Tag Archives: Colm Lacey

Unfinished and incomplete: where’s Fairfield £41m been spent?

And… Breathe! The Fairfield Halls has finally re-opened, with a gala concert planned for tonight. But after over-running by 15 months and over-spending by £11million, the refurbishment is not yet finished and is incomplete. Our photo-journalist, DANNY LEIBOVITZ, reports It … Continue reading

Posted in Art, Ashcroft Theatre, BH Live, Brick by Brick, CODA, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Fairfield Halls, Paul Scott, Riesco Collection, Theatre, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , | 16 Comments

Brick by Brick losses mount as they spend £1m on ‘showroom’

The annual report from the council’s loss-making in-house house-builder shows ‘directors costs’ more than tripling in the past year, while spending £1million on rent and renovations to the company’s George Street base Brick by Brick, the bastard brainchild of Croydon … Continue reading

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MP Philp asks Whitehall to investigate cheap land sales to BxB

About five years ago, Robert Jenrick was being considered by local Conservatives as their possible candidate for Croydon South, until an even safer safe Tory seat came up in Newark. So it is perhaps with added interest that Jenrick, now … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick chief admits failing to meet 50% affordable target

Colm Lacey, the head of the council’s house-builders, says that that there will be no council homes built and that he is missing his ‘affordable’ housing targets. BARRATT HOLMES, housing correspondent, reports Colm Lacey, the former council employee who has … Continue reading

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Brick by Brick’s homes prove too expensive for Croydon locals

Housing correspondent BARRATT HOLMES on how the council-owned housing company is struggling to sell its new homes The first batch of Brick by Brick homes, which the council promised were being built using public land and public money to help … Continue reading

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Council garages flogged off in latest Brick by Brick giveaway

Town Hall reporter KEN LEE on the half-truths and blank maps that came with the latest batch of 60 sites being handed over for development After flogging off public green spaces and kids’ playgrounds for the in-house house-builder to build … Continue reading

Posted in Alison Butler, Brick by Brick, Business, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Jo Negrini, Paul Scott, Planning, Tony Newman, Woodside | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , , | 4 Comments

Negrini’s gone silent over secret subsidies to Brick by Brick

Questions have been asked in the House  of Commons about the legality of Croydon Council’s land sales to Brick by Brick, and the answers make for uncomfortable reading for the Town Hall leadership, as KEN LEE reports Croydon Council may … Continue reading

Posted in Brick by Brick, Business, Chris Philp MP, Colm Lacey, Croydon Council, Croydon South, Housing, Jo Negrini, Tony Newman | Tagged , , , , , , , , , , | 7 Comments