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Architects Protest Over Social Housing Destruction

A group of architects are set to protest over the destruction of social housing and its replacement by "multi-million-pound luxury apartments and penthouses for nom-domiciled tax exiles and foreign investors that will still be empty when 88,000 London children are homeless this winter”, according to bdonline architecture magazine.

 

The group of architects who campaign under the banner of 'Architects for Social Housing' (ASH), will protest that the Royal Institue of British Architecture (RIBA) has nominated the Neo Bankside development in Southwark for its annual Stirling Prize. Their representative said that the nomination conferred a legitmacy' on the "class war being waged through housing in Britain today". The group pointed out that the money spent on just over 200 luxury apartments could have been used to develop almost 2,500 social housing units instead. The group also pointed out that the development, which followed the destruction of social housing estates in Southwark, had reduced 'affordable housing' in the borough to a level below that required by council policies.

 

The protest will take place outside the RIBA headquarters, 66 Portland Place, London W1B 1AD (map) from 5pm on the 15th October. 

 

 

Visit the ASH website here.

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