Tag Archives: Colm Lacey

£400m+ scheme at risk after council’s failed property deal

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing reporter, on how bungling by ‘award-winning’ Brick by Brick has put in serious jeopardy half-a-billion-pounds’ worth of new homes, has damaged the Town Hall’s relationship with Croydon College, and leaves a gaping funding hole for Fairfield … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick’s first new homes won’t be occupied until 2019

BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, on how the borough’s ‘award-winning’ house building company has taken nearly four years to build its first house The first homes built by Brick by Brick, Croydon Council’s loss-making house builders, won’t be available to … Continue reading

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House prices are falling just as Brick by Brick comes to market

A collapse in house prices, even in London and the south-east, could put more pressure on the Town Hall’s creaking finances, thanks to chief exec Jo “We’re Not Stupid” Negrini’s cunning plan of spending public money on building 1,000 homes … Continue reading

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‘Godzilla weed’ could make Brick by Brick homes unsaleable

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, reports on how a notorious invasive plant Japanese knotweed could render flats in a Brick by Brick development unmortgageable Colm Lacey, the Croydon employee who styles himself as “CEO” of Brick by Brick, has confirmed … Continue reading

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College sells Annex building to thwart Cultural Quarter plan

Croydon Council has been accused of ‘incompetence’ after a building it needed as part of a multi-million-pound development has been sold to a private developer. BARRATT HOLMES, our housing correspondent, reports Croydon College has sold part of its site to … Continue reading

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Lacey’s in Mayfair with speculators to ‘unlock’ public land

BARRATT HOLMES on the latest instance where the council shows that it is more interested in cosying up to mega-rich property speculators than actually delivering homes at social rent Forget the possible contraventions of building regulations on one of its … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick fails to make interest payments on council loan

Our housing correspondent, BARRATT HOLMES, on how the latest annual accounts from the council’s house building company show zero homes built but a rapidly growing pile of debt When an individual homebuyer takes out a repayment mortgage, they are charged … Continue reading

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