Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Jul 21, 2014.
Excellent post - thanks for that!
Mango Landin’ Brixton – from community asset to private luxury flats
And who on earth will be able to afford them?
they look like the emperor's new flats
No, that would be Brockwell Gate; all fur coat and no knickers doesn't begin to describe the build quality of those dwellings.
yeh but at least you can see them
It's early days, Brockwell Gate may yet fall down and those flats may be completed. OTOH that's ignoring the fact that this is Lambeth.
Build quality of Brockwell Gate is fine. I lived in the cheap seats for 10 years and there was never one single problem aside from a leaking pipe within the first 6 months post completion.
I work on build and fit out projects for a living and the quality of build on Brockwell gate is fairly high. Even the fixtures and fittings across the private/affordable/social parts of the project were equal and good.
Aside from the gates (which did not exist on the social/affordable part for the first 18months) it was a great place to live and metropolitan housing did a really good job.
That my neighbours, both those in social housing and those part rent/buy, chose to rent their places out to people for daft money is just another example of the two faced beast that raped Brixton and helped build the new mecca of hip and cool that we live in today....for many it was a doorway to cash and they all went for it.
I'm surprised to hear you say that when I saw those blocks go up and I've heard from somebody who lives in a privately rented flat on there and doesn't reckon much to the build quality. What about the shorter than usual overflow pipes, whose water stains can be seen down the outside walls? Even one more inch would have prevented that.
At the posh end...ha ha...there are some issues. Where I was it was all very good.
It's a bit of angry rant, sorry. I'm fucked off with unaffordable 'luxury' being shoved down my throat.
From community asset to luxurious flats: the fate of Mango Landin sums up the state of Brixton 2016
So what if it's an angry rant? It's a decent story. Okay, some of the grudgers on Urban may give you shit for it, but fuck' em.
Keatings are the fucking devil, anyway. Worse lettings agency I ever had the misfortune of doing business with.
Rant away! £635k and under offer! Fucking hell
How does a 'luxury' flat differ from any other newbuild home anyway? What features does it have to make it luxurious?
A while ago I saw some newbuild flats being described by the developer as being 'limited edition'. To this day the mind still boggles...
They're all limited edition these days. That's the problem.
It's now a Hot Yoga chain
Well I guess it's slightly better than another Sainsbury's...
Would rather have Mango Landin' though... But that's not going to happen with expensive flats on top
The yoga place is called "hot pods"
I dont think I like the idea of getting my pods hot doing yoga.
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