How many people are left now I wonder? How they can push people out of their homes with out making adequate provision is beyond me...and of course now they are doing the same with the Aylesbury. If people realised anyway that the new builds they will be expected to live in will be half the size of the generous rooms they have now!
and there are already 14,000 on the waiting list...
From a written answer given by Cllr Paul Noblet at last night's council assembly:
"Demolition is planned to start early in the new year. Our estimate continues to be that the redevelopment will take approximately 12 years to complete from the first phase of demolition. Market conditions will inevitably influence the pace of development."
Dont forget that some of the tenants have brought their properties. I know two tenants who are still awaiting a decent price for their homes in order to buy a new one so they dont have to get a mortgage. It is a long process and Southwark Council are not the most speedy in replying!!!
On Thursday morning I think it was, BBC Radio London mentioned that LBS had said its 80% empty and on schedule despite someone else on the same programme commenting about the time its taking. I am sure the clip could easily be sought if you're interested. It was on between 7am and 7:30am as they were promoting the Michael Caine film set there.
Mary my brother and his wife moved into the aylesbury estate when it first opened, they were moved from their ' slum' property in Long Lane, which in actual fact was the top storey of a house which my brother had turned into a lovely flat and he built a small kitchenette on their landing.
They were moved into Wendover block with three small children, a year or two after the council decided to extend the length of Wendover block. For the next 2/3 years they endured unbelievable noise from the building work. One sunday afternoon a crane driver swung the jib around and misjudged the distance knocking one of the massive concrete slabs off which crashed down near my brothers front door where the children had been playing.
The next day my brother went to get a mortgage and moved out to Kent soon after!
Health and safety may have improved since then....