds get you these days? And so, we bring you twenty recent examples of Things That Cost the Same as Andy Carroll…

Liverpool forward Andy Carroll cost £35m.
Carroll... (Image courtesy of Inge Knoff)

1. Contraception for women in the third world…

www.guardian.co.uk/global-development/2011/nov/29/uk-pledge-money-for-family-planning

2. One year’s worth of agency staff for West Midlands Councils…

www.expressandstar.com/news/2011/12/04/councils-spend-35m-on-agency-workers/

3. A student housing block in Leicester…

www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-england-leicestershire-15882406

4. A world class university campus in Dubai…

www.scotland.gov.uk/News/Releases/2011/11/03100444

5. A National Theatre construction contract…

construction-manager.co.uk/news/lendlease-wins-35m-national-theatre-contract/

6. 100,000 square feet of hi-tech company space at Birmingham Science Park Aston…

www.constructionenquirer.com/2011/11/18/developer-wanted-to-build-35m-science-park/

7. An environmentally friendly factory in Derbyshire/some badly needed good PR for Nestle…

www.foodmanufacture.co.uk/Business-News/Nestle-invests-35M-in-green-factory

8. An “electrification train”…

www.theengineer.co.uk/sectors/rail-and-marine/news/network-rail-places-order-for-%C2%A335m-electrification-train/1011143.article

9. An architecturally unsound school in Telford…

www.shropshirestar.com/news/2011/12/03/fresh-plans-after-canopy-collapse-at-35m-school/

10. A state-of-the-art redevelopment of the “S-shaped building” on Manchester Piccadilly Station approach…

www.placenorthwest.co.uk/news/archive/10658-realty-moves-closer-on-35m-gateway-house-plans.html

11. A Waitrose-funded distribution centre in the Chorley and South Ribble area…

www.chorley-guardian.co.uk/news/local/35m_waitrose_plan_is_launched_1_3904371

12. The Stamp Duty tax deficit…

www.ifaonline.co.uk/ifaonline/news/2120835/hmrc-chasing-gbp35m-stamp-duty-avoidance

13. A marginally warmer service sector…

sheffieldismyplanet.co.uk/news/2011/11/one-degree-%C2%A335m

14. The entire stakes of care homes operator Southern Cross in 2007…

citywire.co.uk/money/saturday-papers-southern-cross-chiefs-netted-35m-money-and-other-news/a496576

15. Product placement in the US version of The X Factor

www.metro.co.uk/tv/851092-simon-cowell-in-35m-pepsi-deal-for-us-x-factor

16. A Scotland Yard office block in the heart of the Whitehall secure zone…

www.dailymail.co.uk/news/article-2060853/Security-fears-Scotland-Yard-sells-35m-office-block-looking-No10.html

17. The cancellation of an interest rate swap with National Australia Bank…

www.insidermedia.com/insider/north-west/62364-assura-35m-rights-issue/index.html

18. A national holiday in Cornwall…

lansonboy.blogspot.com/2011/11/st-pirans-day-holiday-could-be-worth.html

19. A major European manufacturer of pharmaceutical ingredients…

www.yorkshirepost.co.uk/business/business-news/dickinson_dees_plays_major_role_in_35m_chemicals_sale_1_4024180

20. A catering and hospitality contract at all the sites of T-Mobile/Orange joint venture Everything Everywhere…

www.caterersearch.com/Articles/28/11/2011/341329/Elior-awarded-16335m-Everything-Everywhere-contract.htm

 

Do you know of anything else that cost the same as Andy Carroll? Have your say in the comments section below…

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