Housing campaigners occupy Strata Tower, Elephant & Castle

"…It was claimed that the Strata would offer homes for a number of former Heyagte residents allowing them to stay in their neighbourhood. However, ultimately only five former Heygate leaseholders have moved in to tower, with the architect stressing, ‘Southwark council were keen Strata was not for families.’[v] The developer has boasted that ‘Strata’s ideal resident is an altogether wealthier breed of pioneering urbanaut.’[vi] Instead of providing homes for local residents, 75% of the Strata flats were sold off-plan (before they were even built) to investors who had no intention of living in them…"

Full article: SouthwarkTenants WordPress

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