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Government buys luxury flats in Kensington for Grenfell inferno victims

21st Jun 17 3:13 pm

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Kensington Row development near to Kensington High Street have been bought by the government for 68 of the 110 families that are displaced after the inferno.

The homes will be ready by the end of July and the Department for Local Government (DCLG) said they will also provide more money for the victims so they are ready for people to move into.

These luxury flats include a 24-hour concierge, a spa, gum and an indoor cinema and the developments website says, “A world of privilege and exclusive residents’ services awaits.”

The City of London Corporation who worked on the deal, said: “We are ready to do everything we can to help the victims of the terrible fire at Grenfell Tower.

“We already provide council housing across seven London boroughs and are committed to delivering 3,700 new homes on sites across the capital.

“These plans are being discussed and agreed in principle as matter of urgency as part of the response by councils across London to support the team working on recovery efforts.”

The communities secretary, Sajid Javid said: The residents of Grenfell Tower have been through some of the most harrowing and traumatic experiences imaginable and it is our duty to support them.

“Our priority is to get everyone who has lost their home permanently rehoused locally as soon as possible, so that they can begin to rebuild their lives.

“The government will continue to do everything we can as fast as we can to support those affected by this terrible tragedy.”

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