Altitude 25’s water supplies now come under pressure

More problems at the Altitude 25 building complex raise further questions about the practicality of the council’s plans to house 17,000 extra residents in high-rise buildings in central Croydon.

Altitude 25: more problems

Altitude 25: more problems

Residents in the expensive town centre tower that overlooks East Croydon Station, where two-bedroom flats are offered for sale at £500,000, have been without water since Sunday morning after a complete collapse of the mains water system.

The loss of the water supply has also affected residents in the two lower rise buildings on Altyre Road, where some apartments are offered for rent at a cool £1,000 per month.

Residents have been told that it is hoped that water will be restored by Wednesday evening.

To mitigate the impact of unflushable toilets, no washing facilities and no water for cooking, residents are being given day to evening time access to communal bathroom facilities in some empty flats in the remaining two blocks where a water supply still exists.

Last month, the complex was the venue for a New Year rave that saw one block trashed and revellers fighting outside on the main Barclay Road.

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