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"The spirit in which these council homes were built is lost in the name of profits"

Link to The Observer

"Just a few minutes' walk from parliament, and a stone's throw from the Thames, is Westminster's imposing Millbank estate, erected at the start of the 20th century on the site of a prison.

"A series of redbrick blocks on wide tree-lined streets, built in response to an outcry over the state of London's slums, Millbank was one of the earliest council estates, providing good, affordable dwellings for those seeking to escaping exploitation and profiteering by private landlords.

"The handsome estate largely survived the Nazi bombs, although 25 people were killed. But it is arguable today whether the spirit in which these buildings were built lives on."

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