Monday 27 September 2010 8.44pm
@Merlin Rouge: I think that quite a large number of residents (at least in the affordable section - first 10 floors) have been residents of the area for quite a while (you get priority if you are local with the housing assoc).
I have myself lived on London Road
for 5 years before moving to Strata. It was ideal for me. A "swanky" place in the area I wanted to live in.
I can't really speak about the residents of the upper floors, the majority of whom seem to be renting and are therefore likely to come from further afield.
At the end of the day, yes the area as a bad (and in my view undeserved) reputation but it's so central and practical transport wise, that it does make sense to move here, if you want to live centrally. And things can only get better, right?