Walton Lodge Laundry, Coldharbour Lane, Brixton to be converted into flats and restaurant

Discussion in 'Brixton' started by editor, Jun 3, 2014.

  1. Mr Bim of Bar

    Mr Bim of Bar Well-Known Member

    Luckily I’m on the other side so it wont affect me, but seriously this must piss them off considerably it’s nit the ideal view from your apartment, but in the other hand it may look better than the original factory .
     
  2. Mr Bim of Bar

    Mr Bim of Bar Well-Known Member

    Ha ha ha when it’s finished it actually may look quite good.
     
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  3. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    I preferred an actual working factory giving employment to local people.
     
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  4. sealion

    sealion Well-Known Member

    Brixton is already finished imo :(
     
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  5. peterkro

    peterkro Greasin' on American Express card.

    Looks like someone has taken a sledge hammer to the nearest zinc arch.
     
  6. Mr Bim of Bar

    Mr Bim of Bar Well-Known Member

    I hear you, but this development will also employ local people in the bars and restaurants
     
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  7. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Top notch jobs with a bright future, all of them.
     
  8. sparkybird

    sparkybird ask the bird...

    Exactly like those at the laundry?
     
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  9. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    Well, they were a family business who managed to trade from the same site for around 100 years, so that suggests some sort of job stability - something that hospitality industry isn't exactly renown for.

    The lowest paid workers of the lot are those in the hospitality trade, and many of those are forced onto zero hours contracts. So, no, I find little to cheer about when yet another low paying employer rolls into town - especially one with a restaurant that many locals most likely wont be able to afford.
     
  10. Mr Bim of Bar

    Mr Bim of Bar Well-Known Member

     
  11. Mr Bim of Bar

    Mr Bim of Bar Well-Known Member

    Don’t forget the tip, the laundry workers got no tips, a friend of mine make around £160 a week in tips
     
  12. alcopop

    alcopop Well-Known Member

    I wonder if the laundry paid London living wage?
     
  13. editor

    editor Taffus Maximus

    They closed years ago so your question is spectacularly irrelevant.
     
  14. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    So I take it the urban line is now that replacing jobs in the old laundry with bar/ restaurant work is great step forward as they get tips?

    So people should stop moaning and welcome these changes.

    What a load of bollox.

    I'm really I live in LJ now.
     
  15. alcopop

    alcopop Well-Known Member

    A job is a job is a job is a job!
     
  16. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Its so amusing for you.

    BTW I've worked in a laundry.
     
  17. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    What is this supposed to mean?
     
  18. alcopop

    alcopop Well-Known Member

    & I have worked in bars and restaurants. But your point eludes me I’m afraid
     
  19. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Thought it might.
     
  20. alcopop

    alcopop Well-Known Member

    Replacing one type of job with another similar type of job means not a lot
     
  21. alcopop

    alcopop Well-Known Member

    B
    but I do agree with your ‘stop moaning’ idea.

    Not going to happen though is it mate?
     
  22. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Its really positive for Brixton that the enterprising head of Lexadon has worked so hard to bring this much needed development to Brixton. Providing new and much better job opportunities to Brixton.

    If only people could see the positives.
     
  23. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I'm not your mate.
     
  24. alcopop

    alcopop Well-Known Member

    That’s more like it. I knew you would see the light.

    Congratulations my friend!
     
  25. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    Except these jobs waiting on the middle classes will mean that the workers will get tips. If they tug their forelocks enough.

    Do you not see that as a great day for the workers?
     
  26. alcopop

    alcopop Well-Known Member

    The workers are getting paid! What’s not to like?

    I don’t mean to be rude but I do think your Marxist shtick is a bit dated.
     
  27. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    We are best pals now. Really chummy.
     
  28. alcopop

    alcopop Well-Known Member

    Probably going a bit far tbh, but whatever floats your boat
     
  29. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    What is this about?

    Did I mention Marxism?

    Look at past few posts. No I didn't.
     
  30. Gramsci

    Gramsci Well-Known Member

    I'm quite happy floating my own boat.
     

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