to be demolished:
Heygate Estate, Elephant and Castle.
I'm not looking forward to the regeneration of Elephant and Castle.
1194 homes (b.1974) being removed, to put in place the "Covent Garden of the South" makes me queasy.
It's to be replaced with things such as Castle House:
"Around 140 of the 408 apartments will be affordable, while special wind turbines will help bring energy costs down by 40 per cent." Hmm.
To be fair, some Heygate residents have been relocated to Wansey street, which looks great. And also costs £4 million, while providing only 31 homes.
I learnt how to bind books with a lady from Heygate, she told me about her family and neighbours, how everyone knew each other and grew up together. It sounded pretty utopian. Now all these 30 year old friendships are being separated, and I'm not exactly sure who the vision of this urban thriving centre is for.