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 Splish splash splosh

    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.

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