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Saturday, June 24, 2017

Grenfell Tower Tragedy -Families To Be Rehoused In A £2billion Luxury Block -Photos)

Around 250 homeless and beleaguered survivors of the devastating Grenfell Tower fire will be rehoused permanently inside a £2billion luxury Kensington development....

The 68 one, two and three bedroom properties have been bought for just £10million and will provide refuge for families who lost everything in the blaze that killed 79 people a week ago.

Apartments in the Kensington Row development are currently on the market for between £1.5million and £8.5 million. The flats have been bought by the Corporation of London, which will run them as part of its social housing stock.

But developer St Edward has sold the 68 flats at 'cost' price even though they have a market value of around £160million. 
The 250 Grenfell residents - around half of its population - are currently in hotels or in extreme cases believed to be sleeping rough in parks or in their cars.
But from the end of July they will living in the development on Kensington High Street lauded as 'one of London's most sought after new addresses'.

The apartments have large rooms and balconies offering panoramic views of London and current residents also have access to a swimming pool, sauna, cinema and gymIt is not known whether the Grenfell survivors will have the same access. 

City of London Corporation immediately handed the flats to Kensington and Chelsea Borough Council, who have been so heavily criticised since Britain's worst fire for a generation.
The 68 flats for the Grenfell survivors was announced just before Theresa May apologised for the failures by local and national government in responding to the fire.

The property deal is a rare piece of good news for the families who lost friends and loved ones in last week's blaze.
It was paid for by the City of London Corporation - the wealthy local authority responsible for the capital's financial Square Mile which reportedly has £1.32billion in the bank.

Grenfell, a 1974 tower block refurbished last year, was engulfed by fire after a fridge exploded in its fourth floor.
Everyone on its top three storeys is believed to have perished including dozens who cowered together in their final moments a single room.

Others died trying to escape or even threw themselves and their children out of windows to escape the deadly heat and smoke.
Since the blaze anger has continued to mount over Kensington council's 'chaotic' handling of the Grenfell disaster amid reports of survivors sleeping rough and being denied cash because of confusing forms.
Nearly a week after the blaze which killed 79 and made hundreds homeless, desperate residents were said to still be struggling with accommodation and support.
More than £300,000 of the £5m emergency fund has been handed to families and over 100 people have been moved into hotels so far, the group said.

However, Lawyer Khatija Sacranie, who is offering free advice to those displaced, said some people trying to collect the aid money had been turned away empty handed because they had completed the wrong forms.
And one survivor said he was sent away with just £20 after officials ran out of cash.

The botched response effort was branded as 'appalling' with people still 'running around like headless chickens' by Kensington's new Labour MP Emma Dent Coad.
A mixture of one, two and three-bedroom flats have been purchased and will house up to 250 residents affected by the fire. 
The development will be ready by the end of next month, with the government paying for extra work to be done to ensure the flats are completed in time.

 Daily Mail


  1. Awww! How nice.
    Can this ever happen in Nigeria?

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  2. This can only happen in a developed country and not Nigeria where leaders steal and bury money in burial grounds and hold the country to ransom

  3. Let Fashola come and learn o. No be to dey demolish houses and render people homeless with making arrangements for those affected

  4. #True happiness and true power lie in understanding yourself, accepting yourself, having confidence in yourself*

  5. A system that works!!!!πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘

  6. Oh my God 79 people died. RIP to them.
    Thank God for providing for the others.

    Nigeria hope una see how system works. God will punish all politicians that made mess of Nigeria

  7. πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘πŸ‘
    When government works!
    In Nigeria they will even send out residents and demolish their houses without appropriate arrangements.

    1. If you want go and erect illΓ©gal structures and be waiting for a govt that will rehouse you

  8. People from other skyscrapers were evacuated yesterday because the cladding that is built like the Grennfell tower. I wonder where they will put them.

  9. This hurts did they have to die to get this .

  10. A country and system that works and cares for it's citizens.

  11. Much more than 79 peaple died but they are not saying it on the news.

    1. They don't have to make estimates na. That number is for now, as time goes on they will still inform us. Workers are still at the site. Stop quoting Lily Allen

  12. They won't be housed in any of those luxury apartments,though they will be housed in that same building.

  13. The annoying and heartbreaking part is that some residents are against them ring rehoused there


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