Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Jul 22, 2014.
The advertising really pisses me off. Fuck this.
Caught your attention. Job done.
I've got a rant all ready to go on Buzz about that. I saw that bullshit last week. Fucking bullshit.
This may be nauseating, but it may give East Brixton a lift.
I reckon the next thing to happen may be a proposal to develop the Car Wash - though that would require cooperation from the Blairite council, which I think still own the freehold.
(as my old boss would have said - May, may may - but this is all conjecture definitely not politics)
Not sure East Brixton needs a 'lift' in the shape of an exclusive private gated development where the well heeled can "cut their own groove."
They're got their metaphors all mixed up. What has an edge got to do with a groove, really? Marketing's all retro music themed but the name is just ..edgy.
They tried that quite a few years ago - with all the new high density developments surrounding this bit of green space they may now find it tricky to push through. Besides, they granted the noisy car wash fuckers an improbably long lease.
Surely every groove must have an edge?
you might be right. But at least two edges per groove, surely.
You mean a sub-lease? From memory this was "housing land" transferred to Ujima Housing Association (subsequently placed in receivership) - then picked up by a Stanmore property company who are sitting on it using their car wash sub tenants to generate some income. I'm sure property companies make more out of developments than car washes and they are biding their time.
How on earth did May developments get their approvals involving the destruction of community assets adjacent to Pop Brixton?
I'm in favour of making a green space the length of the barrier block as you know. But in this asset stripping capitalist society we don't always get what we want.
Leak still going as I walked past yesterday. I've reported it again to Thames Water..... haven't we been here before
I don't have twitter or facebook accounts - can someone contact them this way??
Thing is they've never responded since the leak started - it was the Fire Brigade who temporarily bodged a repair in response to a report from the public about a 'major water leak.'
I note that despite Thames Water's reluctance to do any work, they are not slow in selling your payment details to Equifax, as I found when following up my current Identity Theft issue.Apart from reports on bank and credit card accounts - right at the top of the list is a chart of payments to Thames Water for the last 3 years.
McQuarrie Thames Water were next best thing to prostitutes in my view. They'd engineer weeks long holes in the road just to ramp up expenses. Sell flood insurance in a PPI-like way.
Privatisation what's not to like? Wonder if we'll notice any improvement now McQuarrie have sold out to the Kuwait Investment Trust?
Australian bank Macquarie has sold its final stake in Thames Water
There's a load of videos on the Wimpey site with Pop Brixton being presented as major draw for people spending a minimum of £520,000 for one of their oh-so-fucking-edgy apartments.
Feel it, live it! Taylor Wimpey post up cringeworthy adverts for their luxury The Edge Brixton development
Cringeworthy to say the least!! That photographer is so urrrggggghhhhhh... It reminded me of this 'mockumentary' by Rankin - Rankin Satirizes Fashion People Perfectly in New 'Mockumentary'. Having been subjected to working with him it didn't feel very mock, felt very much like a flashback.
Seems to be the Listen with Mother version of the former Property Porn on Brixton Road.
Those rich folks moving into upper floors of the Edge will be able to enjoy commanding views of the Brixton Soup Kitchen opposite. Nice.
probably won't be interested unless they're on deliveroo
so would it be better if the 'rich folk' lived miles away from the soup kitchens
Their promotional website makes me feel sort of sick, like i'm lurching about trying to find the way out of some horrible party full of young advertising executives on coke. Not even one picture of a flat, just lifestyle memes and vacuous aspirational pictures of coffee and people laughing.
It would be better if exclusive luxury developments with no social housing provision weren't being built in areas of high deprivation and it would be better if there was no need for soup kitchens at all. Do you not have a problem with such vast social inequality being shoved in the faces of those in poverty?
Wow. Are you actually promoting ghettoisation? Let's keep the poor people in their ghetto while the rich keep Kensington and Chelsea.
No not at all. I'm all for old-school mixed housing with plentiful social housing occupied full of people from all backgrounds and classes. But do I find it offensive when one luxury, exclusive gated development after another opens up in one of the most deprived communities in London? Yes, I fucking do. I find it divisive. It also contributes to the tearing apart of established communities, where locals can no longer afford to live in their own community. That's how I feel. How about you?
let's face it not everyone buying is super rich or indeed bad people who wont contribute to the community. FFS we have enough divisions in society with all the shit to do with values and fundamentalism (right and left) so please don't perpetuate with stupidisms around class or income
yeah cos there's so much new council housing being built in K&C
Not sure where anyone's mentioned 'super rich' people or 'bad' people but the fact remains that there is a widening wealth divide between the haves and the have nots in Brixton, particularly around this development.
https://www.lambeth.gov.uk/sites/default/files/State of Borough 2016 - v3.pdf
If any of the recent super lux marketed developments in Brixton had any provision for social or affordable housing included (and not such wacky marketing) I'm sure there would be less criticism
My understanding is that planning policy is always towards integration of tenures. From the management side I understand the separation of cores simply to reduce costs. This is something that urbs seem to find horrific. Tbh I consider this stupid politicising - who wants to spend more for nothing?
It's also that the marketing campaign is using the using the Afro Carribbean musical background of post war Brixton to sell flats that gets me. To sell flats to the well off.
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