Category Archives: Altitude 25

Altitude 25 residents off their trolley as water supply is cut-off

Residents in Altitude 25, some of whom paid more than £1 million for their penthouse apartments in one of Croydon’s most prestigious residential developments, have embarked on a fourth day without water supplies, as the tower block management await plumbing … Continue reading

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Inflation, Inflation, Inflation: C4 gives house prices a bump

BUMP! There. Did you feel that? That was the sensation of property prices in Croydon jumping another one, two, even 10 grand following the latest visit from that estate agents’ wet dream which is Channel 4’s Location, Location, Location. In … Continue reading

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Storm warning at Altitude 25 as ‘lethal’ metal falls from tower

Croydon’s tallest tower block needed the police and the fire brigade to be called out overnight, to secure loose metal fittings outside the unsold penthouse flat at Altitude 25. With further storms and high winds forecast for the coming days, contractors were … Continue reading

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Batman summoned to the aid of Barwell’s political ambitions

The ConDem government’s efforts to create a property market bubble to win re-election in 2015 are now bearing a little bit of fruit even here in Croydon, a timely boost for the hopes of Gavin Barwell to hold on to … Continue reading

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I am a rock! But new kids on building blocks have problems

The IYLO BUILDING has awoken from its slumbers… The construction crane is back and builders in hi-viz jackets, like worker ants, are climbing all over it. But the oft neglected, unfinished tower in the middle of a suburban roundabout has … Continue reading

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Londoners being priced out of London by social cleansing

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Building thousands of high-rise high-priced “luxury apartments” to be bought by overseas investors may enhance the bottom line of private property developers, but will do nothing to solve the borough’s housing crisis. By STEVEN DOWNES London, and Croydon, … Continue reading

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Council wants to build high-rise flats on Queen’s Gardens

CROYDON COMMENTARY: Tonight’s council business sees a plan to knock down Taberner House and build on part of Queen’s Gardens as the latest move by our bankrupt council to rake back some cash from its disastrous URV property scheme. ANDREW … Continue reading

Posted in Altitude 25, Andrew Pelling, Cherry Orchard Gardens, Commuting, Council Tax, Croydon Council, Environment, Fairfield, Gavin Barwell, Housing, IYLO, Menta Tower, Planning, Property, Schools, Steve Reed MP, Taberner House, URV, Waddon | Tagged , , , , , , , | 1 Comment

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. Residents in the expensive town centre tower that overlooks East Croydon … Continue reading

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