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London Gentrification

Discussion in 'London and the South East' started by Belushi, May 30, 2015.

  1. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

  2. oryx

    oryx Sitting on the bock of the day

    Holy shit! I never thought I would live to see the day when a two-bedroomed flat in Nine Elms was £11 million.

    I would want a reduction on the price, maybe to a cool ten million, for the 'Indoor/Outdoor Swimming Poo' as per the advert.
     
  3. DJWrongspeed

    DJWrongspeed radio eros

    Looks like a grim place to live right now. All the green space they're getting for the whole area is this new 'Linear Park' which might end up a bit like the QE Olympic park i.e. not very park like. I suspect the whole area will end up a bit like the Battersea riverside developments......dead & soulless.

    [​IMG]
     
  4. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    I don't know what I expected for 11m quid but I guess it wasn't that.

    It's just an ordinary and not very large or upmarket flat.

    The super rich are getting ripped off proper
     
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  5. Maurice Picarda

    Maurice Picarda Actually, might as well flounce.

    That has to be a decimal point error.
     
  6. cuppa tee

    cuppa tee Well-Known Member

    fraid not.......

    price per square foot=£15667
    size of flat = 750 sq ft
     
  7. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    yeh but they're so super rich that they don't care.
     
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  8. Maurice Picarda

    Maurice Picarda Actually, might as well flounce.

    Someone has got the price wrong and then done a square footage calculation which incorporates the error.

    Do a search for flats in London in the £8m to £10m range. That's penthouse category. Private roof terraces, double height rooms, multiple bedrooms and certainly not crappy little kitchens at the end of weird triangular lounges. No, that's a £1m flat.
     
  9. Maurice Picarda

    Maurice Picarda Actually, might as well flounce.

    Yeah, here it is at the right price. It still clicks through despite saying error http://www.right move.co.uk/new-homes-for-sale/property-36299877.html

    Rightmove - Error
     
  10. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    no super rich person would touch a flat that cost a mere £1m.
     
  11. Dan U

    Dan U Boompty

    even over £1m for that is fucking madness.
     
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  12. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    yes. but that's the way of the world.
     
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  13. Cowley

    Cowley Well-Known Member

    Sure is, you get no separate kitchen and a crappy little balcony. Do people really pay a million to live in places like this? :confused:

    I could kind of comprehend it if it was in a prime area...but still...
     
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  14. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

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  15. boohoo

    boohoo Part-time Cat

    Someone might have bought it because it was a prefab. I am sure that pushed up the price.
     
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  16. Orang Utan

    Orang Utan Sub-Sub-Librarian

    i'm sure it's the land they paid for, not the building.
     
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  17. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    I was with a wide group of people on a course today. We concluded that there is no escaping gentrification. The concensus was virtually all of London is now gentrified or about to become so.
     
  18. plurker

    plurker tú no tienes la culpa mi amor que el mundo sea feo

    The much-loved 99p Store in Streatham has become a Poundland.
    I fear gentrification is upon us.
     
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  19. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Yep. It's a corner plot, so if they're looking to build on-street terraces/"town houses", they can squeeze 2 or 3 gardenless homes into that piece of land, or even a small block of 6+ flats.
     
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  20. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

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  21. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

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  22. TikkiB

    TikkiB Well-Known Member

    "It's just an old building. It's nothing to do with the work." Cos Britain is full of old houses just falling down all over the place all the time...:facepalm:
     
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  23. hash tag

    hash tag Pedicabo omnes

    It's not though. It's some person trying to greatly increase the size of his house to accommodate his wine cellar, his cinema and something else.
    Had the project been managed properly, that would not have happened.
     
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  24. TikkiB

    TikkiB Well-Known Member

    Well, the management of the project is part of the work, surely.
     
  25. BigMoaner

    BigMoaner Don't kill the lion

    incredibly, a new costa coffee double fronted is opening up in the mighty gentrification resistant Thornton Heath
     
  26. ViolentPanda

    ViolentPanda Hardly getting over it.

    Given the scarcity of acro-props in the wreckage/visible in the semi-intact rooms, then the job was either being skimped, or the lack of effective support during the excavations was deliberate.
    It wouldn't be the first time a property-owner had got creative with renovations in order to end up with a cleared plot.
     
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  27. Artaxerxes

    Artaxerxes Well-Known Member

    Finally seen what they are doing to the stairs at London Bridge

    These are some ugly motherfucking stairs.

    [​IMG]
     
  28. Leafster

    Leafster Nurturing green fingers

    It looks like a giant deformed shopping trolley trying to escape from the river.
     
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  29. Pickman's model

    Pickman's model Starry Wisdom

    :(
     
  30. Puddy_Tat

    Puddy_Tat lumpen proletaricat

    :mad:
     

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