Tag Archives: Windsor House

Lawyers start to look into Croydon’s temporary accommodation

A public meeting today with public interest lawyers could represent the start of a potentially long campaign to get better living conditions for hundreds of families currently housed in three former office blocks on London Road between Thornton Heath and … Continue reading

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Blaze in laundry room of council block that failed inspection

The Fire Brigade was called out to a block of flats on London Road on Saturday – a council-run block which five years ago was deemed to be a fire risk. Concord House is one of three blocks – previously … Continue reading

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Residents living in fear of fire in council-run housing blocks

Despite condemning office-to-flat conversions, Croydon Council has been using three such buildings to provide temporary housing. A year after a Fire Brigade inspection found the blocks unsafe, improvement works have still not finished, leaving residents forced to live on a … Continue reading

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This House of Windsor has far from palatial accommodation

Such is the scale of the homelessness crisis in Croydon that the Labour-run council – which last month blocked future “permitted developments” of offices being converted into flats – is to utilise a third ex-office block to provide short-term accommodation. … Continue reading

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