Poorer residents in London luxury development forced to use different entrances and facilities

Posted: Jul 29 2014Last Updated: Jul 14 2017
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One Commercial Street, London29 July 2014 - Hong Kong people are active buyers of London residential properties. A London media reported that “One Commercial Street” in London, which was launched in Hong Kong a year ago, forced poorer residents to use a backdoor in the alley instead of the residential building's main entrance.
 
Additionally, bicycle storage spaces, rubbish disposal facilities and postal deliveries have also been separated. Some worry that this two-tier policy will cause problems associated with social differentiation.
 
This poor-rich divide results from developers of upmarket London apartment blocks setting aside a number of units as affordable housing for lease to win planning permission. The article mentioned that 34% of residents at "One Commercial Street" belong to the low income group.
 
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