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The Council recently won grant to turn Brixton into a Creative Enterprise Zone
This will have beneficial effect on the income able to be generated by a project like this...

How architects are reaping the rewards of the co-working boom
Squire & Partners partner Tim Gledstone says his firm has seen a growth in work from the flexible sector, which he describes as a ‘way of working that will stay forever’. Projects include a co-working space for the south London nightclub Ministry of Sound (with a ‘feature tequila bar’ in the washroom) and the Grade II-listed former bathhouse in Hackney for Clockwise.

Squires itself has embarked on its own co-working venture next to its office in Brixton. Gledstone describes the project as for ‘flexible and joyous working, living and playing’. Asked how the design differs from traditional offices, Gledstone says it is more ‘holistic’.

He explains: ‘As opposed to thinking about these elements separately, the design delivers a unified set of spaces that work together to create an environment which is more than the sum of its parts.’
 
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.....if only it were that simple, advertising is conditioning, it's everywhere and you can't escape it, it promotes lifestyles and consumerism, in doing so it helps create exclusion and all sorts of problems associated with that.
Yes, I know that. That’s why I find the digital creative school in the Buzz ad kind of disconcerting.
 

Gramsci

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But the svr range rover priced at £150k usually parked by BCA isn't driven by the sort of stereotypical rangey driver. There's clearly an alternative market in Brixton. You need to move with the times and stop being so prejudiced.
Just to check. This post is a joke? You aren't being serious?
 

madolesance

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Just to check. This post is a joke? You aren't being serious?
It probably is serious. I have noticed a lot of these type of vehicles around Brixton.
Guess its a status type of thing. So unnecessary, but if you happen to have the cash to flaunt it,
your probably going to make yourself very visible about what type of vehicle you drive around in.
 

Gramsci

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It probably is serious. I have noticed a lot of these type of vehicles around Brixton.
Guess its a status type of thing. So unnecessary, but if you happen to have the cash to flaunt it,
your probably going to make yourself very visible about what type of vehicle you drive around in.
What Twattor posted was :

You need to move with the times and stop being so prejudiced.
Imo the gross disparities in wealth are commonly visible in London. What I wanted to know from Twattor is if the above comment was tongue in cheek or actual opinion.

I myself don't think its prejudiced to take the piss out of super models from aristocratic backgrounds going on about "diversity" whilst driving a car most people in my neighborhood couldn't afford.

TBH I've had a long day. I was in central London moving stuff from a new flat that was told was worth 7 million.

The new London is being built for the rich. This add for Land Rover with all its nods to diversity etc is more than annoying.
 

MissL

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Seems like the people of Edinburgh aren't too impressed by this moronic campaign either:- Outrage over Land Rover advert which encourages people to bring new £31,295 model to Edinburgh However, note the tone of the comments underneath is markedly different. In fact this thing will probably work out in their favour in the end. Pitch the 'tree huggers' against the 'climate deniers', get them to spread your word, reach even more people. Does Range Rover's actual target market even give a shit about what they do to the environment, never mind poor urban children walking to and from state school? Highly doubtful. A cynic might even say it was all part of the plan. I can already hear them chinking their champagne glasses at the prospect of a national newspaper covering this, perhaps a bonus for Tarquin if it's the Telegraph. C***s.
 
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Ms T

Honey-coloured ramparts
Apparently a man was stabbed in a pub in Coldharbour Lane last night. Not sure which one.
 

editor

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Apparently a man was stabbed in a pub in Coldharbour Lane last night. Not sure which one.
I was out and about in Coldharbour Lane from 1am to 3am, and saw nothing untoward - any idea what time it was supposed to have happened? The Albert was fine until the end, so that one is ruled out.
 

Ms T

Honey-coloured ramparts
I was out and about in Coldharbour Lane from 1am to 3am, and saw nothing untoward - any idea what time it was supposed to have happened? The Albert was fine until the end, so that one is ruled out.
BBC Website:

At 04:00 police were called by the ambulance service after an altercation at a pub in Coldharbour Lane in Brixton, south London, where two men were injured. One was stabbed and remains in hospital while the other received minor injuries.
 

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BBC Website:

At 04:00 police were called by the ambulance service after an altercation at a pub in Coldharbour Lane in Brixton, south London, where two men were injured. One was stabbed and remains in hospital while the other received minor injuries.
Oh blimey. That narrows it down to the Dogstar, Market House and PoW, I guess. I'll ask around :(

What a grim 24 hours for London:

Police have made 14 arrests after five separate attacks in London left three men dead and three others injured in the space of 24 hours.

An 18-year-old man was stabbed to death at about 16:42 BST on Friday in Wandsworth, south London.

Police were called minutes later, at 16:54, to Plumstead, south-east London, where a 19-year-old man was shot dead.

A man in his 30s then died after he was stabbed in Tower Hamlets on Saturday afternoon.

In the early hours of Saturday two men were stabbed in Clapham and another was stabbed in Brixton.
Three London murders in 24 hours
 

editor

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There's something a bit odd about this stabbing report. It's been suggested that it was outside Market House but they were completely closed at 3am....
 

David Clapson

Infamous Knob
The new London is being built for the rich. This add for Land Rover with all its nods to diversity etc is more than annoying.
Come off it. Brixton is already rammed with big 4x4s, and nearly all the drivers are black. The ad merely reflects what is already happening. The Range Rover in the ad is the Evoque, which costs £32 grand. It's clearly within reach of a great many "diverse" people in South London. Maybe because homeowners in Brixton/Peckham/Camberwell have benefited from gentrification and moved out to Norwood/Crystal Palace/Croydon.
 

editor

hiraethified
Come off it. Brixton is already rammed with big 4x4s, and nearly all the drivers are black. The ad merely reflects what is already happening. The Range Rover in the ad is the Evoque, which costs £32 grand. It's clearly within reach of a great many "diverse" people in South London. Maybe because homeowners in Brixton/Peckham/Camberwell have benefited from gentrification and moved out to Norwood/Crystal Palace/Croydon.
Actually, it merely starts from £32k and then goes rapidly upwards for the full status-symbol versions. And I'm happy to report that Brixton is far from being overrun with such monstrous vehicles.
 

David Clapson

Infamous Knob
Actually, it merely starts from £32k and then goes rapidly upwards for the full status-symbol versions. And I'm happy to report that Brixton is far from being overrun with such monstrous vehicles.
What you don't realise is that the Evoque and the full size Range Rover are actually two different cars.
 
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