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Old May 27th 18, 02:30 PM posted to uk.railway,uk.transport.london
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Default Hackney Wick rebuilt station officially opened yesterday

On 27/05/2018 13:18, Jarle Hammen Knudsen wrote:
On Fri, 25 May 2018 19:21:57 -0000 (UTC), Recliner
wrote:
What was a poor, industrial zone
is finally getting gentrified


Where are they moving the poor?


It was mostly commercial, although a fair few artists/artisan of various
persuasions had moved in over in recent years for cheap space. But the
value of the land for residential development[1] (much of it high-rise)
made it impossible for commercial users to remain - eg the independent
MoT tester I'd trusted for nearly 30 years, the supplier of every
variety of metal pipe and pipe fitting I've ever wanted, the paving
specialists, the ...

[1] some offer "work/live" space - eg the "Fish Island Village"
development by the Peabody Trust charity et al

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