I'm a journalist who lives in London, which suits me quite well as writing and trying to make the most of all the capital has to offer are two of my favourite past times. I work as UK social media editor for BuzzFeed News. You can follow me on Twitter @andydangerfield. Here you can find a selection of my articles, which have appeared on the BBC, in various newspapers and magazines.
Wednesday, August 29, 2012
Heygate Estate’s last stand
"Unpopular social housing."
"An arrangement of monolithic land uses."
"Out of place in a city fringe location."
These are just a few of the phrases Southwark Council uses to
justify its plans to knock down the Heygate Estate, a sprawling 1970s
housing labyrinth in south-east London's Elephant and Castle.
Yet, on the estate, resides an 82-year-old woman who shares her flat with her husband, who is 83.